It’s 16 years since the Avalanches’ era-defining ‘Since I Left You’. How can a follow-up that took so long sound so meh?
Usher : U Remind Me
...he has no idea about the ladies...
be a film star, Grammy nominee
and the proud owner of a chest that could cut diamonds, but Christ, he has no idea about the ladies. "Gotta let you go!" he whickers over the pleasing
calypso inflections of this R&B relationship panic, informing
some poor girl that they've
got no future together because
she resembles a woman he once knew. A woman who was - somewhat agriculturally - "sexin' everyone but me". Hardly romantic catnip, but then such woeful ineptitude is just the
thing to get impressionable
female fans thinking they could - yes - change him. Too late. He might be classy, but that just means his baggage comes in genuine calfskin. Victoria Segal
A sequel that’s faster, flashier and more bombastic than the original
The sequel to Independence Day has been 20 years in the making, and it’s quite stupid but kinda fun
Minus Tom DeLonge, the pop-punk icons prove their worth on album seven
Mount returns both fearless and eccentric on bold new album