Jamie T’s second album in two years is a punk, rap, pop and hardcore tour de force
Vines : Highly Evolved
Our single of the week is a record you must own...
Scorched, ragged and super heavy, ‘Highly Evolved’ takes ‘Bleach’-era Nirvana as its starting point and then proceeds to compress the whole of Kurt Cobain’s career into a blistering minute and a half. It’s a totally brilliant record, and the genius behind it is 21-year-old Australian Craig Nicholls. Considering he’s got at least a dozen songs better than this still to come, you’ve got to imagine that by the end of the year, Vines are going to be bigger than U2, Gareth Gates and [a][/a] combined. We’re not joking. This is a record you must own.
Character studies and ready melodies abound in the latest record by the Oxford quartet
A battle-like record where fear and dread rule
Another gripping Pedro Almodóvar mystery, full of vibrant visuals and emotional revelations
The Californian succeeds, once again, in exposing the ugliness of mankind. It’ll get under your skin