Album Reviews

GGGOLDDD This shame should not be mine review

GGGOLDDD : This Shame Should Not Be Mine

A dark album of stunning discomfort

congotronics international where's the one review

Ibibio Sound Machine – Electricity

Groove is sacred on this eclectic and ecstatic set of Afrobeat-inspired dance tracks.

Concrete City Lovers in Love with Nothing review

Concrete City : Lovers in Love With Nothing

A debut album that captures everything great about rock ‘n’ roll.

Alabaster DePlume Gold review

Alabaster DePlume : GOLD

The Manchester artist combines jazz and spoken word on his ambitious double album GOLD.

kevin morby this is a photograph review

Aldous Harding : Warm Chris

The New Zealand singer/songwriter’s latest finds middle ground between gentle grayness and warm comfort.

Don Leisure Shaboo Strikes Back review

Don Leisure : Shaboo Strikes Back

An eccentric beat tape tribute to Leisure’s uncle, steeped in a multi-colored melange of styles.

kendrick lamar mr. morale review

Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future

Curry’s most personal album to date is also his most ambitious and lush sounding.

Soul Glo Diaspora problems review

Soul Glo : Diaspora Problems

Hardcore punk at its most pointed and visceral

Marquis Hill New Gospel Revisited review

Marquis Hill : New Gospel Revisited

The award-winning trumpeter revisits decade-old material in an inventive new live set.

let's eat grandma two ribbons review

Barrie : Barbara

After the dissolution of her band, Barrie Lindsay delivers a second album that doubles as a solo debut.

Young Guv III review

Young Guv : Guv III

The first of two planned companion albums that showcase the power pop group’s impeccable hooks.

Ego Ella May Fieldnotes Pt II review

Ego Ella May : Fieldnotes, Pt. II

Warm, soothing soul from the Jazz FM Vocalist of the Year award winner.

P.E. Leather Lemon review

P.E. – The Leather Lemon

On their sophomore album, the Brooklyn experimental post-punk group find deeper grooves and more sparkling pop

Crowbar Zero and Below review

Crowbar : Zero and Below

The Crescent City sludge icons remain true to their riffs

hällas isle of wisdom review

Ghost : Impera

An examination of historical empires through impeccably crafted pop metal.

Sonic Youth In/Out/In review

Sonic Youth : In/Out/In

A loose set of recordings from 2000-2010 that find Sonic Youth embracing a kind of looseness and freedom

nilufer yanya painless review

Nilüfer Yanya : PAINLESS

The UK singer/songwriter reaches a new high with her songwriting on this second LP.

Drug Church Hygiene review

Drug Church – Hygiene

Meticulously produced hardcore with big hooks and thoughtful introspection

The Polychromatics review

The Polychromatics : Sequences from the Punch Dimension

A vibrant psych-pop EP from the Philadelphia band that lives up to their name

kurt vile watch my moves review

Alex Cameron : Oxy Music

Cameron leans into his campy snarl on his latest, but with a more overt personal lens