Album Reviews

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
Unknown Mortal Orchestra get dark for Sex and Food
Sex and Food; humans’ greatest pleasures. Naming an album as such evokes immediate thoughts of excess and indulgence, perhaps a provocative album, o...more
Marine craft new mythologies on Fable Electric
Serene and tempestuous, divine and thrashing, the qualities of Marine's debut Fable Electric are reflected as much in Cara Sebastian's swirling artwor...more