Album Reviews

David Crosby – ‘For Free’ review: countercultural icon faces mortality with grace

The hugely influential artist continues his late creative surge

Emma-Jean Thackray – ‘Yellow’ review: unifying jazz anthems

The healing sonics on the Yorkshire-born, London-based artist’s debut album provide a utopian vision to strive towards

Darkside – ‘Spiral’ review: a gorgeous, filmic record that rewards with each spin

It's been eight years since Nicolás Jaar and Dave Harrington's last outing together

Leon Bridges – ‘Gold-Diggers Sound’ review: R&B journeyman retools the blues

The star's latest offering introduces a new, vibrant, almost luminous aesthetic

KSI – ‘All Over The Place’ album review: does exactly what it says on the tin

The YouTuber-turned-rapper attracts impressive guests on a hit-and-miss collection that shows promise

Pop Smoke – ‘Faith’ review: posthumous release eclipses its star with unnecessary features

The Canarsie don's raw talent is overshadowed on the second album released since his tragic death in 2020

WILLOW – ‘lately i feel EVERYTHING’ review: expectation-smashing pop-punk chaos

Willow Smith simply makes great music, as this Travis Barker and Tierra Whack-assisted album proves

Enny – ‘Under 25’ EP review: lyrical groovers from UK rap’s breakout star

The Londoner's follow-up to breakout moment 'Peng Black Girls' is an assured, refreshing introduction to an artist with longevity

Clairo – ‘Sling’ review: meditations on motherhood inspired by ’70s songwriting greats

On the follow-up to 2019's 'Immunity', Claire Cottrill finds healing and hope in domesticity

John Mayer – ‘Sob Rock’ review: guitar hero mines nostalgic gold

With his first album in four years, soft rock’s boy wonder pays homage to the ‘70s and ‘80s while nursing a broken heart
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