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Album review: Nelly Furtado – The Ride

Album review: Nelly Furtado – The Ride

She flew onto our radar (like a bird) in 2000 with her debut album Whoa, Nelly! Which went platinum around the world thanks to the monstrous success of her hit single I’m Like Bird. Like so many female artists it …read more

Album review: Jamiroquai – Automaton

Album review: Jamiroquai – Automaton

Since the surprise announcement in January Jamiroquai fans have been salivating at the thought of some new material. Their unique take on funky disco flavours gained them a hugely successful career in the 90’s, they continued to impress with consecutive …read more

Album review: Conor Oberst – Salutations

Album review: Conor Oberst – Salutations

Salutations sees Conor Oberst revisiting 2016’s Ruminations, fleshing out the initially sparse effort with a full band and special guests, rearranging the original tracks, and adding a handful of new tracks to round out the album. For the uninitiated, you …read more

Album review: Thundercat – Drunk

Album review: Thundercat – Drunk

Grammy-winning bass virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Bruner, better known as Thundercat, returns to the fold with his signature oddball mix of jazz fusion, hip hop, pop and funk with his latest release, Drunk (Brainfeeder). Bruner, a Los Angeles native, was …read more

Album review: Sampha – Process

Album review: Sampha – Process

With one of the most distinctive voices in the world of music, Sampha has been able to collaborate with or be sampled by some of the scene’s greats such as Solange, Drake, Kanye West and Frank Ocean. Since being thrown …read more

Album review: Ryan Adams – Prisoner

Album review: Ryan Adams – Prisoner

Alt-country raconteur Ryan Adams’ newly released album Prisoner follows up the tepidly received 1989. His re-imagining of Taylor Swift’s album of the same title was generally regarded as a fun idea on paper, less so in practice. But that’s not …read more

Album review: Hanni El Khatib – Savage Times

Album review: Hanni El Khatib – Savage Times

San Francisco-born multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Hanni El Khatib graces our ears once again with his new double album Savage Times, serving up more of the gritty, fuzzy, low-slung rock n’ roll that has become his signature since his first few …read more

Album review: Elbow – Little Fictions

Album review: Elbow – Little Fictions

A few weeks ago, large posters in purple, pink, and orange hues began adorning the curved walls of London tube stations. They depicted a figure cautiously making its way across craggy rock formations, looking not unlike some of the tube …read more

Album review: Syd – Fin

Album review: Syd – Fin

“Today I’m only human, but know that when I die, my grave gon’ be my music, my soul is living through it”. Those are some of the first lines that woozily bubble up from “All About Me”, the first single …read more