The Strokes seem to have finally remembered exactly how magical they can be.
Each individual moment offers a new tone, a new feeling, but carries the distinct sound that Porridge Radio have made their own.
While the troubles are integral, ‘Pain Olympics’ also manages to find moments of lightness and creative joy throughout.
It’s an absolute tour de force, a record full of drama and emotion and pleasure and pain. If this is Perfume Genius’ quest for sensation, then his latest is absolutely fizzing with it.
A record that perfectly proves how much strength is in vulnerability, it’s undeniably Hayley’s most powerful move yet.
It’s a truly special debut, one that makes strange magic at every turn.
‘Women In Music Pt. III’ acts as an irreverent middle finger to both convention and expectation, and succeeds through the sheer brilliance of its songwriting and the trio’s palpable love of their craft.
Dua will be going down in pop history as one of the best.