Swapping stern angularity for warm, Seventies-inspired sounds, ‘Daddy’s Home’ is a personal affair for Annie Clark but perhaps the least knowable St. Vincent album.
Light in places but engaging throughout, Czarface’s second collaboration with MF DOOM ‘Super What?’ is a fitting epitaph for the late rapper.
1981’s ‘Nightclubbing’ was the second of a quick-fire brace of releases that transformed Grace Jones’s image.
The last of their masterpieces, 1981’s ‘Computer World’ represented Kraftwerk’s perfection of form and content.
Fabulously inventive in its wordplay and sonic world-building, Kool Keith and Dan The Automator’s ‘Dr. Octagonecologyst’ pushed hip-hop to weird places.
A seamless, dynamic blend of digital beats and electro-acoustic instrumentation, Steven Ellison’s soundtrack to Netflix anime ‘Yasuke’ is near flawless.
Following a turbulent end to the Sixties, The Rolling Stones began the era that has subsequently defined their career with Southern rock-inventing masterwork ‘Sticky Fingers’.
All the best new music released throughout April 2021 – including St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, CHAI, Lucy Dacus and Erika De Casier.
Out of step with its time, The Flamin’ Groovies’ 1971 album ‘Teenage Head’ ended their first, less famous iteration with obscurity, but has become an alt-rock classic.
A yearning, spiritual jazz masterpiece augmented by minimalist electronica and symphonic elements, ‘Promises’ is a seamless fusion of genres.