Nathan Whittle

90

An album that sees them take a handbrake left turn and sets them open with many new roads to travel.

80

The chameleonic Ty Segall returns with Three Bells, an album that pulls you into his subconscious through a myriad of sonics.

80
Gruff Rhys returns with the 25th album of his career and proves that he can still weave a magical tapestry of melodic psych-pop.
90
The Smile harness the best of the three players: the cracked beauty, the lush arrangements, the scattergun electronics, all pulled together once again into something truly special.
90

What enables us to endure the trials and tribulations of life is the strength of our spirit. Iechyd Da encapsulates that to perfection.

90

John Dwyer and Osees continue on their interminable exploration of their gonzo-garage synth-punk minds on new album Intercepted Message.

80
The Hives are back after more than a decade with their new album, killing off their svengali but still pushing their cranked garage rock to the max. A triumphant return.
100

On Brain Worms, RVG have created a truly special album, an essential album that questions where we are today and, more importantly, how we can move forwards and heal.

90

the record is a work of pure beauty, self-reflective and yet forceful at each step. A modern classic already.

80

Andy Shauf returns with Norm, moving away from the clear long-form storytelling of Neon Skyline to produce twelve vignettes of everyday life after a chance encounter.

90

King Tuff takes a left turn from his garage roots into a pastoral psych-folk blend that sweeps and glides in perfect hues, capturing something we have lost.

90

On A Foul Form, they have shredded their recent formulas, incinerated them and conjured something from the ashes that just might be their most brutal creation.

80
Kiwi Jr. return with album number three and take a turn away from their jangle-indie to embrace more synth-pop while retaining their slacker charm.
100
This album is the distillation of everything that the band are great at and, as always, done purely on their own terms.
90
Sixteen albums in and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard show no sign of slowing their sonic experimentation and, with this album, again show that they have many avenues to choose from.

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