JME works hard, and as Integrity> attests, hard work pays off.
For all its slippery surface bravado, Masseduction also offers a frank exploration of the tension between defiance and vulnerability, hedonism and self-destruction.
What is mined here is an exhaustive yet cathartic coalescence of one of the toughest human emotions as musical art. An astounding achievement.
While most of the album’s ten songs are endlessly listenable, that nagging familiarity is unshakeable.
Confused, unsettled and ultimately optimistic – Melodrama is the smartest pop record of the year so far.
Led by Charli XCX on Pop 2, we catch a glimpse of electropop reaching adulthood.
Radiohead are lost in their own wonderful world of sonics while things tumble around them, and this juxtaposition has made for a record that leaves A Moon Shaped Pool sat alongside some of their finest work.