It’s taken a confused and damaged nation to bring super group The Good, The Bad & The Queen back to the studio. Spurred on by Damon Albarn’s poetic musings, the group have crafted not just their finest record but an album that genuinely relates to the times we live in.
On the classics fourth remake. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper bring a refreshingly modern take to the classic story with a soundtrack which manages to capture all the emotion of the big screen, whilst standing on its own feet as a truly remarkable album.
After impressing with her debut EP earlier this year, Lily Moore’s outstanding follow up showcases a young singer who has a natural talent for songwriting, incredible vocal delivery and now a discography to match.
A companion EP to their incredible ‘Ruins’ record released earlier this year. ‘Tender Offerings’ is a collection of heart wrenching, defiant stories which show an already intimate First Aid Kit at their most vulnerable. The result is once again mesmerising.
The collaborative project from Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National) is a collection of beautiful free-flowing sonic masterpieces for the listener to get lost in, with the occasional glimmer of hope.
Muncie Girls second record, ‘Fixed Ideals’ is A combination of authentic punk and deeply personal, emotive lyrics that don’t just tackle the worlds messed up politics but also the conflicts inside us that we usually try to hide away.
You shouldn’t be fooled by the title, Kali Uchis’ long-awaited debut record is an intoxicating mix of her Colombian Reggae roots and Modern RnB inspirations which warmly invite you in to explore her world. Read our thoughts on 'Isolation'
Through heartbreak First Aid Kit have crafted the best album of their career, never has the breakdown of a relationship sounded so grand and cinematic before. Read our review of 'Ruins' to find out why its not just the sisters best album but why it's bound to be one of the best released this year...
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.