With their third album ‘Forest Of Your Problems’, Snapped Ankles successfully meld bitterness with danceability.
Surprisingly effective country-influenced duets from Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and Savages’ Jehnny Beth on ‘Utopian Ashes’.
‘The Golden Casket’ represents a partial rediscovery of Modest Mouse’s (and Isaac Brock’s) identity after the debacle of ‘Strangers To Ourselves’.
John Grant journeys through elation and devastation with impactful songwriting and atmospheric production on ‘Boy From Michigan’.
Though it fluctuates between intensely intimate moments and full-band productions, ‘Home Video’ is Lucy Dacus’ strongest album yet in lyrical terms.
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.