Flitting between heartbreak, female empowerment and braggadoccio, ‘Cuz I Love You’ should finally see Lizzo break into the mainstream.
The first album from former Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis in five years, ‘On The Line’ is an immersive break-up album with a polished surface of nostalgia.
Melding sonorous guitars, pounding drums and reverb-drenched vocals, Brighton trio Our Girl deliver a solid indie-rock debut with ‘Stranger Today’.
Although she has still not followed it up, ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ remains one of the most influential American records of the Nineties.
Picking apart the minutiae of his life with self-deprecating honesty with fifth and final album ‘Bringing The Backline’, Ellis Jones’ project Trust Fund will be sorely missed.
Beyonce and Jay-Z put their personal lives under the spotlight on ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE’, an enjoyable if somewhat flawed trap-influenced album.
Pop music’s most talked-about background figure SOPHIE gives us a glimpse of the artist behind the enigma with a thrilling and hyper-real debut album ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’.
‘LUMP’, a collaboration between Laura Marling and Tunng’s Mike Lindsay, feels like you’re right in the studio amid the exchange of ideas.
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.
Julian Casablancas’ side-project The Voidz returns with its second LP ‘Virtue’, which transcends its overly long and experimental nature to be a largely enjoyable listen.