30 years ago, My Bloody Valentin’s first LP for creation records became one of the cornerstones of the shoegaze genre. Much imitated, but never bettered.
A collaborative effort between Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, ‘boygenius’ is an imperious display of empathy and brilliant songwriting.
We caught up with Lindsey Jordan – aka Snail Mail – after her gig at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club, and talked about touring, wine, cupcakes and the benefits of water.
Addressing love, loss and grief, as well as birth and youth, Big Thief singer Adrianne Lenker’s latest solo album ‘abysskiss’ is a melancholy triumph.
Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth deliver a mature and inventive follow-up to a brilliant debut with the second Let’s Eat Grandma album ‘I’m All Ears’.
Trent Reznor caps off a recent flurry of Nine Inch Nails output with the diverse, bizarre but often brilliant mini-album ‘Bad Witch’.
Lindsey Jordan’s first full Snail Mail album ‘Lush’ is an intensely detailed document of life and love while adjusting to adulthood, and fulfills all the breathless predictions made for it.
Snow Patrol return after a seven-year hiatus with their most surprisingly powerful and emotionally resonant work ever.
Given almost total control of his artistic vision, Charlie Puth comes up with a well-produced but ultimately weightless sophomore album in ‘Voicenotes’.
Nandi Rose Plunkett, aka Half Waif, delivers a quiet and understated success with debut full-length album ‘Lavender’, full of lush synths and incisive observations.