A deliberately frothy take on an under-documented moment in US politics
Elbow : Red
Fine, serious damage.
as blasted heaths to Alfie's sunny riversides. It's safe to
say, no-one will ever wave a football scarf at an Elbow gig, and if they do, it will be caked in dried blood.
'Red' isn't likely to win you over immediately, like Elbow's 'Newborn' debut did. But it'll gradually insinuate its way under your skin, a mass of percussive twitches and lush orchestral flows, electronic unease and a mournful testimony to the unravelling of a life. Fine, serious damage.
The second album from Piper and Skylar Kaplan is danceable, euphoric and pleasingly trippy
Mumford & Sons’ collaborative steps into world music aren’t embarrassing – but they’re not essential either
The iconic DJ Shadow returns with a mixtape-like album that frustrates as much as it fascinates
A Western that revolves around a trio of gun-wielding female leads, and has a clear and consistent feminist message