No surprises that The Chemical Brothers take top slot this week, though it was surprisingly good. Also highly impressive was the debut from Dublin post-punk rockers Fontaines D.C.
Playlist at the bottom.
The Chemical Brothers – No Geography
The Chems are back at the top of their game with this corker of disco, soul, funk and acid-infused album.
Rating: 9/10 – Read full review
Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel
A brilliant post-punk album with a hint of Irish folk to it, only let down on occasion by a slightly strained vocal.
Rating: 8/10 – Read full review
Ifriqiyya Electrique – Laylet El Booree
Bonkers mix of traditional African music and heavy metal. Loved it.
Lowly – Hifalutin
Dreamy synth-pop with a bit of cleverness to it. Immersive and pretty impressive.
Glen Hansard – The Wild Willing
Interesting alt-folk with some soaring experimental flourishes. Worthy of a listen.
Big Business – The Beast You Are
Heavy alt-rock, that’s not really pushing any creative boundaries.
Here’s a playlist of all of the above if you want to listen to this week’s selected new releases.