Stepping out of the shadow of One Direction for the first time, Harry Styles’ self-titled debut is confident, surprisingly enjoyable and mostly credible.
Björk’s sixth studio album ‘Volta’ was yet another startling and original musical vision from one of pop music’s greatest auteurs.
Joe Goddard, of British dance legends Hot Chip, goes solo with a competent, club-ready album in ‘Electric Lines’.
After their resounding success in 2014, Future Islands make the art of the ‘difficult follow-up’ album look incredibly easy with ‘The Far Field’.
After two albums of solid post-punk, PINS introduce electronics into their sound on new EP ‘Bad Thing’.
Circa Waves’ make-or-break second record ‘Different Creatures’ expands the sound of their debut, making for festival-ready tunes their fans should lap up.
Minnesotan indie four-piece Hippo Campus’ debut album ‘landmark’ lives up to the sterling live reputation they’ve built themselves over the last four years.
Indie-folk quintet Horse Thief’s second album ‘Trials & Truths’ is perfectly pleasant, but fails to develop from their promising 2014 debut.
The Proper Ornaments’ second LP ‘Foxhole’ grows naturally out of their debut, full of retro charm indebted to the very best of the 1960s.
The top fifty albums of 2016, selected by our staff.