Out of step with the great majority of what passed for alternative rock in the late Noughties, ‘Bitte Orca’ by Dirty Projectors has quietly shaped the subsequent decade.
Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, has been one of the most cutting edge artists in British electronica for two decades. Begin exploring his back catalogue here!
Full of watery and pristine production, Panda Bear’s latest solo album ‘Buoys’ is stylistically unified almost to a fault.
‘About The Light’ doesn’t radiate sunny optimism exactly, but there’s definitely a certain generosity and stability of spirit, the sense that Steve Mason is finally at peace with his place in the world.
‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’ completed Animal Collective’s narrative arc and made them the most important American indie band of the Noughties.
Chan Marshall’s first Cat Power album in six years, ‘Wanderer’, is a succinct re-statement of all the musical values that make her such a cult icon.
Conor O’Brien oversees another gentle expansion of the sonic terms of Villagers with the project’s beguiling fifth album ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’.
While it’s probably her least absolutely brilliant effort in purely musical terms, Anna Calvi’s third album ‘Hunter’ is nevertheless an eloquent and compelling statement on gender.
Dev Hynes paints a beguiling portrait of horror and beauty, reflecting 2018 back on itself with his fourth Blood Orange album ‘Negro Swan’.
Without Panda Bear for this latest audio-visual project with Coral Morphologic, Animal Collective produce a curious yet compelling suite of watery psychedelia in ‘Tangerine Reef’.