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Album Reviews

The 1975 – ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ review: the sound of a band with no sonic boundaries

The band's masterful fourth album encompasses everything from electronica to anarcho-punk

Car Seat Headrest – ‘Making A Door Less Open’ review: as confounding as its knowing title suggests

Will Toledo and the gang have shied away from their winning indie sound, instead embracing dance and electro influences

Happyness – ‘Floatr’ review: sartorially triumphant London slackers return with their charm intact

Inspired by a period of enormous change for the band, album three is designed for cans in the sun

Gia Ford – ‘Murder In The Dark’ EP Review – horror-infused alt-pop from bewitching Dirty Hit signee

The 23 year-old singer-songwriter flexes her storytelling talents through genre-blending pop and brooding lyricism

Ghostpoet – ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’ review: the world-weariness soon becomes catching

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Obaro Ejimiwe combines weighty lyrics with delicately intimate sounds

Diet Cig – ‘Do You Wonder About Me?’ review: pop-punks dissect world’s ills in more depth than before

On their second full-length, the duo retain the same razor-sharp wit, but bring added intimacy

Kali Uchis – ‘To Feel Alive’ EP review: a modern icon transcends her breakthrough period

The Colombian-American musician delves into the archive for these polished versions of previous demoes

Sneakbo – ‘9 Lives’ review: aside from dalliances with drill, the UK rap legend doesn’t quite land on his feet

There are moments where it's hard not wonder if the south Londoner rapper is simply repeating himself

Alina Baraz – ‘It Was Divine’ review: well-crafted R&B seems listless compared to the genre’s current crop

lina Baraz finally steps out with her solo album (and even ropes in hip-hop heavyweight Nas)

The Used – ‘Heartwork’ review: a dynamic and surprising adventure, and proof of their enduring legacy

Album eight sees the rock band blast through heart-pounding choruses and pop sensibilities