For the time being we have an emotive, emphatic and often joyous collection of music that plays equally for the head and the heart. A glorious, technicolour triumph.
‘On Your Own Love Again’ is a timeless record by a remarkable talent only just starting to show what she can do.
Don't be surprised if Ghostpoet is on Mercury minds once more with this excellent effort.
‘Bleeds’ isn’t a flawless album, but it is diverse and imaginative. As expected, Roots Manuva still manages to bring unique inventiveness to his work.
June 2, 2015
'Nozinja Lodge' is an album that passionately bubbles with personality; certainly an LP that doesn't carry a painted by numbers feel.
'Marks to Prove It' is the most cohesive offering from the Maccabees to date. On the surface, an extension and refinement of their previous record, but in reality, a thrilling, provocative and daring album that rewards with each listen.
'A Dream Outside' offers ample proof of the theory that albums which sound as though they were fun to make are often a joy to listen to. This is savvy, intelligent music.
The Chemical Brothers continue to buck any notions of a creative burn-out with their strongest release in a decade.
Sleaford Mods have managed to express perfectly and effortlessly, what it feels like to live in 21st century Britain and from here, they can only get bigger.
'Elaenia' is one of those rare albums that crosses genres and audiences with ease due in thanks to the sheer craft that's gone into its seven tracks.
Black humour, sharp observation and a playful but meticulous knack with words, surely aided by his capacity as a multi-linguist, make ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ a record which satisfies on every level.
'Compton’ may be less state-of-the-art than other rap albums in 2015. It may spend a lot of its time reflecting on the past. But as an argument for that now famous district in South Los Angeles and its continued importance and centrality to hip-hop, it’s forceful and convincing.
It’s hard to imagine anyone else ever recording these songs, so indelibly does Holter leave her mark.
A broad, diverse and enriching album, the ten tracks which make up 'Culture Of Volume' are each distinctive but seamlessly connect and click together to produce a piece of work that will both delight and enthral.
Bridges' sound is the pinnacle of a young artist transmitting a dated sound and bringing it straight into the 21st century, with the final results nostalgic yet ultimately fresh and current.
It's too early to say if 'Currents' will be the masterpiece that Kevin Parker is remembered for, but not too early to state that this is his best LP yet, a near-perfect album in a body of already remarkably impressive works.