Jamie T’s second album in two years is a punk, rap, pop and hardcore tour de force
Nikka Costa : Like A Feather
Excellent ballsy soul from one-to-watch Costa...
Frankly, it's not hard to like this. That's not because Costa's a D'Angelo-affiliated singer (same independent label) or a songwriter with a healthy respect forPrince. But because 'Like A Feather' is a strong debut single with balls. It possesses an attitude without having to parade itself as a diss anthem. It's got weight not because of the size of its bass, but because a band created it, and it's one of those 'love yourself and it'll all come good' anthems.
Ain't it nice that all these famous people care about ya? Although her album, as a whole, delves further into the land of rock than into soul, 'Like...' is proof of where, and how, she got the balance just right.
Character studies and ready melodies abound in the latest record by the Oxford quartet
A battle-like record where fear and dread rule
Another gripping Pedro Almodóvar mystery, full of vibrant visuals and emotional revelations
The Californian succeeds, once again, in exposing the ugliness of mankind. It’ll get under your skin