Following some years out of favour, ‘Californication’ saw Red Hot Chili Peppers and John Frusciante completely restore their critical and commercial fortunes.
An optimistic fin-de-siecle masterpiece offering hope for humanity, The Flaming Lips’ 1999 album ‘The Soft Bulletin’ turns 20.
‘Greatest Hits, Vol.1’, Warner’s attempt to sum up 25 years of The Flaming Lips in three-quarters of an hour, is both unnecessary and inadequate.
Panic! At The Disco’s ever-evolving aesthetic sees Brendon Urie imagine what a serotonin-pumped Fall Out Boy might have sounded like in the 1920s.
Linkin Park’s live album ‘One More Light Live’ acts as a more effective document for its parent album, and provides a fitting tribute to Chester Bennington.
‘As You Were’ is fundamentally solid, but it’s just too hard not to compare it to the brash public persona that Liam Gallagher has constructed and be a touch disappointed.
Following their meteoric rise to the top three years ago, Royal Blood stick to their guns and offer up more punishing riffage on ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’
Dua Lipa’s long-awaited debut album is extremely accessible and competent but misses the chance to be truly cutting-edge.
Linkin Park’s seventh album ‘One More Light’ is a confused and virtually unlistenable mess.
Gorillaz’ first proper album in seven years, featuring a galaxy of guest stars, effectively re-boots their sound for 2017, though it’s not as distinctive as it once was.