Album Reviews

Ice Spice – ‘Like…?’ review: meme-worthy, hater-baiting New York rap

On her first extended release since her viral breakout, the inescapable rapper proves that her gift is her star power

The Murder Capital – ‘Gigi’s Recovery’ review: the first great guitar album of 2023

The Dublin band soar with an uncompromising second album loaded with heart and ideas

Måneskin – ‘RUSH!’ review: the rock’n’roll circus rumbles on

The Italian band cap off a whirlwind period by sticking to their guns in the face of industry bluster and interference

Biig Piig – ‘Bubblegum’ review: the start of an electric new era

With songs that are distinctly upbeat, the singer and rapper's debut mixtape is a compelling change of direction

GOT The Beat – ‘Stamp On It’ review: generational talents play to their strengths

The SM Entertainment supergroup’s first mini-album is a commanding debut offering, though questions of identity remain

Joesef – ‘Permanent Damage’ review: soul-pop with a real, impassioned lyrical edge

The Glasgow-raised artist's debut is powered by lyrics that are unsettling, witty and thrillingly real all at once

Margo Price – ‘Strays’ review: a defiant spin on earnest Americana songwriting

With psychedelic rock sensibilities and wholehearted lyricism, Price’s fourth album hits on the human experience where it hurts

Clavish – ‘Rap Game Awful’ review: UK rap’s next megastar has arrived

Fearless and incisive, the north London artist's debut mixtape offers unsparing social commentary in rich, searing detail

Etta Marcus – ‘Heart Shaped Bruise’ EP review: a deep, dark trip to the land of make-believe

The south Londoner's second EP is a radical leap forward, as she pushes at the edges of hypnotic and alluring imagery

CVC – ‘Get Real’ review: retro rock sharp enough to strike a match on

The Welsh rockers' debut album is a colourful fusion of rock and pop that makes up for in personality what it lacks in real innovation