Iron & Wine once again shows his uncanny ability to make an album that instantly feels like a long lost friend, says Neil Martin.
It’s that time of the year where we tally up our favourite albums. Here are the LPs that have been on high rotation.
A year after his exceptional and mature debut, Max Gowan has followed up with an album that is deeper and more thoughtful.
Rhosian Woolridge considers the newest longplayer from Grimes: Pop Music, the great-great-grandchild of rock and roll, died earlier this year in her home, surrounded by family. Pop Music (Pop for short) was revered for… Read More
The new Art vs Science album is, for lack of a better word, sexy. Off The Edge of The Earth and Into Forever, Forever is perhaps aptly named; this highly-anticipated sophomore album is a… Read More
Kurt Vile’s sixth full length album b’lieve i’m goin down… is a deeply introspective record, filled with fingerpicking guitar, storyteller twang and existential angst. Call it nu-blues, modern folk, indie riff-rock; who cares? This… Read More
Nathan Smith, better known as UK-based shoegaze/dreampop/noiserock artist The Virgance, has just dropped a new album. Melissa Barrass gives it a listen: There is such a futuristic sacredness about the production of Paradigm 3… Read More
Rhosian Woolridge checks the debut longplayer from Perth-based Dianas: Don’t get me wrong, I love nostalgia as much as the next person. I truly believe ‘Survivor’ by Destiny’s Child is one of the… Read More
From the minute your ears clasp onto the opening track of “It’s You”, the debut longplayer from Melbourne’s Gold Class, you can hear why there have been comparisons to The Smiths and Joy Division,… Read More
Chicago-based Wilco just released a free-to-download album. Adrian Pedić gives his opinion: There’s a lot to be said about Wilco releasing a new album completely out of the blue, with a novel name and… Read More
The opening moments of The Haze set the pace nicely: “Eileen Afternoon” introduces the album with an irresistible riff, while the song slowly builds to its post-chorus release. It introduces listeners to the fuzz-driven… Read More
In Colour, the surreal debut from Jamie xx, is simply incandescent to the ears. It is animalistic. Rhythmic. Perhaps a kaleidoscopic representation of modern British dance. But most importantly, it establishes Jamie Smith… Read More