Album Reviews

Kai – ‘Peaches’ Review: desire comes alive on the singer’s sophomore release

On his second solo mini-album, the EXO member positions himself as a master of desire, seduction and vulnerability

Tierra Whack – ‘Rap?’ EP review: rapper experiments with her distinctive style

The Philly artist returns with a short body of work that hints at greatness to come

Tom Morello – ‘The Atlas Underground Flood’ review: he’s still raging against the machine

The guitar hero amps up the political tension with the likes of IDLES

No Rome – ‘It’s All Smiles’ review: an immersive debut well worth the wait

The long-awaited debut album from the Dirty Hit star does his talent and ambition justice

Arca – ‘Kick ii’, ‘Kick iii’, ‘Kick iiii’ & ‘Kick ‘iiiii’ review: a sprawling departure from definition

The Venezuelan producer explores her upbringing and spiritual worldview with this boundary-busting new collection

Gabriels – ‘Bloodline’ EP review: an increasingly captivating project

After a stunning run of debut live shows in the UK, the truly special LA group build on a totally original voice

Various artists – ‘Essiebons Special 1973-1984’ review: a beautiful tribute to one of Ghana’s greats

A new compilation celebrating the late, great Dick Essilfie-Bondzie's Essiebons record label is bursting with energy and vitality

Kaytranada – ‘Intimidated’ EP review: warming electro-soul to get you through the winter

The Haitian-Canadian producer, with a little help from H.E.R., Thundercat and rising Haitian artist Mach-Hommy, sees out the year with another strong release

Denise Chaila – ‘It’s A Mixtape’ review: rising star effortlessly levels up

Across five concise tracks, the Limerick rapper, singer and poet flexes her lyrical prowess and gives a bold sense of her artistic ambition

MONSTA X – ‘No Limit’ review: the boyband unleash the fire burning within

The boyband are in top form, delivering seven expertly produced tracks that prove their staying power