Reanimating The Shins after a five-year hiatus with a whole new backing band, James Mercer’s ‘Heartworms’ is sometimes too forced to match up to previous glories.
Although it feels like he’s been around forever, ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ is Stormzy’s debut studio album proper. While sometimes overly commercial, it represents another significant milestone for grime.
English rapper James Devlin’s third album ‘The Devil In’ falls flat, with clunky lyrics and derivative tunes.
Having done so much to popularise grime as we know it today, Wiley’s 11th and final album ‘Godfather’ sees him bow out in style.
The top fifty albums of 2016, selected by our staff.
With ‘Welcome To Sideways’ Simian Mobile Disco bring us further on their musical weirdness mystery tour.
‘The Midnight Sun’ is an impressive and relaxed album, and one that hasn’t seen Duncan’s musical integrity tainted by his rise to success.