Taking inspiration from Chicago house and the more cerebral end of punk, ‘Working Men’s Club’ is a contender for the best debut album of 2020.
Dwelling on the anxieties of imminent parenthood, former Maccabees lead singer Orlando Weeks’ debut solo album ‘A Quickening’ is a very human listen.
Nocturnal vignettes of the modern dating landscape, ‘The Night Chancers’ is Baxter Dury’s most complete album yet.
Hitting a sweet spot between indie, funk and psych-rock, ‘Disco Volador’ is an infectious triumph for The Orielles.
On their third album ‘Hot Motion’, Temples unfortunately over-polish their sound and lose many of the winning characteristics that made them so satisfying.
Two Door Cinema Club’s fourth album ‘False Alarm’ sees them effortlessly turn the same indie-pop bop-along tricks – but it becomes grating after a short time.
Mattiel’s second studio album ‘Satis Factory’ doesn’t dwell much on detail but delivers on nostalgia-infused garage rock.
Worn-out musical inspirations and lazy songwriting make Circa Waves’ third album ‘What’s It Like Over There?’ a significant let-down.
Perfectly capturing the human experience of love, heartache and the struggle for autonomy, Julia Jacklin’s sophomore album ‘Crushing’ is an emotional triumph.
A decade into their career, White Lies show more signs of evolving their grey, monolithic post-punk sound than ever before on ‘FIVE’.