Throughout much of its run-time, There is No Year seems content revelling in its own (admittedly awe-inspiring) ambience.
This isn't a game changer; instead a proud statement, delivered with finesse and flair by one of the true masters of IDM.
Kevin Parker’s latest project has all the hallmarks of what came before, and it pushes harder on his more avant garde sensibilities.
A distinctive project that showcases exactly what Jay Electronica is all about. With a little help from a friend, of course.
The album's all a bit clean cut, a perfectly pleasant smorgasbord of gothy synth pop which goes in one ear and out the other.
Country music with a modern edge. To witness these songs being played live in a chapel would be quite the experience. Someone should work on that.
Thundercat rides the album like a surfer hanging ten on the world’s smallest, smoothest, slowest wave. It’s drifting with style, an uneventful good time.
Robed in ever so tasteful shades of pinkish beige, bluish beige, and beige, Song for Our Daughter is an often sublime Marling masterclass.
Solo material from a band as prolific as Radiohead can go one of two ways. Here it leaves the impression the band is greater than the sum of its parts.
Emotionally vulnerable and creatively restless. The record plays out like a prolonged stream of consciousness, yet every aspect seems carefully constructed.