Album Reviews

Taeyong – ‘Tap’ review: K-pop star proves he’s more than his eccentricities

On his sophomore solo mini-album, the NCT leader taps into his vulnerabilities and anxieties the same way he does his edginess

Master Peace – ‘How To Make A Master Peace’ review: indie’s new party boy has arrived

This dynamic debut is a riot of sound and colour: elements of pop, electro-house and indie fill out the London artist's bag of tricks

Yard Act – ‘Where’s My Utopia?’ review: a weird and wonderful leap forward

The Leeds quartet seek to obliterate the ‘post-punk’ tag with an eccentric second album that’s packed with surprises

‘Liam Gallagher John Squire’ review: this is the one we’ve waited for

The Stone Roses guitarist sounds absolutely invigorated on this psychedelic blues stomper, while Liam’s blazing comeback shows no signs of slowing down

TWICE – ‘With YOU-th’ review: a euphoric display of their staying power

As the K-pop girl group inch towards a decade in music, they display a striking self-awareness of their strengths and purpose

Ghetts – ‘On Purpose With Purpose’ review: imbued with social commentary

The winner of MOBOs' Pioneer Award proves the title is justified on thrilling fifth album

MGMT – ‘Loss Of Life’ review: the duo remain relevant and potent

Between streaming hits and a 'Saltburn' placement, the band remain remarkably present. Their latest is a '70s-inspired career highlight

Jazmin Bean – ‘Traumatic Livelihood’ review: an honest step forward

The 21-year-old's debut sees them dive deep into growth, personal accountability and the fallout of relationships

Nadine Shah – ‘Filthy Underneath’ review: unflinchingly brave self-reflections

Nadine Shah is lingering backstage after a “blinding” show at the dawn of the track ‘Sad Lads Anonymous’ from her tour de force fifth...

The Snuts – ‘Millennials’ review: high-energy guitar anthems for the good times

Having established themselves as a festival season fixture, the Scottish heroes shoot for the main stages