At the halfway point of 2021, we take a look at some of the releases we’ve missed so far this year, ft. Olivia Rodrigo, Chevelle, Måneskin, Zara Larsson, Arab Strap, Nick Jonas and loads more.
In this Review Round-Up, Fear Factory prevail over drama, Drug Church lead up to their new album, and DE’WAYNE and Buckcherry underwhelm, joined by Pendulum, Light The Torch, Urne, Lustmord & Karin Park, Lovebreakers, ISLAND and Crashface.
In this Review Round-Up, Maroon 5 nosedive while KennyHoopla and Travis Barker soar, joined across the board by Garbage, K.Flay, Sleater-Kinney, Tigercub, Superlove, Mammoth WVH, Another Now and Whispering Sons.
In this Review Round-Up, big returns from Wolf Alice and Hacktivist find themselves nestled against failures from Atreyu, cleopatrick and plxntkid, as well as new music from Lovebites, Wristmeetrazor, Merci and January Jane.
In this Review Round-Up, a mixed bag from Gary Numan, St. Vincent and Myles Kennedy leads great albums from Vexed, Kaonashi and Osiah, plus Mannequin Pussy, Tokky Horror, Jess And The Ancient Ones, Fiddlehead and One Morning Left.
In this Review Round-Up, sequel EPs from The Devil Wears Prada and Salem and a split from SeeYouSpaceCowboy and If I Die First rise above underwhelming albums from Rag’n’Bone Man and Pop Evil, plus new albums from Iceage, Belvedere, Throat, Fightmilk, Never Loved and Bala.
Some of the usual complaints may still apply, but Weezer’s second album of 2021 hits enough sweet spots to be their best album in years.
In this Review Round-Up, a wide range of releases brings greatness from Gojira, Manchester Orchestra and Skarlett Riot, something terrible from Sumo Cyco, and plenty more from girl in red, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Ghost Iris, Diamante, Origami Angel, Cold Moon, Trucker Diablo and Cvlt Ov The Svn.
Even after broadening and expanding their sound, Royal Blood’s third album still sees their limitations placed right at the forefront.
In this Review Round-Up, Dropkick Murphys and Evile return with more of the same, while Tilian and Lilith Czar do very little, and more new music comes from Kaleo, Tetrarch, The Pale White, Baby Strange, Knomad Spock, Last Hyena and Action/Adventure.