Matador’s 25th anniversary box set is both a formal acknowledgment of the importance of Liz Phair to American indie history, as well as her early experimental songwriting.
The risky sonic gamble made on ‘Beyondless’ pays off handsomely, resulting in the most consistent, dark and heavy Iceage album so far.
Yo La Tengo’s 15th studio album might not make you want to man the barricades, like the classic Sly Stone album with which it shares a name, but it could lead to personal enlightenment and comfort.
Following up a highly promising debut with a mature and accomplished second effort, Lucy Dacus’ ‘Historian’ is one of the musical triumphs of 2018.
Explicitly referencing their own past with a new trilogy of EPs, all titled ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems’, Belle & Sebastian are in brilliant creative form.
Her second album and first for prestigious indie Matador, ‘Turn Out The Lights’ is another impressive showcase for Julien Baker and her considerable songwriting talent.
Queens Of The Stone Age deliver an exceptional and inventive album in ‘Villains’, that proves guitar music still has life in it yet.
No Shape is a delightful record, built on superb lyricism and ably assisted by some excellent instrumentation.
The evolution of Spoon has proven to be a joy to behold, with every album subtly reinventing just what the band is and ‘Hot Thoughts’ is no different.
by Ollie Rankine It’s taken six years and 14 home-recorded albums for Car Seat Headrest’s Will Toledo, a bedroom artist par extraordinaire, to finally step into a recording studio. Previously managing to turn a handful of heads with 2011’s Twin Fantasy, fans waiting patiently for Toledo’s studio scepticism to subside finally have something to cheer about with Teens Of Denial, the release of his first ever professionally produced studio album.