The whole record blends together seamlessly with nothing but refined songwriting and outstanding production. This is a brilliant record constructed by someone who sounds like they should be on their fifth record by now. It’s exciting to think this is only the beginning for Shura.
Grasque benefits from its epic-long compositions and continues COYB’s ability to surprise.
The content within Radiohead‘s ninth album A Moon Shaped Pool is a balance of welcoming familiarity and measured surprise tactics.
The subdued nature of the songs means that they take a few listens to hit home, but once they do, it’s obvious that this stunning and vital record is one of the year’s best.
It’s ... an immensely varied and almost uncategorisable album of alt-pop music infected with a burgeoning artistry. It is utterly startling, one of the best records of the year.
Skeleton Tree is beyond brave. It’s a raw, frank, open wound of a record and you get the impression that, far from Cave having to force himself to write and record these songs, on the contrary it’s the only way he knows how to deal with the grieving process, and he frequently falls over himself in a rush to get the words out.