Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
Shyne : Godfather Buried Alive
Bad meaning pretty good
The beats may be basic and the quality fuzzy – the bullet-ridden basslines of the 50 Cent diss, 'For The Record' sound like they were recorded over the prison phone – but there are diamonds among the dirt. As Fiddy morphs daily into his arch-enemy Ja Rule, it's apparent that Shyne, with a bit of polish, may emerge from the nick as the new king of New York.
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