While its highlights are truly tremendous, BDRMM’s semi-eponymous debut ‘Bedroom’ is very front-heavy, becoming bogged down in monotony.
On their third album ‘Mordechai’, Khruangbin take their globe-trotting aesthetic in a more conventional pop direction, but it’s no less rewarding.
Hinds’ third studio album ‘The Prettiest Curse’ sees them expand stylistically and write their strongest material yet.
Diet Cig’s second album ‘Do You Wonder About Me?’ is disappointingly brief and underdeveloped, rarely getting out of song-sketch territory.
As EOB, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien doesn’t live up his pedigree on debut solo album ‘Earth’.
The first new Strokes album in seven years, ‘The New Abnormal’ is a bold but only partly successful departure from expectations and previous form.
It won’t do anything to win back any previous fans, but Morrissey’s latest LP ‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’ is better than his recent efforts.
Deap Vally and The Flaming Lips join forces for ‘Deap Lips’, which is sadly less than the sum of its parts.
Dan Bejar’s 12th Destroyer album ‘Have We Met’ reaches the heights of his songwriting capability, but frustratingly infrequently.
Continuing to build on their recently discovered dance/rock aesthetic, Courteeners’ sixth album ‘More. Again. Forever.’ will at least please the die-hards.