Album Reviews

Sinead O’Brien – ‘Drowning In Blessings’ EP review: masterful punk poetry just trying to stay afloat

'Drowning In Blessings' plays like a manual for staying sane and driven in a crumbling world

TiaCorine – ‘34Corine’ review: viral star comes good with diverse, deceptively confident debut EP

The North Carolina rapper and singer became a viral star thanks to this year's catchy 'Lotto'

Everything Everything – ‘Re-Animator’ review: indie-pop’s enduring oddballs go widescreen

Frontman Jonathan Higgs channels his inner Thom Yorke, and writes the biggest song of his career

Marilyn Manson – ‘We Are Chaos’ review: The God Of Fuck’s most diverse and human work to date

The shock-rocker swaps pantomime for vulnerability on his best album since 2000's seminal 'Holy Wood'

Haiku Hands – ‘Haiku Hands’ review: unapologetically energetic record that keeps the good times rolling

The dance pop three-piece refuse to simply meet expectations on their long-awaited debut

The Flaming Lips – ‘American Head’ review: indie-rock’s space invaders crash-land back on planet Earth

Frontman Wayne Coyne and his band of merry pranksters take a trip down memory lane

Cults – ‘Host’ review: bedroom poppers corrode the classic with subversive fifth album

Midway through recording ‘Host’, singer Madeline Follin let on to Cults' core songwriter Brian (oh, yes) Oblivion that she’d secretly been hoarding a bunch...

Doves – ‘The Universal Want’ review: a stunning return after more than a decade away

The Manchester trio bring thumping fairground anthems, an ode to Bowie and words of hope

Big Sean – ‘Detroit 2’ review: unreserved passion from a generational rap talent with an upbeat message

This soulful collection was executive-produced by Kanye West and features Eminem

6ix9ine – ‘TattleTales’ review: rap’s biggest troll stirs the pot until he’s scraping up dregs

The Brooklyn rapper is unlikely to win over converts with this creatively bankrupt collection
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