A deliberately frothy take on an under-documented moment in US politics
British Sea Power : Childhood Memories
...improves on previous BSP outings by virtue of something resembling a tune...
Alas, British Sea Power's preoccupation with various quaint relics of old Albion extends to a slightly debilitating love for gout-ridden indie-rock last seen twitching, anti-socially, around 1991. 'Childhood Memories' improves on previous BSP outings by virtue of something resembling a tune, specifically one filched from Kitchens Of Distinction, a band from the more durable and quixotic end of shoegazing. A bit like Interpol, too, only with better knot-tying skills and a good working knowledge of the Lake District.
The second album from Piper and Skylar Kaplan is danceable, euphoric and pleasingly trippy
Mumford & Sons’ collaborative steps into world music aren’t embarrassing – but they’re not essential either
The iconic DJ Shadow returns with a mixtape-like album that frustrates as much as it fascinates
A Western that revolves around a trio of gun-wielding female leads, and has a clear and consistent feminist message