In the process of reinvention and redefinition yet again, PVRIS instead fall into the worst impulses of 2010s alt-pop with very rare success in rectifying them.
Even as they continue to sweep into brighter pop-rock and emo, Trophy Eyes’ new album as no less grounded for it, and no less excellent either.
As they continue to mature and journey towards emo and alt-rock, The Wonder Years continue to dish out charged, vital and unflinching work with incomparable ease.
Stand Atlantic extend the sharp, hyper-modern pop-rock that coloured their last album, this time reaching more interesting avenues and developing their strongest voice yet.
In this Review Round-Up, new albums from Mayday Parade and The Darkness lead, Zebrahead try to establish their new era, and more new music comes from Between You & Me, Black Coast, Imminence, Pass Away and ten56..
In this Review Round-Up, a stinker from Ministry is greatly overshadowed by Trivium, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, blanket and Kowloon Walled City, plus there’s new music from Arkells, illuminati hotties and Naraka.
In this Review Round-Up, strong alt-rock from The Wildhearts, Haggard Cat and The Dead Deads makes up for a predictably lousy offering from Imagine Dragons, as well as new music from New Found Glory, Hawthorne Heights, I Feel Fine and Mastiff.
In this Review Round-Up, CHVRCHES return alongside exemplary punk from Turnstile and The Bronx and a long-delayed bore from OneRepublic, plus Carnifex, With Confidence, Tigress, The Picturebooks, Dead Romantic and Earth Groans.
In this Review Round-Up, Trash Boat and Press To MECO deliver some of the best of the year with Deafheaven and Between The Buried And Me not far behind, while Meet Me @ The Altar hit their heights among Strange Bones, LiL Lotus, Switchfoot, Luke Hemmings, Villagers, Afterlife and Insurgent.
In this Review Round-Up, a letdown from Bleachers accompanies great emo from Foxing and Dude Trips and a visceral storm from Lingua Ignota, as well as As December Falls, Overrider and Al Matcott.