A deliberately frothy take on an under-documented moment in US politics
Leaves : Breathe
This lovely, half-melted Cornetto of a record would make the perfect theme tune to 'The Snowman Goes Post-Rock'...
A right pisser if you're Andrew WK with hot lovin' on your mind but a bit of a boon if, like Iceland's Leaves, you're chasing that hanggliding-to-the-North-Pole-to-canoodle-with-Coldplay dollar. With its guitars wailing like clubbed seal cubs, a piano that sounds as if its been buried in a glacier for twelve million years and Sigur Ros tied in a sack under the drum-kit, this lovely, half-melted Cornetto of a record would make the perfect theme tune to 'The Snowman Goes Post-Rock'.
And with its lilting refrain of "You can't get me in, still you try", it may well be the first ever song written about the guest-list traumas of being an ex-member of Menswear.
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