Death Cab For Cutie’s ninth album ‘Thank You For Today’ does what it does extremely well, but 20 years into their career, it suffers from an almost total lack of surprise.
Given almost total control of his artistic vision, Charlie Puth comes up with a well-produced but ultimately weightless sophomore album in ‘Voicenotes’.
‘Dirty Computer’ is outspoken, political music done properly, and expands Janelle Monae’s already rich musical palette even further.
A divisive figure releases what’s likely to be a divisive debut album, but Cardi B’s ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ is undeniably an entertaining listen.
The tentative rehabilitation of Weezer continues afoot with ‘Pacific Daydream’, a likeable but lightweight collection of guitar-pop.
Action Bronson is as charismatic as ever on his first album in two years.
On ‘A Deeper Understanding’, Adam Granduciel travels even further into his own haunted mindscape to make another War On Drugs masterpiece.
While it contains some exceptional highlights, ‘Relaxer’ finds Alt-J often struggling to find their footing on an admirably bold third album.
After the pop misadventures of their previous effort, Paramore are back on the right track with fifth album ‘After Laughter’.
The commercial juggernaut of Ed Sheeran will rumble on, and nothing anybody will say about ‘÷’ will make any difference. That said, it’s crushingly average.