Album Reviews

NewDad – ‘Madra’ review: sublime songs from Ireland’s next great guitar band

Confident and propulsive, the shoegaze-pop of this Galway four-piece is a truly rewarding experience

The Smile – ‘Wall of Eyes’ review: a masterclass in pushing rock forward

The second album from Radiohead members Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood features some of their best work since 'In Rainbows'

Sleater-Kinney – ‘Little Rope’ review: an empowering journey into the dense fog of grief

Surrounded by upheaval and tragedy, Sleater-Kinney's 11th album unpacks big emotions in the way that they do best

Ericdoa – ‘DOA’ review: dials down the hyperpop without sacrificing vision

Restless and electrifying, this mixtape sees the 21-year-old fuse elements of pop-rock and shoegaze with glitchy bombast

Green Day – ‘Saviors’ review: their best work since ‘American Idiot’

The pop-punk icons’ 14th album finds them wiser, more subtle, but still up for a romp

The Vaccines – ‘Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations’ review: more of the same

Over a decade on from their breakout moment, The Vaccines remain dependable, if frustratingly predictable

Kali Uchis – ‘Orquídeas’ review: a fearless ambassador for Latin pop

After going global from embracing her Latina roots in her music, Kali Uchis is fully exploring that world once again in her new album...

Bill Ryder-Jones – ‘Iechyd Da’ review: wistful cult hero goes for broke

The Wirral singer-songwriter packs this stunning, self-produced opus with clever samples, self-referential lyrics and even a children’s choir

Marika Hackman – ‘Big Sigh’ review: a defining moment for one of our most intriguing songwriters

The London singer-songwriter is still spilling her guts after the party’s over on her darkest and heaviest album ye

Sprints – ‘Letter To Self’ review: noise-rock ripe with melodrama

This memorable and arrestingly bleak debut LP feels like a loud announcement of a striking new band
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