Older, wiser and not-so-nutty, Madness are back with an effortless collection of ska-inflected numbers that showcase a more mature side to their 2-Tone roots
As a celebration of the tenth (!) anniversary of his début album, Patrick Wolf has recorded an acoustic selection of some of his best songs. Worth the coin? Decidedly.
A timely and starkly intelligent, genre hopping epic, which sees Coppola ditch her trademark sarcasm and quite simply, rock out her best album to date.
Róisín O's début, The Secret Life Of Blue, has peaks that are pretty astounding, so that it idles as often as it soars is disproportionally frustrating.
Grizzly Bear emerge from hibernation once more with their fourth album, a detailing of sore paws and thorny relationships.
Northern Irish trio Two Door Cinema Club's sophomore album aims for pop hits, and is mostly successful.
George reviews the new one from Animal Collective, finding plenty to like but some elements he's not so crazy about...
Ambient godfathers The Orb team up with dub originator Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry for a journey through the cosmos, seen through the eyes of The Upsetter
Belfast's Seven Summits return with Fossils, the follow-up to their 2009 eponymous debut. Nadene Ryan finds much to like.
Power pop practitioners The dB’s return after a 25 year absence with a collection of near-perfect hits, admissible misses and surprising psychedelic experimentation. The drummer even writes the best song.
Rose Cousins is a talented vocalist, but We Have Made A Spark peaks on the first track, holds steady on the second and then drops off a cliff of mediocrity.
Channel Orange could have been a contender, but its lack of consistency and the inclusion of some seriously self-indulgent numbers make it an album of extremes.