Everything Everything’s fourth album ‘A Fever Dream’ wants to go for the grand political statement, but comes off a little clunky.
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.
After a four year wait, London Grammar play things very conservatively on their second album, opting to refine and polish the sound of the first rather than break new ground.
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.
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.
The industry has talked the talk on behalf of Rag’n’Bone Man, but Rory Graham can truly walk the walk with his impressive and soulful debut ‘Human’.
Sundara Karma, one of the big hopes for British indie in 2017, deliver an accomplished if slightly anonymous debut that leaves plenty of room of expansion.
‘You Want It Darker’ shows an erudite artist still intent on pushing himself and addressing the world as he sees it, even in his eighties.