albums

Divide – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran looks set to break all sorts of records with Divide. After shifting 232,000 copies on its first day, the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter’s third album has already gone double platinum and clinched both the number one album and...

Gang Signs & Prayer – Stormzy

Rating: 4/5 stars Gang Signs and Prayer, the much-anticipated debut album from Stormzy, one of the UK’s most decorated rappers, is finally out. Kicking off with ‘First Things First’, Stormzy seems frustrated, particularly with the way he and...

Sincerely – Dude York

Drawing from the likes of grunge, pop and indie rock, Dude York shine through on their latest release Sincerely. Following their signing to Sub-Pop offshoot Hardly Art, the Seattle three-piece have been storming the indie scene with their grunge-pop...

Sick Scenes – Los Campesinos!

The Welsh seven-piece’s sixth album, Sick Scenes, very much represents a welcomed shot of musical maturity for the former darlings of the twee-pop boom, now turned raw-nerved indie-rock raconteurs. As is always the case with Los Campesinos, it’s...

Drunk – Thundercat

Thundercat’s latest installment is a lot of fun and aptly disorienting. Drunk has a conceptual thread that sometimes gets lost, resurfacing after confusing detours in an overlong total tracklist of 23 songs. However, the project’s lack of...

Culture – Migos

When asked to pinpoint the moment of their claiming the throne of rap music, Quavo (of the group Migos) responded: “When we announced the title of the album I feel like that’s the moment when we claimed the Culture.” This response...

‘Hideout’ – Parcels

Aussie band Parcels released Hideout as their latest EP. Formed in high school, the five-piece hailing from Byron Bay dabbled in a variety of genres before evolving into their current eletro-pop and funk sound. Through their recent move to Berlin...

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