Album Reviews

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

Jayla Kai – ‘Epitome’ EP review: forthright vignettes of Woodstock life

A compelling, vulnerable collection that centres the Woodstock artist as a sharp and emotionally direct songwriter

Wavves – ‘Hideaway’ review: San Diego garage-pop dons’ most original and varied work yet

This Dave Sitek-produced seventh album finds the band maturing but still raw

SF9 – ‘Turn Over’ review: an earnest effort marred by missteps not of their choosing

The nine-member boyband take baby steps towards refining their sound, after their epiphanous outing on ‘Kingdom’

Snoh Aalegra – ‘Temporary Highs In The Violet Skies’ review: healthy dose of introspective R&B

On album three, Aalegra's emotional availability and candour remains her biggest strength

Tkay Maidza – ‘Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3’ EP review: elite pop music

The final instalment in the Australian-Zimbabwean rapper's 'Last Year Was Weird' trilogy is flooding with winning moments

Rejjie Snow – ‘Baw Baw Black Sheep’ review: a world of pure imagination

Irish rapper creates a trippy companion soundtrack to his favourite childhood film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Jeon Soyeon – ‘Windy’ review: a masterclass in versatility and eccentricity that redefines summer pop albums

During a period where summer bop offerings are the norm, Soyeon mixes things up with ambitious fusion tracks
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