The 14th Xiu Xiu album ‘Girl With A Basket Of Fruit’ sees Jamie Stewart push their experimental tendencies even further than usual, and the results are astonishing.
Yak’s second album ‘Pursuit Of Momentary Happiness’ is a study in the tunnel-vision madness of the creative process and striving to get what you want.
Full of short, clipped fusions of different genres, ‘Outer Peace’ is the most optimistic Toro Y Moi album yet.
The Twilight Sad’s fifth effort ‘It Won/t Be Like This All The Time’ is a vulnerable and profoundly human album, and that feels vital and timely in 2019.
‘Assume Form’ is not the kind of cold and subdued album for which many have pigeonholed James Blake, but a warm release, full of intricate hooks and devastating lyricism.
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.
A collaborative effort between Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, ‘boygenius’ is an imperious display of empathy and brilliant songwriting.
Much more than just battle-hardened survivors, The Prodigy’s latest album ‘No Tourists’ finds them in fresher form than at any point in the last decade.
Although it’s brief, Public Service Broadcasting remain on top form with their latest EP ‘White Star Liner’, a moving evocation of the construction, sinking and discovery of the Titanic.
Robyn is back, at long last, breathing fresh air into pop music with her first album in eight years, and ‘Honey’ only shows how much her presence was needed.