Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
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Shri, a Bombay-based bassist (that never gets any easier to say) is a multi-instrumentalist who brings some of the joyous virtuosity of classical Indian music to the pop stage, while sidekick Badma
It might be unhelpful to brood on the prejudicial indifference which prevents more people from getting into this music but with the voracious demand in music for new rhythms and textures in pop, it can't be long before resistance melts away.
A word also for rapper JC 001's awesome, hilarious human beatbox 30-second history of hip-hop, possibly the shortest and sweetest support slot ever.
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