A fusion of common human experience and emotion, with the otherworldly dynamics of the mechanical processes. Read more.
She still resides in the purgatory between real-life and the dream world. Ultraviolence was either the sound of her coming round or her falling asleep for good. Either way, we don’t want to wake up. Read more.
A beguiling and captivating odyssey into the experience of an estranged individual, growing up with a repressed identity then finally letting it out. Read more.
The combination of Ratking seems tangled and messy, but its this integrity and grasp of a generation that is also scampering through life that causes us all too bump together and unite. Read more.
As a dancehall record, Popcaan moves towards a bigger stage by starting to remove the shackles that bring the genre down. His story carries him through- the timeless dream that one day we might all be free. Read more.
What’s more relevant within the world today than a band that is unafraid of telling you how it is. Whose vision and un-pretentious clarity reflect the general mood in 2014. Both optimistic and hopeless, Today More Than Any Other Day stands out for its pure honesty in a musical landscape that all too often feels dishonest and cheaply calculated. Read more.
Her swooping, choral and ethereal vocals mirror the liquidity of every stretch of an arm, or curve of her back, of every dance move in her videos and sold out tour. Stripped, shy, sultry and sparse the sound may be, LP1 is one of the most prodigious releases of the year. Read more.
Wild Beasts shave art rock of all its pretentiousness. They’re pioneers and that’s a simple beautiful truth. Read more.
Track after track of beautiful, brutal, and brilliant original music. Music that serves to either respond to an entire climate or to simply soundtrack a cigarette spent thinking about somebody. It is both everything and just something, topical and timeless. Read more.
In a year where songs rarely have more words than their title and rock lyricism is typically muttered over mounds of reverb and overdubs, Sun Kil Moon explodes with real places, real restaurants, and real people. The world of Benji can be mundane, heartbreaking, hilarious, and upsetting. Read more.