‘Blood Year’, the seventh album by Canadian post-metal stalwarts Russian Circles, is sadly their weakest and most inconsistent record to date.
Another charmingly inconsistent collection strewn with incredible highlights from Hot Chip on seventh album ‘A Bath Full Of Ecstasy’.
14 years on from their last collaboration, Calexico and Sam Beam once again demonstrate their creative affinity for each other on ‘Years To Burn’.
Thrilling riffs and humorous lyrics make the four-year wait for the new Dinosaur Pile-Up album ‘Celebrity Mansions’ worth it.
Following some years out of favour, ‘Californication’ saw Red Hot Chili Peppers and John Frusciante completely restore their critical and commercial fortunes.
Striking out on her own, Stina Tweeddale’s third Honeyblood album ‘In Plain Sight’ is a successful venture of sharp, incisive tracks.
Machine-tooled for success to the point that it’s utterly unremarkable, the debut album from Lewis Capaldi almost defies analysis.
‘Social Cues’ represents a significant revival of artistic fortunes for Matt Shultz and Cage The Elephant.
Spanning 10 years, three albums and an EP, ‘The Beirut School’ is an excellent snapshot of what makes Lebanese indie-pop activists Mashrou’ Leila so compelling.
On their third album ‘Strange Creatures’, Drenge tweak and experiment with their hard, fast and loud post-grunge racket, with compelling results.