Abel Tesfaye's dark, twisted album is at odds with the glossy pop world he's been thrust into
McAlmont & Butler : Falling
sounds contrived and compromised
The intervening years haven’t seen them exactly set the world on fire, so they’re giving it another go. ‘Falling’ is cut from the same rich cloth as their original singles (strings, bells — and if you listen very carefully, you can hear the kitchen sink) but sounds contrived and compromised — like they just got back together for the sake of the quids.
The Cavan teenagers attack album two with abandon, largely at the expense of quality
A still-vital John Lydon rages towards retirement on a saucy, scuzzy new album
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Oxford's finest flit between gnarly rock and frustrating slickness on an often-brilliant fourth album