Album review: David Bowie's Toy reflects his vocal range and prowess as a musician
It’s a rejigging of old songs to fresh, modern beats, but not a study in experimentation like only David Bowie can deliver.
RTJ4 review: Run the Jewels' cathartic new album makes for an empowering weapon of civil disobedience
Just when it felt like we were short of words, Run The Jewels' Killer Mike and El-P offer us a free catalogue of protest poetry with RTJ4
Fetch the Bolt Cutters review: Fiona Apple’s fifth studio album is cathartic, unfeigned and utterly unique
By the time Fetch the Bolt Cutters is through its 52-minute run time, the listener comes out restored – as Fiona Apple has purged herself of her feelings and taken us along on the journey.
Rammstein untitled album review: German band's seventh LP is a fiery spectacle that sparks, sizzles and explodes
Friday saw the launch of Rammstein's seventh studio album that comes a whole decade since the band's Liebe ist für alle da (LIFAD) record and nearly a quarter of a century since the debut album Herzeleid
Kamikaze review: Eminem's new album is an uneven but stark reminder that the rapper's still got it
When it hits the mark, Kamikaze is one of Eminem's better, arguably the best, work in recent years.
Amen Dunes' Freedom: Honest, introspective portrait of artist questioning long-cherished ideas
On Freedom, the follow-up to Amen Dunes 2014 album Love, the songs are still opaque, but taken together, the album is more conventional and less introverted than Damon McMahon's previous output,
Arctic Monkeys' Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino signals a change in style, and increasingly absurd lyrics
Arctic Monkeys' latest album is redeemed by its sound — a clear shift away from their previous guitar-heavy style, more inclined towards the piano
Dirty Computer album review: Janelle Monáe's sleek, honest record resonates with current cultural clime
Across the 48-minute Dirty Computer, Janelle Monáe crafts a sprawling and ambitious soundscape, with inspirations ranging from traditional African music to the political struggles of the day
Everything Now: Arcade Fire turn from indie rock torchbearers to disco tricksters
Arcade Fire's most recent album, Everything Now, marks their official departure from an indie-rock to a more dance-friendly soundscape.
On Starboy, The Weeknd transitions from a lone hedonist to global pop star
Starboy is a perfect encapsulation of The Weeknd's rise to the top, and the troubles that new found celebrity drags along with itself.
Fever Ray's latest album, Plunge, is both a pop-music cliché and an emblem of hope
Plunge, the second and long-awaited album by Fever Ray, interrogates the time we live in | #FWeekend
On Ti Amo, Phoenix sing about love and summer fun, pulling listeners into a world of their making
While Ti Amo doesn’t come close to being the cultural colossus that Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix was, its still a great introduction to Phoenix’s discography
Beck's Colors, the most fun album of the year, is a reminder that pop music is dead
Colors, the new album by Beck, reminds you of a purer time in both life and music
The Horrors' new album, V, could earn the UK-based rock band new fans with its moody, lush music
On V, The Horrors defy classification, running through post-rock, synth-pop and psychedelia across the album's 55-minute run time
American Dream album review: In LCD Soundsystem's latest, tantalising glimpses of a new direction
LCD Soundsystem's latest album American Dream is haunted and liberated by founder James Murphy’s many influences
To The Bone review: With his latest album, Steven Wilson makes pop his own
With To The Bone, his fifth studio album as a solo artist, Steven Wilson is exploring Pop music from the '80s and the results are expectedly multilayered.
'No Shape' review: A soaring, bombastic and meditative album from Perfume Genius
No Shape showcases the many facets of Perfume Genius’ persona and musical styles
I See You, the xx's third studio album, sees them embrace a more club-friendly sound
On I See You, the minimalist British trio known as the xx move away from the sometimes hushed and often sparse music that defined their first two albums to embrace a club friendly sound
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: 50 years on, why The Beatles' album endures
Fifty three years after their invasion of American television and living rooms, we’re now celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Beatles’ landmark album that is often considered the greatest rock and roll album of all time.
With self-titled third album, Arca seems ready to open up to the world, and embrace his heritage
In 2017, when gender, identity and the meaning of art are all in question, Arca’s thrillingly fluid album, bridges multiple divides and manages to be both challenging and surprisingly evocative