An extraordinary and beautiful album.
Jenny Hval’s The Practice of Love's music and lyrics are undeniably thought-provoking and can easily take one’s mind to unknown subconscious places.
Forevher is an unapologetically romantic, sensual and hopeful record about going through a long-distance relationship, and eventually moving to New York to be with her partner. It’s a perfect expression of finding love and the ensuing changes that can bring.
She is the spokesperson for generation Y. Which in a way cleverly juxtaposes with her o nostalgic 70’s production style of folk and art rock.
By giving voice to her experiences Stella Donnelly is an artist giving a face to today’s climate of injustice, gender imbalance and music industry sexism and abuse, she’s giving voice to the voiceless, she’s turning the tables, ripping power from the powerful with humour.
This record will be described as sexy and filthy but it is also heart-breaking and grotesque and beautiful and funny and complex.
In Search of the Miraculous is another brilliant record from the best band in the country whose star is rising.
It’s an absolute masterpiece, their finest work, an album to rave about and wave in the faces of those who claim that no one makes classic albums any more and music was so much better in my day and oh shut the fuck up will you.
Every time I listen to this record I want to immediately start listening to it again and that is the reason, because Better Oblivion Community Center is better than most other records.
‘Father of The Bride’ is a mostly enjoyable and well-produced spring delight, a worthy entry into Vampire Weekend’s consistently surprising and brave discography.
It’s a strange, beautifully bewildering record that I’m finding equally bewildering and enchanting.
It’s a fitting name for an album that captures the exact moment she became a special artist. That feeling should be something to treasure, just like this incredible record itself.
When I Get Home is an uncompromising and leftfield sequel to ASATT, that captures the essence of why Solange is such a singular talent.
Designer is an album to be experienced, made to immerse yourself in, not to intellectualise.
Fontaines DC are as important as they come.
You will be inspired by his respectful, authentic and memorable nod to his old soul idols (from Gil Scott-Heron to Bobby Womack) but most importantly you are likely to be inspired to follow his new found courage on self-belief.
Big Thief emphatically rise to the challenge with their most unselfconscious album yet. Their musicianship feels utterly entwined with their songwriting and it’s their most vivid and best release to date.