Album Reviews

Declan McKenna – ‘Zeros’ review: pop’s deep thinker loves to boogie on retro-futuristic second album

Album two finds the Londoner channeling his '70s glam-rock superstar heroes

Hurts – ‘Faith’ review: goth-pop duo wrestle their demons with admirable candour

Adam Anderson and Theo Hutchcraft lean on identikit piano-pop filler while also dabbling with experimental flair

Bill Callahan – ‘Gold Record’ review: homespun charm from a great American songwriter

Even at his most laid-back, as a songwriter Bill Callahan remains a cut above the rest

Belako – ‘Plastic Drama’ review: fast-rising Spanish band’s wildest and most expansive adventure yet

Mungia's finest post-punks aren’t afraid to speak their minds or break the rules with their impressive fourth album

Internet Money – ‘B4 The Storm’ review: muddled verses saved by stellar production

The hotshot collective finally step out under their own name with their debut album

Bloxx – ‘Lie Out Loud’ review: hook-stuffed indie-pop for the virtual mosh-pit

The Uxbridge band come good on the promise, channelling big show experience into hook-stuffed indie-pop

Samia – ‘The Baby’ review: an exhilarating soundtrack to young adulthood’s existential angst

The New York-based musician's emotion-trotting debut paints an accurate portrait of mid-twenties' uncertainty

Disclosure – ‘ENERGY’ review: super-mash bros bring back-to-basics dancefloor dynamite

The Lawrence brothers' first album in five years is an electrifying bender

Katy Perry – ‘Smile’ review: pop icon sounds somewhat recharged, but lacks the fireworks of old

The pop star taps into a new sense of optimism that's sadly not catching for the listener
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