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Album Reviews

Willie J Healey – ‘Twin Heavy’ review: the lusty drama of Pulp meets ‘70s psych decadence

Out of a major-label setting Healey finds freedom and success with his flamboyant second album

Deep Purple – ‘Whoosh!’ review: rockers’ 21st record is stupidly fun and outrageously silly

This is music for the car stereo next time you're stuck in traffic on the M4 to Slough

Tiana Major9 – ‘At Sixes And Sevens’ EP review: Motown debut shows potential to join the greats

The Londoner continues to blend timeless influences like Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse with a contemporary edge

Glass Animals – ‘Dreamland’ review: stuffed with effervescent nuggets of pop gold

The Oxford band have overcome a period of intense adversity to bring you a record of deeply personal tales

Liv.e – ‘Couldn’t Wait To Tell You’ review: impressionistic and immersive R&B with a fan in Erykah Badu

An immersive and atmospheric mood piece akin to Solange’s ‘When I Get Home’ and Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’

Another Sky – ‘I Slept On The Floor’ review: powerful post-rock with a truly once-in-a-generation voice

The album mixes the personal and the political viciously with compassion

Victoria Monét – ‘JAGUAR’ review: songwriting ace makes majestic leap towards stardom

The Ariana Grande collaborator has gone it alone with her classy debut album

Washed Out – ‘Purple Noon’ review: mopey ‘80s-inspired pop (minus the compelling melodrama)

Earnest Greene's tropically-tinged fourth album purports to be about passion, but feels somewhat lacking

Brandy – ‘B7’ review: illustrious R&B star shares hard-won truths on forthright comeback record

Eight years away from the spotlight has evidently led to some soul-searching for the R&B star

Alanis Morissette – ‘Such Pretty Forks In The Road’ review: a cutting return after eight years away

The Canadian star's first new album since 2012 may not be flawless, but it stays true to Morissette’s unflinching depiction of life