A quantum leap in the singer-songwriter paradigm, Joni Mitchell’s flawless essay on love, loss and regret ‘Blue’ remains hugely powerful.
The Shins’ 2001 debut ‘Oh, Inverted World’ still stands as an influential archetype for 21st century American indie.
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.
Michelle Zauner delivers a stylish and diverse album of shape-shifting pop for her third Japanese Breakfast album ‘Jubilee’.
Recorded at the same time as its more illustrious sister album ‘Kid A’, 2001’s ‘Amnesiac’ showed Radiohead matching the scope of rock with the sonic possibilities offered by electronic music.
‘Seeking New Gods’ is another well-executed collection of understated yet joyous classic pop and rock from Gruff Rhys.
A beginner’s guide to the dramatic, gothic and romantic post-punk of Echo & The Bunnymen.
Breezy, intelligent takes on late Nineties-early Noughties MTV R&B/pop make Erika De Casier’s ‘Sensational’ a riveting listen.
All the best new music released throughout May 2021 – including Japanese Breakfast, Torres, Black Midi, Sharon Van Etten and Modest Mouse.
Analyzing a bitterly divided America in 1971, Marvin Gaye’s gorgeous soul suite ‘What’s Going On’ has a legacy that resonates well beyond music.