Smashing Pumpkins’ ambition exceeds their grasp on ‘CYR’, but at least it’s admirably and respectably different for them.
Featuring key members of the E Street Band live in the studio with minimal post-production, ‘Letter To You’ is as energetic as Bruce Springsteen has ever sounded.
The first Bright Eyes album in nine years, ‘Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was’ is a consistent and direct display of Conor Oberst’s songwriting power.
An accomplished debut album of understated, atmospheric folk-rock from Philadelphian Lily McKown that leaves space for future growth.
‘Purple Noon’ sees Ernest Greene taking few risks with his Washed Out sound, but the results are nonetheless pleasing.
On ‘Flower Of Devotion’, Chicago post-punk trio Dehd make the most of the opportunity to expand their sound and still sound recognisable.