‘Ants From Up There’ is an impressive second album from Black Country, New Road, if perhaps less immediate and more ephemeral than their debut.
Compelling and empathetic storytelling is key to ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’, which sees Dave exploring identity and belonging more closely.
Surprisingly effective country-influenced duets from Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie and Savages’ Jehnny Beth on ‘Utopian Ashes’.
John Grant journeys through elation and devastation with impactful songwriting and atmospheric production on ‘Boy From Michigan’.
Though it fluctuates between intensely intimate moments and full-band productions, ‘Home Video’ is Lucy Dacus’ strongest album yet in lyrical terms.
John Darnielle and The Mountain Goats excel once again on 20th album ‘Dark In Here’, telegraphing pre-pandemic dread and anxiety.
Wolf Alice deliver a supremely confident, consistent and mature album for their third outing with ‘Blue Weekend’.
‘Silk For The Starving’ is a sharp, energetic and modern take on post-punk by Speedy Wunderground’s latest products The Lounge Society.
Representing a new beginning for one of alternative rock’s most venerated bands, Sleater-Kinney’s ‘Path Of Wellness’ deserves to be heard on its own terms.
Michelle Zauner delivers a stylish and diverse album of shape-shifting pop for her third Japanese Breakfast album ‘Jubilee’.