Aria Wells’ first full-length Greentea Peng album ‘MAN MADE’ lives up to the hype, a refreshing blend of psychedelic R&B cut with dub and reggae influences.
Representing a new beginning for one of alternative rock’s most venerated bands, Sleater-Kinney’s ‘Path Of Wellness’ deserves to be heard on its own terms.
Michelle Zauner delivers a stylish and diverse album of shape-shifting pop for her third Japanese Breakfast album ‘Jubilee’.
‘Seeking New Gods’ is another well-executed collection of understated yet joyous classic pop and rock from Gruff Rhys.
Advancing their sound in a pop-oriented direction, CHAI sacrifice the effectiveness of their message with sugary third album ‘WINK’.
Although more controlled than the chaos of their debut, Black Midi’s second album ‘Cavalcade’ is dynamic, detailed and highly intense.
Breezy, intelligent takes on late Nineties-early Noughties MTV R&B/pop make Erika De Casier’s ‘Sensational’ a riveting listen.
On the kinetic ‘Black To The Future’, Shabaka Hutchings and Sons Of Kemet sound more urgent and animated than ever before.
Swapping stern angularity for warm, Seventies-inspired sounds, ‘Daddy’s Home’ is a personal affair for Annie Clark but perhaps the least knowable St. Vincent album.
Light in places but engaging throughout, Czarface’s second collaboration with MF DOOM ‘Super What?’ is a fitting epitaph for the late rapper.