John Darnielle and The Mountain Goats excel once again on 20th album ‘Dark In Here’, telegraphing pre-pandemic dread and anxiety.
Wolf Alice deliver a supremely confident, consistent and mature album for their third outing with ‘Blue Weekend’.
‘Silk For The Starving’ is a sharp, energetic and modern take on post-punk by Speedy Wunderground’s latest products The Lounge Society.
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.