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2019

Wildcard by Miranda Lambert

Published April 25, 2020

Wildcard by Miranda Lambert

I always think I like the idea of a Miranda album more than the actual experience of listening, as they often veer a bit too far to old-style country for my tastes, and can sometimes be a bit, dare I say it, whiny. However, this one broke the mould! I really liked it.

Cuz I Love You by Lizzo

Published March 21, 2020

Cuz I Love You by Lizzo

I hate to jump on the bandwagon but this is a really great album and I can see why it thrust Lizzo into the spotlight. Obviously Good as Hell is the tune that broke her, and isn’t on here, but there are some real bangers.

Heavy Is The Head by Stormzy

Published January 11, 2020

Heavy Is The Head by Stormzy

I just missed out on Stormzy’s album last year, so it was the first I wanted to get my teeth into for 2020. It’s such a good one. As always, because I’m not so good with lyrics, I feel like there’s a lot that’s going over my head, but even with that I still really enjoyed it.

Romance by Camila Cabello

Published December 13, 2019

Romance by Camila Cabello

I was quite surprised by this album. I’ve had a bit of a run of looking forward to some releases and then finding them kinda mediocre but this one was a step up. The one song stands out a little bit because it was so desperately overplayed, but actually the rest of it lives up to the pressure of that huge single.

Dedicated by Carly Rae Jepsen

Published December 7, 2019

Dedicated by Carly Rae Jepsen

Wasn’t really on board with this one. The new albums haven’t been that inspiring for a few weeks now, and I sort of just gave in to listening to a bit of bog-standard pop. That’s exactly what this is, a few fun songs but for the most part just poppy background music.

MAGDALENE by FKA twigs

Published November 30, 2019

MAGDALENE by FKA twigs

I didn’t really know anything about FKA twigs before listening to this album and I suspect I should have done a bit more research before diving headfirst into it. This is Bjork-style quirky music, creative and arty but in all honesty, not that great to actually listen to.

Ocean by Lady Antebellum

Published November 23, 2019

Ocean by Lady Antebellum

Oof, I wanted to like this one, because I love the band and some of their previous songs. But it was just really dull. None of the songs stood out and as a body of work, it just sort of lulls you along with sweeping love songs and huge emotions.

Sunsets & Full Moons by The Script

Published November 16, 2019

Sunsets & Full Moons by The Script

The previous album from The Script had to grow on me a little, took some time to really get to grips with it. This one was back to The Script at their best - great songs that grab you first time. The only one that didn’t quite work for me was Underdog and not because it wasn’t great, but because it felt like it was trying too hard to be Hall of Fame.

GREY Area by Little Simz

Published November 9, 2019

GREY Area by Little Simz

I loved this album. It felt like a really compact work but bursting at the seams with thoughts, ideas, and honest reflections - about the world, about love, about family, everything under the sun.

Pony by Rex Orange County

Published November 2, 2019

Pony by Rex Orange County

I love the inventiveness, there are some great songs on the album and it’s not really anything I’ve heard too much of before. But having said that, by the end, I was a bit fatigued by the whole thing. Rex doesn’t have the strongest of vocals which is fine for one or two songs but sustained over the full 35 minutes is quite a lot to take.