Rebecca Kesteven

80
A fierce proclamation of the power of love.
100

The album lands in a space between the uncomfortable and the serene, and as a whole makes you simultaneously want to curl up and weep, yet also lay in a field somewhere admiring the world’s wonders. From its opening note to its last, ‘Wall of Eyes’ sets the bar sky-high for the music of 2024.

100
It’s a record to which many listeners will be able to relate their own experiences to and find community in the catharsis it creates, as well as having a hell of a good time jumping to it in a mosh pit. A truly remarkable debut.
100
‘Slice’ is a musical language of its own. It’s a funky, perfectly ordered disorder, which feels on the brink of falling into total chaos at any given moment. Stellar.
80
‘The Twits’ is a dynamic, evocative, and overall pretty cool album. With unexpected twists and turns, there’s a dark grunginess throughout which makes it feel like it could be the soundtrack to some sort of noir film.
80
‘Bobbie’ certainly appears to signify a sort of sonic revolution for Pip Blom, and it’s exciting to imagine what’s to come.
80
Be it drinking your morning coffee or looking longingly out of a car window, ‘Halo’ is a reflective album that radiates a comforting warmth; and Bakar’s songwriting talent speaks for itself.
80
If there’s one thing a Jungle record is going to do, it’s make you feel good – and ‘Volcano’ is no exception. As laidback ‘Pretty Little Thing’ featuring Bas brings the album to a joyful yet sentimental close, one is left with the feeling that the project is, indeed, a summer success.
90
Bleak, fragile, yet unmistakably beautiful.

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