Thomas Smith

‘McCartney 3, 2, 1’ review: a gimmick-free deep dive into The Beatles’ oeuvre

With the help of super-producer Rick Rubin, Macca finds new ways to interpret his back catalogue

The Killers – ‘Pressure Machine’ review: a fascinating, character-driven homecoming

The Killers' contemplative concept album sees Brandon Flowers reconnect with his roots

Jungle on their uninhibited third album: “The older we get, the more we stop giving a fuck”

The dance duo tell us why new record 'Loving In Stereo' represents the "pinnacle" of their powers

Durand Jones & The Indications: “Not since the ‘70s has there been such an appetite for soul music”

Ahead of their disco-influenced third album, the Indiana band reflect on their grind so far – and being instrumental in soul's mainstream revival

Aziya – ‘We Speak Of Tides’ EP review: whole lotta love for her heroes

The British rising star wants to be a face for those who rarely see themselves represented as guitar players

Beabadoobee – ‘Our Extended Play’ EP review: subtle victories from team-up with The 1975

The Gen Z guitar hero shows a lighter touch on the first new music since her gnarly debut album

Easy Life – ‘Life’s A Beach’ review: a genre-blurring, sun-drenched debut

The Leicester band ruminate on modern living and mental health with sincerity and breezy wit

Leon Vynehall – ‘Rare, Forever’ review: a slippery exercise in electronic experimentation

The British producer's splendid second album proves he's so much more than just a dancefloor maestro

Fred again.. – ‘Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020)’ review: super-producer’s notes from a lost year

One of modern music's most influential producers is both chipper and contemplative on his electro-pop debut

Paul McCartney – ‘McCartney III: Imagined’ review: Macca shines with a little help from his friends

The Beatle showcases charming reworks from Beck, St. Vincent, Anderson .Paak and more
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