Wolf Alice’s second album is at times indescribable, its always flirting between genres whilst somehow remaining an utterly compelling listen, it is a rare record that constantly drags you in, daring you to get lost in it.
Nick Mulvey’s second album is full of bright melodies mixed with sing out loud choruses, however take a deeper look inside and you’ll find lots of strong, poignant lyrics that will make you question the world we live in and make you ask, are we doing enough?
Arcade Fire are the absolute definition of unconventional and with their fifth album ‘Everything Now’ they throw the rules out the window once again as they take a disco tinged left turn into the unexpected as they provide you with everything…. now!
Pure Heroine was the surprise standout of 2013, so much more than just a pop album, it was art that showcased a young Lorde who proved she had a maturity beyond her years, on Melodrama, Lorde throws the rules out the window once again with another mature, beautiful and heartbreaking masterpiece.
One of the year's most highly anticipated rock records is here and Reading four piece The Amazons have dreams to headline their hometown festival and with a few more loud albums like this it’s hard to see why not.
On Paramore’s fifth album there is a strong sense of conflict, another line up change see’s the band looking back to the 80’s to progress their sound, this results in Hayley, Taylor and Zac struggling to find their inner punks among all the synths.
‘From A Room’s’ first volume is the perfect evolution of Chris Stapleton’s signature sound, he doesn’t just follow on from the ground he laid on ‘Traveller’ he significantly builds upon it’s foundations.
Gorillaz finally make their grand return with the epic Humanz which poses a larger than life question, "What would the end of the world sound like?", well keep reading to find out how that exactly turns out and if it's worth your time.
On his third album Kendrick finds the perfect middle ground between his personal problems and political messages, It takes the heart and soul of Good Kid Mad City and mixes it with the hard hitting nature of To Pimp A Butterfly effortlessly.
As Elbow turn 20 years old, they release their seventh album ‘Little Fictions’ which shows that neither the loss of drummer Richard Jupp or age can slow them down as a besotted Guy Garvey sings of love and life in a much more upbeat record than they’ve attempted before.
Flo Morrisey and Matthew E. White have combined to make an album that despite being composed purely of covers ends up showing a level of originality and quality production that most new releases could even dream to have
Crystal Fighters are all about peace, love and unity, the three pillars on which their third album “Everything Is My Family” stand, a record born from the tragic loss of their drummer that shows that strength comes from togetherness and companionship.
Earlier this year we tragically lost Viola Beach, three months later we now have a fantastic album posthumously released by their family, it’s a heartbreaking but joyous reminder of how much potential this band had and just how massive they could have become….