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Niall Horan – ‘Heartbreak Weather’ review: a great voice let down by some not great songs

The threat of the second album syndrome spares no one. Niall Horan’s ‘Heartbreak Weather’ builds on the former One Direction singer’s folky 2017 debut...

Riz Ahmed – ‘The Long Goodbye’ review: star tears through vital, vitriolic dispatches on Brexit Britain

This second solo album confirms the actor as a a talented, multi-hyphenate artist

Anna Calvi – ‘Hunted’ review: all-star acoustic rework of her last album that thrills in its intimacy

When artists announce the release of an acoustic album, it’s fair to say that the world rarely shakes with excitement. A collection of stripped-back...

Stephen Malkmus – ‘Traditional Techniques’ review: folky experimentalism and dad jokes galore

The former Pavement frontman goes back to his roots on his fitfully inspired third solo album

U.S. Girls – ‘Heavy Light’ review: frustrating filler pulls focus from flashes of brilliance

For more than 10 years Toronto-based American musician Meg Remy has released avant-pop records in abundance. Her musical arc has moved from no-wave lo-fi...

Body Count – ‘Carnivore’ review: as long as there’s injustice, there’ll be a need for Ice T’s vital brand of hardcore

There was a time when Body Count, the hardcore-meets-thrash side-project of West Coast rap pioneer Ice T, was one of the most controversial bands...

Cornershop – ‘England Is A Garden’ review: DIY-’til-we-die anthems for their devoted cult following

Their first proper album since 2012, Cornershop's welcome return sees them combines gospel country with honky tonk boogie

Lil Baby – ‘My Turn’ review: Atlanta rapper outshines some of the biggest names in hip-hop

The 25-year-old rappers' second studio album offers proof that he's well worth the hype