Happier Than Ever is proof that, though her life may be very different now, Eilish’s talent for the alchemical process of making deeply personal matters into profound and empathetic music remains as strong as ever, if not more so.
Adele has never been as soul-stirring, vulnerable, or captivating as she is on 30.
On HEY WHAT ... Sparhawk and Parker have found a sonic sweet spot between the beauty and the noise.
The beauty of SOUR is that Rodrigo isn’t trying too hard to convince young listeners she understands them; she achieves this naturally, because in all the ways that matter, she is still one of them.
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is as ambitious and intimate as anything the North-London MC has ever done, and an easy contender for the best rap album of the year, let alone the week.
Ferocious and vulnerable in equal measure, the musician's nervy new album is one of the year's best.
Throughout Valentine, Jordan reaches a new height of expression that practically demands to be heard and felt.