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Mystery Jets – ‘A Billion Heartbeats’ review: a timely plea for compassion and kindness

On their sixth album, the Jets find a voice which sets them on a whole new path...

Empress Of – ‘I’m Your Empress Of’ review: electro-pop alchemy turns heartbreak into club-ready bangers

Early on in Empress Of’s third album there’s a guest spot from her Mum. “You want to make yourself the woman that nobody is...

Yaeji – ‘WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던’ review: a dazzling genre-blurring tribute full of communal spirit

Korean-American producer's new mixtape expands and elevates her intricate electronic sound

Headie One x Fred again – ‘GANG’ review: soul-baring confessions from a major star in ascendance

The drill artist has has made a giant leap towards the acclaim he deserves

Purity Ring – ‘WOMB’ review: Canadian duo craft finely tuned electronica with seriously dark lyrics

Subtle experiments pay off on Purity Ring's third album – though you may sometimes wish they’d surprise you more

Sorry – ‘925’ review: thwarted millennials steal from boomer culture with glee on impeccable debut

The London band nick ideas from the previous generation as if slipping twenties from their parents' purses

Skepta, Chip & Young Adz – ‘Insomnia’ review: three UK rap greats team up to celebrate their scene

Grime veterans Skepta and Chip collab with one half of smash-hit trap duo D-Block Europe

Nine Inch Nails – ‘Ghosts: V-VI’ review: a timely two-part dip into daydreams and nightmares

Though the timings suggest it can’t possibly have been conceived in the midst of such strange times, difficulty arises in listening to the new,...

Dua Lipa – ‘Future Nostalgia’ review: powerful pop perfection from a star unafraid to speak her mind

The artist's stunning second record tackles sex, inequality and empowerment