Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
Oasis : Stop Crying Your Heart Out
...it's mildly disappointing...
Not only is self-help from the Gallaghers a bit hard to swallow but after the reheated blood of ‘The Hindu Times', it's mildly disappointing, treading the lukewarm waters around ‘Don't Look Back In Anger'.
Looked at in the sober light of day, it's nothing but a lachrymose slur through the Big Noel Book Of Emotional Cliches and some truly shameless piano, but you just know that come closing time, it could make a breeze block cry. And there lies Oasis' eternal magic, damn them.
With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
Islamic mythology meets the horror of war in this claustrophobic, low-budget spine-tingler
California’s coolest lift their usual murk on a free-spirited, adventurous third album at odds with its ‘mature’ description
The New York new wave reprobates’ debut delivers instant gratification via boisterous choruses and loveable melodies