Album Review: Paloma Faith – Infinite Things (2020)

Amidst a pandemic, health scares and a pregnancy, Paloma Faith is back with 'Infinite Things', her fifth album. I've only over the summer got into Paloma's music, primarily her third album, 2014's 'A Perfect Contradiction'. For some reason, I started to truly appreciate her baroque, 1960s-influenced sound only this year. However, on starting to listen … Continue reading Album Review: Paloma Faith – Infinite Things (2020)

Album Review: Kylie Minogue – DISCO (2020)

Disco queen Kylie Minogue has released her fifteenth album, a disco-themed disco album, fittingly called... 'Disco'. Album 15. Not many even get that far, and even fewer get to it still writing incredible tracks and making brilliant music. We've known for twenty years or more (well, people who are old enough to remember when I … Continue reading Album Review: Kylie Minogue – DISCO (2020)

Album Review: Little Mix – Confetti (2020)

Following on from leaving Simon Cowell's label after 2018's LM5, Little Mix are back with their sixth studio album, 'Confetti'. From the first bars of 'Break Up Song' - both the first track and the lead single - you're immediately transported to the mid 2010s and before, when life was simpler. It feels nostalgic and … Continue reading Album Review: Little Mix – Confetti (2020)

‘Hypersonic Missiles’ is the perfect album for 2020 – here’s why it has made such an impact on me

Although written in extremely different circumstances between 2017 and 2019, Sam Fender's debut album feels as if it was perfectly written for the toughest year that many of us have ever - and hopefully, will ever - face. I could have written a retrospective review of 'Hypersonic Missiles' - next week marks one week since … Continue reading ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ is the perfect album for 2020 – here’s why it has made such an impact on me

Album Review: PVRIS – Use Me (2020)

It was the album which almost never happened. Preceded by the critically acclaimed EP Hallucinations (2019), which in itself included new arrangements to better suit singer Lynn Gunn's voice following the discovery of two auto-immune problems, 'Use Me's release was delayed twice by a global pandemic and the meed to promote more important things (i.e. … Continue reading Album Review: PVRIS – Use Me (2020)

Album Review: Kiesza – Crave (2020)

While everyone else (quite understandably) gushed over the first piece of Dua Lipa's remix album and Miley Cyrus' new track 'Midnight Sky', another, forgotten, pop queen quietly released her third major-label album - rather like the former, the 1980s is here to stay. Normally, an artist doesn't break through, and then wait six years to … Continue reading Album Review: Kiesza – Crave (2020)

Album Review: Phoebe Ryan – How It Used To Feel (2020)

It's rare that I listen to an album by an artist without doing ANY background research. That probably puts me somewhere between a sociopath and a CIA profiler, but anyway. I only realised that Phoebe Ryan was even releasing an album on Tuesday - her debut album - and it intrigued me. I had no … Continue reading Album Review: Phoebe Ryan – How It Used To Feel (2020)

Album Review: Taylor Swift – Folklore (2020)

I woke up pretty late yesterday. I eventually went onto Twitter in early afternoon, and it was on FIRE. Why? The Swifties had only wanted a radio release for 'Cruel Summer', a track from Taylor's seventh album 'Lover', but instead, she revealed that she had created a whole album in lockdown, and she was dropping … Continue reading Album Review: Taylor Swift – Folklore (2020)