Album Reviews

The smile a light for attracting review

The Smile : A Light for Attracting Attention

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner make an extremely fun debut of shape-shifting art rock

Predatory Light Death and the Twilight Hours review

Predatory Light : Death and the Twilight Hours

The new project of members of Ash Borer pairs dark black metal atmosphere with a penchant for classic metal harmony

Diatom Deli Time Lapse Nature review

Diatom Deli : Time˜Lapse Nature

A mystical collection that transcends the solitary nature of folk

Let's Eat Grandma Two Ribbons review

Let’s Eat Grandma : Two Ribbons

After an album of bold and progressive ideas, the UK duo feels as if they’re pulling back a bit

Arcade Fire we review

Arcade Fire : WE

A redemptive and leaner set of songs that find the Canadian group refinding their footing

Girlpool Forgiveness review

Girlpool : Forgiveness

The indie pop duo continue to grow stronger together on their fourth LP

Tim Kasher Middling Age review

Tim Kasher : Middling Age

The Cursive/The Good Life frontman’s latest solo effort is a meditation on meaning and loss

Röyksopp Profound Mysteries review

Röyksopp : Profound Mysteries

After declaring their previous album their last, Röyksopp have returned with an arthouse project with more yet to say.

william basinski on reflection review

William Basinski & Janek Schaefer : “…on reflection”

Basinski and Schaefer blend melody and found sound on a collab that’s centering and meditative

Kelly Lee Owens LP.8 review

Kelly Lee Owens : LP.8

An album that trades momentum for stillness and repetition

claire rousay everything perfect is already here

Claire Rousay : everything perfect is already here

A compendium of beautifully still moments.

Belle and Sebastian A Bit of Previous review

Belle and Sebastian : A Bit of Previous

The group’s cleverly titled 10th album nods to past moments of inspiration while opening up a new era

Harvey Sutherland Boy review

Harvey Sutherland : Boy

A standout debut that’s big on the funk.

devil master ecstasies of never ending night

Devil Master : Ecstasies of Never Ending Night

The gothic metal troupe deliver a more mature, focused, yet still fun set of rippers

King Gizzard omnium gatherum review

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard : Omnium Gatherum

The Aussie psych band’s 80-minute new album is a map of their diverse terrain

Sharon Van Etten we've been going about this all wrong review

Sharon Van Etten : We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong

The ’80s synths remain, but Van Etten opts for a wider lyrical scope

Helms Alee Keep This Be the Way review

Helms Alee – Keep This Be the Way

A testament to how the Seattle trio’s idiosyncrasies are their greatest strength

Spiritualized Everything Was Beautiful review

Spiritualized : Everything Was Beautiful

Less a genuine new statement than a new presentation for familiar sounds

Fontaines D.C. Skinty Fia review

Fontaines D.C. : Skinty Fia

The Dublin post-punk group embrace new textures and approaches on their excellent third album.

Tomberlin I don't know who needs to hear this

Tomberlin : I don’t know who needs to hear this

A series of vivid portraits of very real feelings