Album Reviews

Dinosaur Jr. Sweep It Into Space review

Dinosaur Jr. : Sweep It Into Space

The legendary trio are in top form in this set of howling guitar riffs and earworm melodies.

Body Void Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth review

Body Void : Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth

A metal album set to the rhythm of the doomsday clock.

Gloomseeker Violet Grim review

Gloomseeker : The Violet Grim

A bittersweet spectacle of bronze industrial waste.

Andy Stott Never the Right Time review

Andy Stott – Never the Right Time

The Manchester producer’s latest is his most insular and atmospheric, a stunning exploration of ambience.

Spirit of the Beehive entertainment death review

Spirit of the Beehive : Entertainment, Death

A disorienting gauntlet of dream pop and nightmares.

Mark McGuire Our Family review

Mark McGuire : Our Family

The former Emeralds guitarist delves into more straightforward singer/songwriter material without letting go of his kosmische ambitions.

Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble Now review

Damon Locks/Black Monument Ensemble : NOW

The eclectic artist and bandleader crafts a powerful and innovative set of sample-laden jazz with his ensemble.

Balmorhea The Wind review

Balmorhea : The Wind

A more classical leaning set of music from the Texas duo, bound by the story of Saint Caesarius.

The Armed ULTRAPOP review

The Armed – ULTRAPOP

A stunning fusion of metal and hardcore’s ferocity with huge pop hooks.

Dry Cleaning New Long Leg review

Dry Cleaning : New Long Leg

As strong a lockdown post-punk debut as you’re likely to hear all year.

Vijay Iyer Uneasy review

Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn Sorey : UnEasy

The acclaimed pianist assembles a new trio and delivers a strong set of music, his most accessible in recent years.

Flock of Dimes Head of Roses review

Flock of Dimes : Head of Roses

Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak delivers a more intensely personal work that showcases the spectrum of her songwriting.

Cannibal Corpse unimagined violence review

Cannibal Corpse : Violence Unimagined

The death metal stalwarts deliver a no-frills, all riffs album that kicks ass.

bare wire son off black review

Godspeed You! Black Emperor : G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END!

The Canadian post-rock collective deliver a loose and apocalyptic score.

Wode Burn in Many Mirrors review

Wode – Burn in Many Mirrors

The UK black metal outfit deliver their best album after a slightly longer break, finding a sense of fun in overbearing darkness.

Youth Code King Yosef Skeleton Key review

Youth Code & King Yosef : A Skeleton Key in the Doors of Depression

The collaboration between the two industrial artists is an emotional exorcism.

slowthai tyron review

slowthai : TYRON

A messy album about the yins and yangs of life.

Lonnie Holley Matthew E. White Broken Mirror review

Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley : Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection

The collaboration between the artist/poet and songwriter/label head creates something funkier than the sum of its parts.

Manslaughter 777 World Vision Perfect Harmony review

Manslaughter 777 : World Vision Perfect Harmony

Members of The Body and MSC merge darkness and danceability on their collaborative debut.

Floating Points Pharoah Sanders Promises review

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra : Promises

The electronic mastermind and spiritual jazz legend collaborate for a spacious and graceful, continuous set of music.