Contributor Chris Taylor

Purity Ring - graves

Purity Ring - graves

‘graves’ may not be a huge musical departure, but it’s a sign Purity Ring still have ideas left in them yet.

June 1, 2022 7:57am

Confidence Man - Tilt

Confidence Man - Tilt

Their knack for incredible hooks is still there, but the effortless fun seems to have fallen by the wayside.

April 1, 2022 7:56am

Animal Collective - Time Skiffs

Animal Collective - Time Skiffs

For some, this might be too tame. An album full of ‘Bluish’ rather than ‘Fireworks’. But for others, that means it’s the most accessible.

February 3, 2022 7:54am

Bonobo - Fragments

Bonobo - Fragments

When you want something with more heft, it’s a record that’s lacking.

January 12, 2022 7:54am

Katy B - Peace and Offerings

Katy B - Peace and Offerings

A nuanced, striking and incredibly welcome return from one of Britain’s finest vocalists.

November 3, 2021 7:58am

Bicep - Isles

Bicep - Isles

It’s both a comfort and a lament.

January 21, 2021 7:56am

Moses Boyd - Dark Matter

Moses Boyd - Dark Matter

A storied past and a divergent present come together to pave the way to a distinct, exciting future.

February 13, 2020 7:58am

Gengahr - Sanctuary

Gengahr - Sanctuary

A band who’ve left the adversity behind and just focused on pure fun.

January 30, 2020 7:53am

Matt Maltese - Krystal

Matt Maltese - Krystal

As enviably funny as ever, but this time a little more self-aware.

November 7, 2019 7:56am

Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

This is gothic high-drama at its finest, opening up the rewarding path that is to come.

October 3, 2019 7:57am