Album Reviews
Daniel Knox - Won't You Take Me With You

Daniel Knox – Won’t You Take Me With You

by Chris White

Sometimes bleak, frequently compelling album by an artist with an unflinching eye for society’s dark underbelly and the characters that inhabit it

Beautify Junkyards – Cosmorama

by Matt Cotsell

Portugal’s elusive pied pipers offer an immersive and often iridescent path into the romantic heart of darkness

Sleaford Mods – Spare Ribs

by Sam Shepherd

Jason Williamson and Andrew Fearn make the case for anger being the energy we need

Shame – Drunk Tank Pink

by Tim Lee

Their second is a great album, from whatever angle you look at it

Grandbrothers – All The Unknown

by Steven Johnson

A discreetly versatile album from the German duo, equally capable of lifting moods and settling minds

Skyway Man – World Only Ends When You Die

by Chris White

A secret cherished by a select few, but those who seek out James Wallace’s idiosyncratic odyssey will undoubtedly enjoy the trip

Barry Gibb – Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol 1

by John Murphy

In times that demand comfort and succour, a fine reminder of just how legendary a songwriter this Gibb brother is

Hilang Child – Every Mover

by Steven Johnson

Music with the wind very much in its sails, an album defined by an expansive, upwardly mobile sound

Viagra Boys – Welfare Jazz

by Matt Cotsell

Sebastian Murphy and co return with a ramshackle wad of low-end guitars that spit and burn like chip pan fires, boisterous intoxicated vocals and undulating...

Paul McCartney – McCartney III

by Steven Johnson

An exuberant and heartening spin of the songwriting wheel and a valuable addition to his catalogue that should provide happiness to many

The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You

by Ben Devlin

With an eclectic and star-studded guest list and one foot in the plunderphonic tradition, this is an emotional rollercoaster, a lovingly put-together tapestry

Orwell – Parcelle Brillante

by Steven Johnson

An album of elegantly assembled francophone chamber pop that revels in simple musical joys

Nils Frahm – Tripping With Nils Frahm

by Chris White

While being there in person would doubtless be even more memorable, joining from the comfort of your sofa an experience well worth having

Taylor Swift – Evermore

by Chloe Johnson

Her second album of 2020 deals with the human condition to hope, want and dream

Ancient Plastix – Ancient Plastix

by Matt Cotsell

Densely enigmatic renderings of space to rouse you from the deepest of slumbers, or, should you so desire, place you comfortably into one

Live Skull – Dangerous Visions

by Matt Cotsell

History has not been generous to them, but this crazy melodic record will go some way to restoring them as kings and queens of the...

The Hamrahlíð Choir – Come And Be Joyful

by Chris White

Having featured on Björk’s Utopia album and guested on her Cornucopia tour, the Icelandic choral craft masters here offer up a unique experience

Moses Boyd – Dark Matter

by Steven Johnson

A quietly trailblazing amalgam of sounds, a projection of well-founded confidence from an increasingly exciting operator

Sigur Rós – Odin’s Raven Magic

by Matt Cotsell

Recorded live with Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Steindór Andersen and Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, it captures them reconciling their genius with the praise heaped upon them

Soho Rezanejad – Perform And Surrender

by Matt Cotsell

A truly striking record built for introverts and flaneurs alike, one whose delights you’ll quickly succumb to

The Golden Age Of Steam – Tomato Brain

by Lewis Oxley

Eerily mind-bending noise from another planet that is too unsettling to entirely understand, almost too abstract to criticise, and too hard to commend