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Album artwork of 'MartyrLoserKing' by Saul Williams

MartyrLoserKing Saul Williams

While there’s little wrong with any of the cuts, the album in its entirety can feel a little half-baked. An extra push could have made this Williams' defining work.

Album artwork of 'Jarvis' by Jarvis Cocker

Jarvis Jarvis Cocker

This is pop music for the mature listener; easy to consume, enjoyable enough, but flimsy and a little watered down compared to Cocker's work with Pulp.

Album artwork of 'My Aim Is True' by Elvis Costello

My Aim Is True Elvis Costello

There is a remarkable confidence to the record that you wouldn’t usually expect from a debut, which is a testament to Costello’s immense musical capabilities.

Album artwork of 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino' by Arctic Monkeys

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Arctic Monkeys

Hushed, husky Turner monologues drift over sophisticated arrangements with retro sheens. The album basks in the seedy buzz of a make-believe underworld.

Album artwork of 'Different Class' by Pulp

Different Class Pulp

Pulp nail the pop/rock formula to near perfection. The themes aren’t necessarily cheerful, yet the album sounds like a celebration from beginning to end.

Album artwork of 'Little Oblivions' by Julien Baker

Little Oblivions Julien Baker

The shift away from skeletal guitars is welcome, but Baker’s strength does not lie in expansive arrangements. The songs sound like they’ve been developed for arenas, which is a strange paradox.