Bully’s latest effort is passable, but rarely stirs up the same visceral punk rock fun of their debut.
After a seven-year hiatus, it’s a great relief that Wolf Parade are in fine form as ever with their fourth album ‘Cry Cry Cry’.
Sam Beam’s sixth Iron & Wine album ‘Beast Epic’ sticks very closely to the same formula that’s made him such a celebrated figure in the indie/folk scene for so many years.
Constantly baffling and challenging, Shabazz Palaces have managed to do something truly remarkable and increasingly rare with ‘Quazarz’ – sustain the listener’s attention for more than 70 minutes.
Beach House haven’t broken any barriers with their ’B-Sides And Rarities’, but they continue to please their forever-dedicated fans.
With eighth album ‘In Spades’, the resurrection and second chapter of The Afghan Whigs continues with considerable force and vigour.
The caustically funny ‘Pure Comedy’ sees Josh Tillman take aim at society and politics in his third album as Father John Misty.
Hardcore punk foursome Pissed Jeans’ first album in four years sticks closely to their established formula, but is no less enjoyable for it.
Jesca Hoop’s fifth studio album ‘Memories Are Now’ features yet more strange and evocative lyrics.
‘Requiem’, for all its attempted restraint, is the most ambitious-sounding GOAT record to date.