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Album artwork of 'Friends That Break Your Heart' by James Blake

Friends That Break Your Heart James Blake

Blake’s vocals are, predictably, beautiful; Blake’s production is, predictably, meticulous; and it’s all, predictably, quite predictable.

Album artwork of 'Pinkerton' by Weezer

Pinkerton Weezer

Come for the singalong hooks of “El Scorcho”, “Pink Triangle”, and “Falling for You”, stay for Rivers Cuomo’s tales of loves lost and loves unrequited.

Album artwork of 'Electric Warrior' by T. Rex

Electric Warrior T. Rex

Romping rock and roll sounded like a breeze for Marc Bolan, and when you add some vintage Visconti wizardry into the mix, you can’t really go wrong.

Album artwork of 'Sinner Get Ready' by Lingua Ignota

Sinner Get Ready Lingua Ignota

Uncompromising, and very brutal indeed. Some listeners will struggle to see it through to the end, whereas others will feel oddly comforted by its harshness.

Album artwork of 'Donda' by Kanye West
Album artwork of 'Is This It' by The Strokes

Is This It The Strokes

Each note of every individual performance is captured and presented perfectly, with the ragged spirit of the band left intact. It’s scruffy yet masterful.

Album artwork of 'CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST' by Tyler, the Creator

CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST Tyler, the Creator

The record transcends hip-hop, a buttery fusion of rap, soul, synth-pop, jazz, and a whole lot more. There’s even a reggae section that hits the spot.

Album artwork of 'White Blood Cells' by The White Stripes

White Blood Cells The White Stripes

The record listens like rock music’s answer to an ice-cold six-pack of decentish lager. It’s unrefined, but a cheap and cheerful good time.

Album artwork of 'Blue Weekend' by Wolf Alice

Blue Weekend Wolf Alice

Ellie Rowsell’s drift between spoken-word musings and operatic soarings is alive and well, and the band as a whole is as simpatico as ever - if not moreso.

Album artwork of 'Blue' by Joni Mitchell

Blue Joni Mitchell

The early 1970s was a golden era for singer-songwriters, but this stands alongside the best. The beauty of Mitchell’s songwriting lies in its simplicity.