Album Reviews

Roo Panes soars on new album Quiet Man
Several years ago, Roo Panes took a leaf out of Johnny Flynn's book on exposure, to pave the way for a career in music. In 2012 his chiselled jaw mod...more
An emotional rollercoaster ride with Snail Mail’s Lush
Barely out of high school and dropping a debut album as mesmerising as Lush; just how does Snail Mail, aka Baltimore's Lindsey Jordan, make this hap...more
Juliana Daugherty presents a heart felt soundtrack to sadness with Light
Raised in a musical family, and with accolades in classical music and poetry, Juliana Daugherty is no stranger to the world of music. Her debut album ...more
Henry Green captures a dense sense of movement on Shift
The debut album from Bristol-based electronic artist Henry Green is an icy wind swept mixture of synth-drenched melodies. Titled Shift, the album mov...more
The power of instrumentation and Mary Lattimore’s Hundreds of Days
The solo instrumentalists of the world are a unique breed. Where some musicians rely on fellow artists and in most cases, a voice to convey feelin...more
Okkervil River’s Will Sheff follows up with In the Rainbow Rain
The problem of the 'difficult second album' is so well known it's practically a cliché. A similar issue that's easily as common yet seems to get dis...more
Half Waif explores catharsis on Lavender
Half Waif, the nom de guerre of electronic artist Nandi Rose Plunkett, returns with her third album Lavender. It's an album of pain and loss. That's ...more
Isaac Gracie transports the soul on debut album
The debut self-titled album from Isaac Gracie is a raw and intimate bid into the world of songwriting, and a collection of songs that detail personal ...more
Hinds tackles self reflection on I Don’t Run
The new album from Spanish indie rock quartet Hinds is a propulsive and upbeat mix of infectious melodies beneath damning self-criticism. The band r...more
Hop Along are omnipotent on Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Evidentally, having their fans listen to an album and think, "This is great," is not good enough for Hop Along. The raw energy of their debut album Ge...more