Ummmmm… There’s a new Arcade Fire record out…
Black Country, New Road’s sophomore record is a true landmark in alternative rock music. A devastating, crushing and explosive tour-de-force of sheer melancholy, intensity, chaos and catharsis.
UK mathcore icons Rolo Tomassi return with a triumphant and dreamlike album built on daring sonic contrasts and juxtapositions.
Following a wobbly path of releases and critics turning their backs on them, Animal Collective return with their most focused and assured record in ages.
Years in the making, British post-rock quartet Gilmore Trail’s third album is a disciplined and mannered love letter to the subgenre they adore.
Prolific US sound artist Claire Rousay takes us on a lengthy meditation exploring companionship and solitude, told through field recordings and non-linear compositions in sound collage.
Much revered UK electronic producer Burial returns with his most formal new release since 2007’s masterwork Untrue; a full on immersion into sound collage and field recordings.
My painstaking list of my top 50 records of 2021, plus bonus Spotify playlist and an extra 50 honorable mentions that just missed the cut!
It’s the final reviews round-up of 2021 before I dive into my BOTY lists, so I’ve been extra rambly this time! Here are some of the most interesting releases from November.
A look back at some of October’s most interesting record releases including James Blake, Lana Del Rey, Grouper, Kayo Dot, Lil Ugly Mane and Marissa Nadler.