3.5-star rated Album & EPs

Sam Smith - Gloria

Sam Smith - Gloria

Exploring self-acceptance and self-growth with soul-tinged pop.

27th January 2023

Måneskin - Rush!

Måneskin - Rush!

You certainly can’t doubt their ambition.

20th January 2023

Billy Nomates - CACTI

Billy Nomates - CACTI

There’s still that personable rawness to her production, but her vocal offers warmth.

13th January 2023

Upsahl - Sagittarius

Upsahl - Sagittarius

he problem with starting your EP with two utterly sublime pop songs is that you’ve only got yourself to blame when your other three don’t quite reach their heights.

9th December 2022

Humour - Pure Misery

Humour - Pure Misery

‘Pure Misery’ has lots in it to love - even more so when Humour go all out and stand firm in their own lane.

25th November 2022

Brockhampton - The Family

Brockhampton - The Family

Billed as the band’s final album, ‘The Family’ is an alluring, Kevin Abstract-heavy affair. But as ever with the group, is this truly the end?

17th November 2022

These New South Whales - TNSW

These New South Whales - TNSW

Rousing, rallying and raucous, These New South Whales are, for the most part, having a whole lot of fun.

18th November 2022

Okay Kaya - SAP

Okay Kaya - SAP

The album is ultimately intravenous - its ideas pump slowly through its branch-like veins through carefully considered sound.

4th November 2022

Julien Chang - The Sale

Julien Chang - The Sale

Ultimately, enjoyment of ‘The Sale’ will rest on one’s affinity for the musically erratic.

4th November 2022

Broken Bells - Into The Blue

Broken Bells - Into The Blue

Like the pair swapping mixtapes; a little ‘60s psych here, some ‘70s soul there, with a smidge of ‘80s R&B between.

7th October 2022

Santigold - Spirituals

Santigold - Spirituals

Not so much reigniting the spark that drew so many to her sound first time around, but a decent job of drawing a line from old to new and updating it.

9th September 2022

Miya Folick - 2007

Miya Folick - 2007

A solid collection of songs that wear their heart on their sleeve and capture the zeitgeist too.

9th September 2022

Lauv - All 4 Nothing

Lauv - All 4 Nothing

Lauv’s second certainly provides an array of sweet pop highs.

5th August 2022