Zachary Cole Smith has overcome a multitude of problems to make this intensely powerful album
Ash; Twilight Of The Innocents
Ash give up on making albums but go out with a bang
It’s an artistic watermark that makes the news that this will be the last conventional ‘album’ Ash release a little bit ironic. Their future will instead be a cavalcade of singles not tied to the three-year album cycle. Time can only tell whether this is a revolutionary step in the remoulding of business models or a throwing in of the towel, but it would be a crime if this precluded them from breaking further ground in the style of ‘Twilight…’. If, however, this means that Tim Wheeler will be releasing three-and-a-half minute vignettes about rolling through green fields with rosy-cheeked maidens well into his 40s, well, that’s one more good thing in life that we can still depend on. But it’s funny how things turn out.
The film adaptation of R.L. Stine's classic horror novels is shockingly enjoyable
A defiantly bangerless take-me-seriously-as-an-artist album that reveals new charms every time you spin it
The utterly gripping story of how The Boston Globe exposed child abuse within the Catholic church
Hitmaker-for-hire makes a silk purse out of songs rejected by Rihanna, Adele and others