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Supermodel review - Foster the People expand sonically and lyrically

In the aftermath of Pumped Up Kicks, the naggingly cheerful sleeper hit that lifted his LA-based band from obscurity in 2011, Mark Foster spent three months in India and the Middle East clearing his head.

Night Time, My Time review - Sky Ferreira crackles with wild-eyed energy

(Polydor) Some long-gestating albums bear no trace of their difficult birth; not this one. Sky Ferreira's debut, originally slated for 2011 but beset by label disputes and creative U-turns, sounds like a reasonably conventional pop record that's been dra

No Mythologies to Follow review - MØ goes to battle over love

Love is a battleground in Karen Marie Ørsted's debut album – desires ravage, souls bleed, a heart gets broken in two – but the 24-year-old Dane is up for the fight.

The Soul of All Natural Things review - the welcome return of 70s psych-folk songstress Linda Perhacs

The follow-up to 1970's Parallelograms is beautiful, if a little preachy Linda Perhacs's wonderful debut album Parallelograms sank without a trace when it was released in 1970 and only resurfaced as a collector's item in the early 00s. The wave of su

Skaters: Manhattan - review

It begins with the clatter of a New York subway train, then guitars wail and a big, stomping beat kicks in.

Sean Paul: Full Frequency - review

(Atlantic) According to Sean Paul , the title of his sixth album signifies "that this time I'm going fully hard and turning up the levels". If the implication is hard to swallow, it's because Jamaica's pop-dancehall megastar hasn't exactly exercised res

Young Fathers: Dead - review

(Big Dada/Anticon) LA-based label Anticon has, since its emergence in the late 90s, been a haven for hip-hop nonconformists who enjoy taking the genre apart and reassembling it in disorienting, frustrating, thrillingly odd ways. These recent signings, an

Childish Gambino: because the internet - review

(Glassnote/Island) A rapper with a parallel career as a comedian, Donald McKinley Glover makes music that can be dark and abrasive but is peppered with moments of oddball humour. On his second studio album, much of that humour exists at the structural le

Blood Orange: Cupid Deluxe - review

(Domino) Though now in demand as a producer for the likes of Solange Knowles and MKS , Dev Hynes is still finding time to develop his shape-shifting solo career . His second album as Blood Orange (the electronic counterpart to his guitar-led Lig

MIA: Matangi - review

(NEET/ Virgin EMI) The second track on the new MIA album - both are called Matangi - opens with garbled vocals and a hair-raising scream. Over clattering percussion, the singer chants the names of 40 or more countries seemingly at random: Bali, Mali, Chi