Stripped back and emotionally direct, it’s difficult not to see the bar-room rock leanings of ‘An Obelisk’ as an over-correction in reaction to last year’s ‘A Productive Cough’.
Another charmingly inconsistent collection strewn with incredible highlights from Hot Chip on seventh album ‘A Bath Full Of Ecstasy’.
Anarcho-punks Bad Breeding display more sonic ambition on third album ‘Exiled’, but their masterpiece is still out of reach.
It’s nothing new or revolutionary, but Burial’s latest EP ‘Claustro / State Forest’ is the latest instalment in a fine body of work.
14 years on from their last collaboration, Calexico and Sam Beam once again demonstrate their creative affinity for each other on ‘Years To Burn’.
Mattiel’s second studio album ‘Satis Factory’ doesn’t dwell much on detail but delivers on nostalgia-infused garage rock.
His first new album in six years, Bill Callahan is in reflective and ruminative form on ‘Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest’.
Bedecked with lush strings, sweeping vistas and a cast of restless characters, Bruce Springsteen’s 19th album ‘Western Stars’ displays more passion and drive than bands a third his age.
The first of three planned EPs for 2019, ‘Black Star Dancing’ sees Noel Gallagher venture even further into unconventional territory, but with mixed results.
They were so bizarre when they emerged back in 2007, but Yeasayer are losing their edge with every passing album in 2019 on ‘Erotic Reruns’.