‘The Pains Of Growing’ is a comforting, well-written and executed pop record, but stylistically it still keeps you wondering what exactly Alessia Cara’s sound is.
Stepping up to the majors and littered with guest features, Anderson .Paak’s ‘Oxnard’ unfortunately sacrifices some of its creator’s personality for commercial gain.
Listening to The 1975 trying to actively forge an intelligent, overarching statement in an era when sincerity has long since died makes ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ arguably the most relevant pop album this decade.
Damon Albarn’s reunited supergroup return after nearly 13 years, with a perfectly timed lament for the EU.
On their fourth LP Delta, Mumford & Sons are yet again inoffensive and as approachable as they always were. A cohesive effort, but one that lacks any real substance.
The almost-reformed Smashing Pumpkins return with what is, perhaps, their most off-kilter album yet.
It’s very much business as usual on Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis’ latest solo offering ‘Elastic Days’ – and that’s a really great thing.
The three new tracks that make up Little Dragon’s latest EP, ‘Lover Chanting’, contain all the traits that make them special but don’t advance their sound.
A collaborative effort between Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, ‘boygenius’ is an imperious display of empathy and brilliant songwriting.
When you think that ‘Simulation Theory’ is the work of the same band that once did ‘Origin Of Symmetry’, you realise how depressingly cynical Muse have become.