Album Reviews

Boygenius – ‘The Record’ review: the instant classic we were hoping for

With their first full-length, the indie rock supergroup elevates their songwriting by combining the best parts of their artistry

Jimin – ‘FACE’ review: BTS singer captures the turbulence of modern life in shadowy debut solo album

The singer’s first record sometimes takes a rocky road, but there’s plenty of promise between

Fall Out Boy – ‘So Much (For) Stardust’ review: an audacious return from theatrical rockers

The Chicago band's eighth album sees them both advancing their sound and acknowledging their roots

Depeche Mode – ‘Memento Mori’ review: their best work this century

Depeche Mode are a band who’ve existed at extremes. On their journey from squeaky-clean popsters to alternative titans they’ve lived a fast, hard life....

NMIXX – ‘expérgo’ review: K-pop vocal powerhouses finally tap into their potential

Could their new album bridge the gap between their polarising “MIXX POP” sound and potential new listeners?

Heartworms – ‘A Comforting Notion’ EP review: say hello to the next great cult band

Speedy Wunderground's latest chosen one turns up the dark with a generosity of ideas and idiosyncrasies

Black Country, New Road – ‘Live At Bush Hall’ review: a marvellous return from one of our greatest bands

After the departure of a key member, the Londoners had to find a way forward. This live album proves a celebratory rebirth

Yves Tumor – ‘Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)’ review: spellbinding art-rock

The alt enigma's fifth album delivers a delightful trip into the darkest corners of the mind

Lana Del Rey – ‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’ review: masterful, still

The LA artist's ninth album – amongst her most revealing work yet – continues to expand the modern icon's artistry

U2 – ‘Songs Of Surrender’ review: the classics, but not as you know them

"Reimagining and re-recording" 40 U2 tracks sounded like an arduous task for both the band and their fans — thankfully, there are some gems to be found