LCD Soundsystem fans worried about James Murphy’s return to the studio should be reassured that ‘American Dream’ stands up to all of their past glories.
Anything other than a terrific album from Arcade Fire feels like a let-down, and on ‘Everything Now’ we have to face just that.
The Mercury Prize list has certainly let us down this year, so we decided to make a list of what we thought should have made the cut.
Probably now doomed to be remembered as a one-hit wonder, Foster The People’s utterly inoffensive third album ‘Sacred Hearts Club’ completely lacks originality.
Stuffed with already familiar hits and sparkling new tracks, Declan McKenna’s keenly awaited debut ‘What Do You Think About The Car?’ feels like an instant modern classic.
Amber Coffman’s first solo album after leaving Dirty Projectors, ‘City Of No Reply’, is sadly far too polite and inoffensive to be memorable enough.
Stepping out of the shadow of One Direction for the first time, Harry Styles’ self-titled debut is confident, surprisingly enjoyable and mostly credible.
Kasabian’s sixth studio album ‘For Crying Out Loud’ sees them go over old ground yet again.
The Chainsmokers’ rebrand from annoying EDM-merchants to slick pop operators can’t disguise a lack of soul or original ideas on an overproduced mess of a debut album.
Railing against the upheaval in the world, ‘Spirit’ is Depeche Mode’s angriest and most political album yet.