Author: Jake Cleland

Justin Bieber, ‘Changes’ review

In 2015, in collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo, Justin Bieber released a record that sounded like the future. That future never came to pass, but following up a record that still sounds new five years later is no small feat....

Grimes, ‘Miss Anthropocene’ review

Since 2015’s wide-ranging Art Angels, Grimes has spent the time between spreading herself between collaborations with television and other musicians. Far from diluting her aesthetic, Miss Anthropocene feels newly focused. Named...

La Roux, ‘Supervision’ review

At just eight tracks, you could mistake Supervision for being unsubstantial. But it would be a mistake. La Roux’s third album is a perfectly considered slice of synth-pop that shines on Elly Jackson’s strengths, revisiting the...

Kesha, ‘High Road’ review

On her 2017 album Rainbow, in the shadow of horrific circumstances, Kesha Rose Sebert recast herself as a musician of “balance”. The result was a record where the artist felt welcomely present, in contrast with the apocalyptic...

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