Author: Jake Cleland

Madonna, ‘Madame X’ review

Contrary to the EDM and trap sounds that defined 2015’s Rebel Heart and squarely targeted radio trends, Madame X feels a lot more inquisitive. Inspired by the experiences Madonna had after moving to Portugal in 2017, there’s...

Flying Lotus, ‘Flamagra’ review

Flying Lotus has always felt like jazz for the internet era – a bewildering scramble of styles and influences that somehow coagulate into something recognisable. His music shares the spirit of some of that humour, as well; it...

Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Dedicated’ review

No record has been so consistently present over the past half decade as Carly Rae Jepsen’s EMOTION. Despite commercial success that pales in comparison to the Swifts/Grandes/Biebers of the world, CRJ’s love letter to heartbreak...

Charly Bliss, ‘Young Enough’ review

The bratty pop-punk of Charly Bliss’s debut made them instant darlings, but Young Enough sounds a little more grown up. Still backboned by lashes of fuzz and hyperkinetic drums from the first second, Young Enough is both more...