‘For Those That Wish To Exist’ solidifies Architects’ status as one of British metal’s premier flag bearers.
Produced in league with Four Tet, hip-hop producer extraordinaire Madlib delivers a reliably compelling album in ‘Sound Ancestors’.
An extraordinarily powerful evocation of isolation and heartbreak built with the barest of ingredients, Adrianne Lenker’s two new albums are spellbinding.
IDLES’ third album ‘Ultra Mono’ lacks the off-kilter energy of their debut and the joie-de-vivre of their second, but hits just about hard enough.
Competently and entertainingly interpreting their post-punk / new-wave influences, ‘Gentle Grip’ is a fine debut from Public Practice.
The purest expression of Mike Hadreas’ artistry as Perfume Genius yet, ‘Set My Heart On Fire Immediately’ is a resounding masterpiece.
Ghostpoet’s grimy hybridisation of hip-hop and indie has never left much room for light, but fifth album ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’ is incredibly prescient.
‘The Don Of Diamond Dreams’, the latest album from Ishmael Butler’s Shabazz Palaces, occasionally drifts too much, but few make hip-hop as immersive as him.
A bland and often banal mish-mash of elements from their four previous albums, Bombay Bicycle Club’s grand comeback is a serious disappointment.
Alex O’Connor’s major-label debut as Rex Orange County, ‘Pony’ contains all the affectionate charm that has made him such a hot property.