Album Reviews

KISS OF LIFE – ‘Born to Be XX’: a diamond in the rough

This talented quartet have already shown what they can do, now all they need are the songs to match

O. – ‘Slice’ EP review: two artists with an undeniable synergy

The Speedy Wunderground-signed duo wield the unpredictable energy of a live jam session on this fantastic debut EP

Red Velvet – ‘Chill Kill’ review: deliciously dark, delightfully macabre

After four years of being deprived of a ‘Velvet’ release, Red Velvet’s third studio album is a welcome reprieve

Dolly Parton – ‘Rockstar’ review: Queen of Country throws up the Devil horns

Dolly Parton lassoes Paul, Ringo, Miley, er, Kid Rock, and more for an explosively upbeat, 30-song rhinestone rockers

Soojin – ‘AGASSY’ review: a captivating love letter to herself

After two years away from the spotlight, Soojin bares her soul on her debut solo mini-album

The Kid Laroi – ‘The First Time’ review: rapper reflects on his rapid rise

The Australian-born artist's debut shows glimpses of greatness, but goes too heavy on the heartbreak.

PinkPantheress – ‘Heaven Knows’ review: the blueprint for the future of British pop

The generational artist explores vast ideas of death and obsession on an album that expands her sound to include rock and drill flourishes

Baby Queen – ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ review: caught between the past and the future

Beyond thoughtful moments of introspection about growth and friendship, the wit of Latham's previous work feels largely absent on her debut

Kevin Abstract – ‘Blanket’ review: Brockhampton member goes for grunge

On Kevin Abstract's first solo album since Brockhampton's split, he channels lo-fi guitars on this largely intriguing effort

Jungkook – ‘Golden’ review: a new pop king prepares to take his throne

The BTS singer lives up to his superstar appeal, even if the record does play things a little safe