Album Reviews

John Grant – ‘Boy From Michigan’ review: visions of an American nightmare

The artist's latest punctuates intense and dark examinations of contemporary masculinity with moments of breathtaking beauty

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

Kojaque – ‘Town’s Dead’ review: a shatteringly real reflection of Dublin life

The Irish rapper's fierce independent spirit permeates through this satisfying and often touching debut album

Brave Girls – ‘Summer Queen’ review: resurgent girl group make a euphoric bid for the throne

Fresh from the second life their viral hit ‘Rollin’’ handed them, K-pop’s new favourite underdogs stay true to themselves but prove they’ve got more up their sleeves

Modest Mouse – ‘The Golden Casket’ review: the spiritual sequel to their breakout hit

The Pacific Northwesters pick up the positivity they first explored with 2004 mega-smash 'Float On'

H.E.R. – ‘Back Of My Mind’ review: a victory lap after a stellar start to the year

The 23-year-old's first album proper is by turns soulful, political, and sometimes just plain fun. No wonder she's having such a moment

BamBam – ‘riBBon’ review: on a quest to unravel his solo identity

A mixed debut effort from the GOT7 rapper, who still has a long way to go in defining his personal music style

SCALPING – ‘FLOOD’ EP review: the dancefloor and moshpit collide

The Bristol band’s debut effort sees their sound expanding but never losing its signature intensity

BERWYN – ‘TAPE 2/FOMALHAUT’ review: rising rapper ruminates on loneliness

The Trinidad-born, Romford-raised artist puts on an elite songwriting display on his second mixtape