Album Reviews

Big Deal – Lights Out (Mute Records)

Big Deal are the bright new things in town and becoming a more and more frequent blip on the radars of the indie hipster brigade.

CANT – Dreams Come True (Warp Records)

If this is a taste of things to come then I just hope he doesn’t leave Grizzly Bear behind in the dust of his footsteps

The Rapture – In The Grace of Your Love (DFA Records)

The record screams of a lack of direction, their saving grace might be that their fans have been waiting so long for a record, any record will do

Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You (Warner Bros)

A rounded and sure to be welcomed comeback to the golden days for the Californian funk-rock kings

The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian)

The band seem so confident and comfortable it feels like their 8th comeback album rather than their second ‘proper’ album.

Toddla T – Watch Me Dance (Ninja Tune)

It seems like this release doesn’t really live up to the ambitiousness it set out to when it was at the building blocks stage.

Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne (Def Jam Recordings/Roc-A-Fella/Roc Nation)

Ye & Hova go large. With no apologies.

The Drums – Portamento (Moshi Moshi/Island)

While the sound remains familiar enough for exisiting fans to warm their toes in they also show signs or growing and developing as a band

I Break Horses – Hearts (Bella Union)

‘Hearts’ is a joy of a listen that you don’t want to let go, its captivating, gorgeous and even film-like
at times.

Young The Giant – Young The Giant (Roadrunner Records)

Despite the faults, if their debut album is anything to go by then one thing is clear; Young The Giant have potential.