Author: Jake Cleland

Disclosure, ‘Energy’ review

Five years is plenty long to wait for a new Disclosure LP, so Energy wastes no time on grandiose lights-dimming. It slams straight into the Kelis-featuring Watch Your Step, evoking her likewise thumping collab with Calvin Harris...

Katy Perry, ‘Smile’ review

With Perry dressed all great-clown-Pagliacci on the cover, Smile is upfront about its ambitions to laugh through the tears. Written from a place of newfound resilience, these tracks are bodily exaltations of the ability to find...

Cut Copy, ‘Freeze, Melt’ review

Where 2017’s Haiku From Zero focused on the disorienting dazzle of modernity, Freeze, Melt takes a relatively inward turn. The nervous and restless energy is gone, replaced by fully encompassing and more reflective walls of...

Erasure, ‘The Neon’ review

Unlike their enduring contemporaries in New Wave, Erasure have always stood apart with a basic sense of optimism to their songs. Full of warm melodies and propulsive rhythms, Erasure’s 18th album is a shot of serotonin to the...

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