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Album Reviews

Hotel Lux – ‘Barstool Preaching’ review: compelling tales from London pub rock upstarts

Hotel Lux’s debut EP showcases something interesting going on here beneath the lager fug

Alaina Castillo – ‘The Voicenotes’ EP review: US star’s virtual diary realised with stunning intimacy

On her second EP, Texas-born musician Alaina Castillo embraces two languages on this impressive collection

Zsela – ‘Ache of Victory’ EP review: captivating NYC songwriter with a voice that cuts to the core

She may have been dubbed be the fashion scene’s "newest muse", but Zsela is most definitely substance over style.

mxmtoon – ‘Dawn’ EP review: bold collection of dream-pop ballads kickstart virtual hero’s new era

The follow-up to her debut album showcases a songwriter blossoming into something special

Dvsn – ‘A Muse In Her Feelings’ review: Drake-backed Canadian duo breathe new life into R&B

With top-tier talent such as Summer Walker and Jessie Reyez, Daniel Daley and producer Nineteen85 channel their genre's purest form

Ambar Lucid – ‘Garden of Lucid’ review: beguiling, bilingual anthems from Latin pop’s newest alt star

On her spritely second release, Lucid crafts a world of her own with a dreamy aesthetic

DaBaby – ‘Blame It On Baby’ review: rap’s latest hot property further propels his momentum

The prolific Charlotte, North Carolina rapper has just released his third studio album in 13 months

Enter Shikari – ‘Nothing is True & Everything is Possible’ review: a crash course through their best tricks

The St Albans four-piece skip through a genre-less playground on a hopeful sixth album that feels more like a greatest hits

Gerry Cinnamon – ‘The Bonny’ review: Glastonbury’s worst kept secret fires on all cylinders

The Scottish sensation's second album offers festival-ready anthems, undimmed by the current circumstances