The first album under his own name, Shayne P. Carter’s Offsider starts with a shuffle, one of those brushed-snare grooves that comes across as almost slack yet is taut-as.
In My Woman, American musician Angel Olsen scans through ’70s album-oriented country, ’50s rock ’n’ roll jukebox fare, and even shimmering sliver-wigged synth-pop, recalibrating past perceptions...
The waiting is the hardest part, in this case compounded by myriad memes, cryptic tweets and freeform visual albums.
Oxford, the university town that spawned Radiohead, is also home to Glass Animals, an outfit that has, arguably, updated a rare musical crossbreed.
Folk singer-songwriter Amos Lee digs a little deeper into the dirt and heart of the American South on his sixth studio album, aided and abetted by a bevy of backing singers, more than a few...
Rap-rock collaborations might inherently offer the twin danger of bravado and bombast, yet this debut studio album by Banks & Steelz, the pet project of Interpol singer Paul Banks and Wu-Tang...
Those distressed by Frank Ocean’s tardiness or Drake’s triumphal chest-thumping are bound to find solace in Gallant’s debut LP.
The fifth album from singer Alison Mosshart and guitarist Jamie Hince, otherwise known as The Kills, locks into a vibe largely based on bluesy vocals and spare, grinding riffs.
She might summon a few jazz and soul ghosts, yet 17-year-old South London singer Rachel Keen fuses her vocal influences to a shifting, pulsing framework that combines wobbly electro, gritty...
Auckland-Sydney five-piece Trust Punks casts its ferocious gaze to acidic, corroded post punk on its colossal sophomore album Double Bind.
The fifth studio album from the erstwhile Canadian punk outfit (following 2012’s Dead Silence) might be its first without drummer Aaron Solowoniuk, yet Afraid of Heights remains cohesive enough and...
Whether channelling the best of Motown or crafting an entire album out of underwhelming small-town nightlife, there’s little doubting Joseph Mount’s singular presence in the pop world.
"I just quit this jerk of a life plan," singer Milo Aukerman announces on Victim of Me, from the first album in more than a decade from these articulate Los Angeles punk veterans.
Having formed Mars Volta in 2001, guitarist and producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has established a reputation as someone unafraid of twisting soundscapes into forms both brutal and beautiful.
East London duo Andy Clutterbuck and James Hatcher follow a clutch of EPs with a slick album that is all about the smooth, slow groove.
Taking her cues from the brand of brittle electronica peddled by fellow Scandinavians Bjork and Robyn, Norwegian songstress Aurora Asknes emerges with her full-length debut.