Album Reviews

Taylor Swift – Midnights

Taylor Swift – Midnights

Her lost nights are pulled together through a sound that lands somewhere between intimacy and soft pop production.

October 21, 2022 5:00am

Carly Rae Jepsen - The Loneliest Time

Carly Rae Jepsen - The Loneliest Time

The queen of writing from a place of both euphoric yearning and the ache of a broken heart, she’s never afraid to feel absolutely everything in her music.

October 21, 2022 12:01am

Loyle Carner - hugo

Loyle Carner - hugo

While it feels like we’re still waiting on a total knockout from him, ‘hugo’ suggests he’s verging ever closer.

October 19, 2022 7:55am

Tegan and Sara - Crybaby

Tegan and Sara - Crybaby

Their ambition is undoubtedly to be applauded, but this one’s a bit of a mixed bag.

October 19, 2022 7:51am

Dry Cleaning - Stumpwork

Dry Cleaning - Stumpwork

It’s unlikely to win over the naysayers, but, for those already enamoured with their kitchen sink Dadaism, ‘Stumpwork’ is yet more magic from Dry Cleaning.

October 19, 2022 7:50am

Tove Lo - Dirt Femme

Tove Lo - Dirt Femme

Tove’s now able to flex her songwriting as she wishes. And it’s more than fruitful.

October 12, 2022 8:00am

Skullcrusher - Quiet The Room

Skullcrusher - Quiet The Room

‘Quiet The Room’ leans heavily on folk, yet in style it embodies something entirely different.

October 12, 2022 7:59am

PVA - Blush

PVA - Blush

A collection of wonderful and curious songs perfect for soundtracking that 3am dancefloor feeling - or maybe just your nightmares.

October 12, 2022 7:58am

The Big Moon - Here Is Everything

The Big Moon - Here Is Everything

For a band who’ve always been about big, fuzzy feelings, it makes sense that the biggest feelings of all should suit them so well.

October 12, 2022 7:57am

Mykki Blanco - Stay Close To Music

Mykki Blanco - Stay Close To Music

For all ‘Stay Close To Music’ isn’t afraid to get weird, what’s really notable is just how straightforward it can be.

October 12, 2022 7:56am

ALASKALASKA - Still Life

ALASKALASKA - Still Life

There’s a disconnect; where previously the group layered sounds to project a kind of warmth, here even the post-punk stabs of ‘Rise and Shine’ lack impact.

October 12, 2022 7:52am

FLOHIO - Out Of Heart

FLOHIO - Out Of Heart

For a record born of fatigue and exhaustion, she imbues a renewing sense of urgency to each bar she delivers.

October 6, 2022 8:00am

Jean Dawson - CHAOS NOW*

Jean Dawson - CHAOS NOW*

“Fuck y’all looking at?” asks the intro. A superstar, is the answer.

October 6, 2022 7:59am

Easy Life - MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE...

Easy Life - MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE…

Easy Life have kicked up their feet on the hypothetical complimentary loungers and are breezing through this release.

October 6, 2022 7:56am

Sorry - Anywhere But Here

Sorry - Anywhere But Here

It reeks of cobbled back alleys, underground dive bars and flickering streetlights, yet with a playful nod and an unmistakable affection.

October 6, 2022 7:55am

Alvvays - Blue Rev

Alvvays - Blue Rev

Boy do Alvvays know how to make a broken heart sound ever so sweet.

October 6, 2022 7:54am

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.

October 6, 2022 7:51am

Chloe Moriondo - Suckerpunch

Chloe Moriondo - Suckerpunch

There are plenty of good ideas across ‘Suckerpunch’. It just could’ve done with fewer bad ones.

October 6, 2022 7:50am