Experimental

Darkside – ‘Spiral’ review: a gorgeous, filmic record that rewards with each spin

It's been eight years since Nicolás Jaar and Dave Harrington's last outing together

SPELLLING – ‘The Turning Wheel’ review: her most accessible record yet

Tia Cabral has spent her previous two albums leading pop music into more shadowy territory. Here, she lets in a little light

Rostam – ‘Changephobia’ review: a new spin on the Vampire Weekend sound

The producer has already enjoyed a storied career – and here takes a new route that will thrill fans of the band he co-founded

Kele – ‘The Waves Pt. 1’ review: a meditative pandemic-induced experiment

The Bloc Party frontman explores isolation and parenthood

Sons of Kemet – ‘Black To The Future’ review: rage, resentment – and hope

This is the experimental jazz quartet's incendiary evocation of Black Lives Matter

Sufjan Stevens – ‘Convocations’ review: 49-song ambient opus is moving, but hard work

The indie icon's grief-stricken record, inspired by the death of his father, runs into several hours

Alan Vega – ‘Mutator’ review: uncompromising art from an old master

The late Suicide pioneer's wife and collaborator Liz Lamere has unlocked the Vega Vault

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘G_d’s Pee AT STATE’s END’ review: music for tumultuous times

The band have bottled the moment with an idiosyncratic slab of noise that gives way to moments of beauty

Serpentwithfeet – ‘DEACON’ review: a meticulous excavation of heartbreak

Album two softens the more uneasy edges of the Baltimore artist's earlier releases and celebrates Black gay love
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