Minimalist, crystalline and intimate, The xx’s debut album contains the DNA of a subsequent decade of brilliant pop.
Kamasi Washington’s latest epic double-album ‘Heaven And Earth’ is another artistic triumph, the band-leader executing ambitious arrangements without irony or pretension.
The Mercury Prize list has certainly let us down this year, so we decided to make a list of what we thought should have made the cut.
It’s taken many years, but Sampha’s debut album ‘Process’ really does fulfill all the hopes his admirers had pinned on it.
Nearly five years in the making, The xx’s third album ‘I See You’ is another triumph, retaining all their established qualities but impressively expanding their sonic palette.