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Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
Under The Radar

Ultimately, Big Balloon probably won't gain them many new fans, but while the album suffers just a tad from relentless busy-ness, its proggy ambition combines with Wallis' penchant for gently ambitious, catchy melodies to make a creative work very few artists are capable of achieving.

6 hours ago - Source

Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
The Skinny

Big Balloon finds them cranking up the tempo and reconnecting their guitars after 2015’s largely synth-driven O Shudder, though the result is less a stylistic refresh than a confident reaffirmation of their combined output up until now.

6 hours ago - Source

Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
The Line of Best Fit
It might not be all we'd hoped for, and could certainly benefit from some variety, but there are just about enough standouts here to keep admirers interested.
6 hours ago - Source

Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
The Guardian
Here’s an alternative to the aggro punk poetry of Sleaford Mods: for their fifth album, Dutch Uncles have captured the cold, industrial grind of being broke and betrayed in austerity Britain.
6 hours ago - Source

Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
PopMatters

Allowing the right amount of self-awareness into the creative process isn’t always easy, but Dutch Uncles have come closer than ever to finding that balance on Big Balloon.

6 hours ago - Source

Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
musicOMH

For their fifth album, Big Balloon, all the appropriate ingredients are there: the jerky rhythms, the unusual time signatures and opaque lyrics are all present and correct, along with a strange feeling that you’re not entirely sure what’s going to happen next.

6 hours ago - Source

Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
Loud and Quiet
It might not go down as the definitive record in guitar music for 2017, but it’s a catchy and consistent collection of idiosyncratic indie-pop tracks from a band who hopefully have another 9 years left in them.
6 hours ago - Source

Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
God Is in the TV
I dare say there will be half a dozen albums this year comparable to Dutch Uncles. Will there be any better? I fear, probably.
6 hours ago - Source

Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
GIGsoup
It’ll please the current fans and might even convert some new ones, but there’s nothing particularly standout about this album – save for two of its three already-released singles.
6 hours ago - Source

Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
Drowned in Sound
This album continues their purple patch and although there are tweaks, they deliver what we have come to expect.
6 hours ago - Source

Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
DIY
Indeed, if you’re used to the band producing tunes heavy with strings and synths, prepare to be surprised: fifth album ‘Big Balloon’ is something of a trip back into the left-field, tricky rock they were making at the start of the decade.
6 hours ago - Source

Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
Crack Magazine

Big Balloon is another confident stride from a group that remain a hidden gem within the alt-pop world. The only concern is that here Dutch Uncles veer uncomfortably close to being predictable. Anathema for a band with weirdness ingrained so heavily in their DNA.

6 hours ago - Source

Review
Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
Exclaim!
Five albums in, unconventional pop band Dutch Uncles have made their most cohesive record yet.
6 hours ago - Source

Review
Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works by Max Richter
The Independent
Released to coincide with the current ROH run of Wayne McGregor’s ballet, Woolf Works follows a three-part structure, offering musical evocations of three Virginia Woolf books, each prefaced by a brief spoken passage.
6 hours ago - Source

Review
Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works by Max Richter
PopMatters
Three Worlds is rewarding as a background record as well as cognitive listening. Richter’s sound is best served without real pictures but paired with your dreams.
6 hours ago - Source

Review
Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works by Max Richter
Pitchfork
Like McGregor, he set an impossible bar, and even if he doesn’t clear it, the fall leads to something arresting nonetheless.
6 hours ago - Source

Review
Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works by Max Richter
AllMusic
Although the work as a whole is not a film score, it has the flavor of one, and it opens up intriguing possibilities for the expansion of that language to other settings. Certainly recommended for anyone who has noticed and liked the music for Arrival.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works by Max Richter
Drowned in Sound
To his credit, Max Richter has crafted something that feels like a timeless nod to the past, and yet an inventive ode to Woolf’s modernism. He has followed up the exceptional Sleep with yet another dazzling work that is “full of echoes, of memories, of associations” that celebrate and reflect this towering writer.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Modern Ruin by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
The Skinny
Unfortunately ... Carter has a tendency to call on his inner Billy Idol when he should be channelling Ian MacKaye (see Wild Flowers) and there are definitely times when the band sounds like Therapy fronted by Infected-era Matt Johnson (Vampires, we’re looking at you).
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Modern Ruin by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
No Ripcord
If they’re after a brutish catharsis, they’ll be feasting on this record, but the almost mellifluous production of the record deodorises the stink that should accompany the piss-soaked, serrated guitars, ultimately sanding down a product that should rip all in its path to pieces.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Modern Ruin by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
NME
Don’t come to ‘Modern Ruin’ looking to be cheered up then, but if it’s catharsis you’re after, there’s nothing more fitting.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Modern Ruin by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
God Is in the TV
It is extremely encouraging to see an artist develop themselves to this extent and I, for one, am intrigued to see which path he follows next.
7 hours ago - Source

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Dive Medicine: Chapter One by Apathy

Release Date: March 17, 2017

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Review
Modern Ruin by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Exclaim!
Modern Ruin is a solid, well-balanced effort that showcases Frank Carter's versatility as an artist while pleasing fans of his previous work.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Modern Ruin by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Drowned in Sound
The one major criticism that inescapably must be levelled, and unfortunately it is a major one, is that this record is just so forgettable.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Modern Ruin by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Clash
While there’s certainly more emphasis on melody this time around, it’s brought about through noticeably more mature, more refined compositions. Is this the sound of Frank Carter growing up?
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Modern Ruin by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
GIGsoup
The band have made a bold step by experimenting with their sound so soon into their career but it only reinforces their mantra that they’re a band that aren’t here to knock on the door and wait for an answer, they’re here to blow the door off its hinges.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Trials & Truths by Horse Thief
God Is in the TV
For now, it all seems a little out of time and sidestepping the zeitgeist.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Occult Architecture, Vol. 1 by Moon Duo
musicOMH

The arrival of Occult Architecture Vol 2 later this year will mark another moment of judgement, when Vol. 1 can be assessed in its full context. But for now, it’s a worthy instalment in the Moon Duo canon and a fine record on its own terms.

7 hours ago - Source

Review
50 by Michael Chapman
Uncut
While there are hacksaw marks here and there, 50 is a finely turned piece that surveys the looming thunderclouds of mortality and the biblical gloom of the times, and – quietly, unshowily – transcends both.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
50 by Michael Chapman
The Independent
Extraordinarily, over a nearly 50-year recording career featuring guitar work infused with all manner of American jazz, blues and ragtime influences, Michael Chapman had never before recorded an American album – a situation rectified here with a combo of younger devotees attracted by his burgeoning reputation as a surviving master guitarist to rival John Fahey.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
50 by Michael Chapman
Pitchfork
Even as it draws on new and old songs, 50 presents a startlingly current and nearly apocalyptic vision of America; it’s album full of brimstone and brine, perhaps more perfect for this moment in history than we’d like to admit.
7 hours ago - Source

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50 by Michael Chapman
God Is in the TV
So while perhaps not the late career classic one might almost feel obliged to review, 50 adds a welcome ellipsis to an astonishing career of a musician who has not only tackled a myriad of genres but has also embraced (and continues to) the changes and developments of the modern music era.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
50 by Michael Chapman
AllMusic
Chapman is an artist who has never had a problem with upending creative expectations, and if 50 isn't the sort of music many of his longtime fans would expect from him, it's also passionate, literate, and the work of an artist who wants to make the most of his late-era career. Not many artists sound this determined and engaged, especially at the age of 75.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
50 by Michael Chapman
The Line of Best Fit
Easily strong enough to act as an ideal entry point to Chapman's extensive discography, and quite likely the veteran's definitive statement, 50 deserves to reap all possible plaudits.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Reassemblage by Visible Cloaks
Resident Advisor
Visible Cloaks' music makes sense alongside a set of Motion Graphics-related projects—such as Lifted and Co La—that are equally abstract, playful, and boundary-breaking in their use of digital tools. Reassemblage is the finest LP yet to emerge from this diffuse scene, and it also brings a new set of ideas to the table.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Stitch of the World by Tift Merritt
The Independent
While not quite as impressive as 2012’s Traveling Alone, there’s much to enjoy about Tift Merritt’s Stitch Of The World – not least the inspired contributions of her top-notch accompanists.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Stitch of the World by Tift Merritt
PopMatters
The album as a whole sounds easy but never simple.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
Sick Scenes by Los Campesinos!
musicOMH
The record sees them release their pent-up anger across 11 songs that embrace the band’s enthusiasm to get back to doing what they do best.
7 hours ago - Source

Review
World Eater by Blanck Mass
The Line of Best Fit

It might not hit Dumb Flesh’s dancefloor highs but with decent headphones and a windswept night there’s points on here that are damn near-transcendental, although the damage left might be permanent.

7 hours ago - Source

Rating
World Eater by Blanck Mass
The Line of Best Fit
85
7 hours ago - Source

Rating
Don't Get Lost by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Sputnikmusic
74
8 hours ago - Source

Review
Drunk by Thundercat
Mojo
While its warm, buttery, lovingly produced sound suggests it will make the ideal accompaniment to a summer barbeque or beach party – and it most certainly will – Thundercat has, by skirting around the edges of darkness, created a moody, magnificent, endlessly replayable record that also makes sense in late February.
8 hours ago - Source

Rating
Drunk by Thundercat
Mojo
100
8 hours ago - Source

Rating
Occult Architecture, Vol. 1 by Moon Duo
musicOMH
70
8 hours ago - Source

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Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles
musicOMH
80
8 hours ago - Source

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Sick Scenes by Los Campesinos!
musicOMH
70
8 hours ago - Source

Artist
Mak
9 hours ago

Album
Humans Become Machines by Aristophanes 貍貓

Release Date: February 24, 2017

10 hours ago

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Division by Shannon Wright

Release Date: February 03, 2017

13 hours ago

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Construct by Archivist

Release Date: February 23, 2017

14 hours ago

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Bebin by Sevdaliza

Release Date: January 30, 2017

14 hours ago

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Ran by Future Islands

Release Date: February 01, 2017

14 hours ago

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All Access by The Garden

Release Date: January 31, 2017

14 hours ago

Artist
Stormzy & The HeavyTrackerz
15 hours ago

Album
Scary by Stormzy

Release Date: September 02, 2016

15 hours ago

Review
The Tourist by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Skinny

As The Tourist continues to unravel, so too do the tracks – captivating in parts, but lacking a unifying urgency.

16 hours ago - Source

Review
The Tourist by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Line of Best Fit

Hats off to Alec Ounsworth for keeping the faith and working hard, but while there’s some quirky songwriting and clever lyrical tales on The Tourist, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah just don’t seem to be hitting the mark that they once did.

16 hours ago - Source

Review
The Tourist by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The Guardian

Last remaining member Alec Ounsworth’s fifth album begins with a promise of recalibration: The Pilot and A Chance to Cure are lusciously produced, but that spaciousness quickly resolves into knotty, ambling anthems of frustration.

16 hours ago - Source

Review
The Tourist by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Slant Magazine

The Tourist is a welcome shift from the amorphous electronica of the band's last effort, but the haphazard pacing and overreliance on platitudes and generalizations prevent the album from fully achieving the emotional potency aimed for by Ounsworth's trembling voice.

16 hours ago - Source

Review
The Tourist by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Exclaim!

The album's missteps aren't egregious; rather, it's that after multiple listens, very little sticks. The Tourist's inconspicuousness is its biggest issue.

16 hours ago - Source

Review
The Tourist by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Drowned in Sound

A drift back towards the margins is undoubtedly a drift back towards Ounsworth’s strengths, and The Tourist is the best music he has made this decade.

16 hours ago - Source

Review
The Tourist by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
DIY

Immaculately produced – it is the cleanest Clap Your Hands Say Yeah album yet – and full of Alec Ounsworth’s trademark yowl, ‘The Tourist’ represents only a limited sort of journey.

16 hours ago - Source

Review
The Tourist by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
AllMusic

While the holistic craftsmanship of Ounsworth's musicality is impressive, ultimately it's his anguished, romantic vocal croon that sticks with you on The Tourist, ever dichotomously imbued with both a deep sense of loneliness and a pop-centric sense of self-determination.

16 hours ago - Source

Album
Halo by Juana Molina

Release Date: April 07, 2017

17 hours ago

Rating
So Much to Defend by Chris Wood
The Independent
60
17 hours ago - Source

Rating
So Much to Defend by Chris Wood
The Guardian
80
17 hours ago - Source