In an exceptional year for music, we made some lists and wrote some words. Here are those things.
“Moser tells stories like the best of them, in her words and in her music; every scene she sets so rich and crucial.”
“Anger is the dominating force on Cheer”
“No band has articulated those moments of glorious, empowering nihilism as well as The Nil’
“At just 32 minutes long, Bay Dream passes by in a heartbeat and gets better with each listen. “
“…the perfect marriage of punk and pop, with an effortless flair that continues to separate them from pop-punk as a genre”
“Prequelle is the crowning achievement Ghost have been striving towards’
“Nothing But Love is exactly what its name describes, full of unflinching love for both self and friends”
“…while it’s a genre album with universal themes, it’s also a monolithic slab of art in its own right”
“There’s a dichotomy in the way that this album lifts you up so high just to crush you with painfully helpless lyricism”
Mia Hughes gets to grips with the fifth record from Joyce Manor
Mia Hughes gives her take on PA singer/songwriter Kiley Lotz’ second full-length under the Petal moniker.
Rob Mair looks back on his eighteen year relationship with The Weakerthans’ classic record.
Ryan Wilkinson on the latest offering from Spanish Love Songs.
Dan Rourke shares his thoughts on Happy Accidents’ latest power-pop outing.
“There’s an unshakeable feeling of being inside Allison’s brain throughout these songs.”