Lana Del Rey finally makes a great album; a catch up with the latest from my favourite otherworldly duo; a musical snapshot of the year 2020 according to Triple J.
New Music 01/2021 – Fiona Apple, Laura Marling, Róisín Murphy
This is usually the time of the year when I trawl through the Best Albums lists for the previous year; as it turns out some of my big favourites made pretty damn great records.
New Music 12/2020 – A-WA, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens
Another musical trio of Haim sisters (from Israel rather than Los Angeles); a concept album about the goddess of climate crisis; brilliant electronic re-invention.
New Music 02/2020 – Sudan Archives, Sturgill Simpson, Nilüfer Yanya
A couple of promising debuts from young female artists; an awesome stomping rawwk record.
New Music 10/2019 – Sleater-Kinney, Billie Eilish, Gillian Welch
The best kind of surprise from my long-time faves; I finally jump on the Billie Eilish hype train (and enjoy the ride); more of the warm and lovely folk-country.
New Music 07/2019 – Christine and the Queens, Jenny Lewis, Neko Case
Excellent follow-up from the gender-bending French singer; my two favourite musical redheads release solo albums after a five-year break.
New Music 03/2019 – Kali Uchis, Heilung, Molly Burch
Intoxicating genre-hopping pop by a Colombian-American singer; live album from an experimental folk band that delves deep into the Nordic past; vintage sound and a genuinely great voice.
New Music 01/2019 – Gwenno, Tracey Thorn, Kelly Lee Owens
The world’s only electronic psychedelic album sung entirely in Cornish; classy mature pop from the Everything But the Girl singer; warm and soothing techno-pop.
New Music 12/2018 – Muse, The Breeders, Florence + The Machine
It’s nice when your favourite people release albums that don’t suck.
New Music 10/2018 – Bikini Kill, Elbow, case/lang/veirs
90s riot grrrl punk rock; another fine album from one of my favourite UK bands; a folk supergroup make magic together.