On Star-Crossed, Kacey Musgraves continues to make use of her signature wounded wit to expose the hypocrisy that often lies within heteronormative gender roles.
Daniel Romano had a triumphant year of musical output in 2020, and with Cobra Poems his outfit delivers a sensational and poetic rock record.
Suuns’ The Witness is most easily described as gently terrifying. A creature that holds you and whispers sweet nothings in your ear about the end of the world.
Stigma’s Too Long is a seven-track vortex of sinister filter sweeps, bleary-eyed synths, and detonating rhythms. As his music gets darker and weirder, it gets better and better.
Cochemea’s Vol. II: Baca Sew is an outstanding example of music and meaning working in tandem to produce an impactful record. This is soul music in every sense of the word.
Normally, August is regarded as a slow month when it comes to new music. But this August dropped an abundance of metal, spreading across the spectrum.
Manic Street Preachers’ The Ultra Vivid Lament is as rich, melancholic, and intelligent as ever, but also riddled with doubts and anxieties.
Little Simz explores familial and cultural themes, moving from stream-of-consciousness confessions to epigrammatic observations, volatile rants to equanimous self-examinations.