19 years old, born and bred in West London, currently studying Media, Journalism and Culture at Cardiff University. My musical listening habits waver between hip-hop, electronic and indie. Reviews, commentary and complaints are my current speciality, but as the great Jay-Z states ‘Everybody can tell you how to do it / they never did it’.
Saul Milton and Will Kennard’s fifth Chase & Status album ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’ struggles to become anything more significant than a flat genre exercise.
Flitting between heartbreak, female empowerment and braggadoccio, ‘Cuz I Love You’ should finally see Lizzo break into the mainstream.
The first album from former Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis in five years, ‘On The Line’ is an immersive break-up album with a polished surface of nostalgia.
Melding sonorous guitars, pounding drums and reverb-drenched vocals, Brighton trio Our Girl deliver a solid indie-rock debut with ‘Stranger Today’.
Although she has still not followed it up, ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ remains one of the most influential American records of the Nineties.
Picking apart the minutiae of his life with self-deprecating honesty with fifth and final album ‘Bringing The Backline’, Ellis Jones’ project Trust Fund will be sorely missed.
Beyonce and Jay-Z put their personal lives under the spotlight on ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE’, an enjoyable if somewhat flawed trap-influenced album.
Pop music’s most talked-about background figure SOPHIE gives us a glimpse of the artist behind the enigma with a thrilling and hyper-real debut album ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’.
‘LUMP’, a collaboration between Laura Marling and Tunng’s Mike Lindsay, feels like you’re right in the studio amid the exchange of ideas.
A divisive figure releases what’s likely to be a divisive debut album, but Cardi B’s ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ is undeniably an entertaining listen.