Reviews

Reviews

Summer Walker – ‘Over It’ review: a sucker-punch of slick sounds and emotional candour

R&B hasn't, in recent years, always reflected relationships as honestly as '90s and noughties R&B stars did. Yet on her stunning debut album, 'Over...

‘Jojo Rabbit’ review: Taika Waititi’s hot streak continues

There is a palpable weight of expectation resting on the shoulders of cult filmmaker Taika Waititi. Thanks largely to a recent winning streak – What...

‘Judy’ review: Renée Zellweger is the talk of the town

In 2004, no star shined brighter in Hollywood than Renée Zellweger. Fresh off her third Oscar nomination – and first win, for civil war...

EarthGang live in London: Atlanta rappers create a refuge of positivity (and sign a few shoes)

One of the multi-talented acts on J. Cole's Dreamville records, Atlantan duo EarthGang are in London for their second sold-out show this year. Having...

Nick Cave live at Tennessee Performing Arts Centre, Nashville: extraordinary honesty and coruscating one-liners

Just a few hours after ‘Ghosteen’, the devastating, meditative new Bad Seeds album simultaneously shatters thousands of hearts, Nick Cave saunters onstage in Nashville,...

Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ residency in New York: a colourful riot of rebellion, politics, and high camp theatrics

Madonna has always done what she wants. Roll around the VMAs stage in a wedding dress? Of course. Forego a traditional record deal and...

‘Joker’ review: a melancholic psychodrama punctuated by splashes of shocking violence

The camera crawls slowly towards a figure perched in front of a large, luminescent mirror. It sits on the Joker bearing a full face...

Skengdo X AM – ‘Back Like We Never Left’ review: a triumphant comeback for the drill duo banned from performing

Their 2018 came to a turbulent conclusion, but Skengdo X AM have reignited their careers with this latest album. They never asked for the ...

Father – ‘HU$BAND’ EP review: escapist mumble-rap from the Awful Records CEO

Hailing from Atlanta, Awful Records head honcho Father wanted to distance himself from his peers with his laid-back approach to rap. And he hones...

Simple Creatures – ‘Everything Opposite’ EP review: a whole new world of “trash-pop”

For the past 20 years, in their respective bands, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth have written the soundtracks for generations...
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