Album Reviews

RM – ‘Indigo’ review: BTS leader makes emphatic bid for timelessness with remarkable solo debut

Described as “the last archive” of the rapper’s twenties, ‘Indigo’ incisively and imaginatively captures the uncertainties and unpredictability of life

KARA – ‘Move Again’ review: K-pop stalwarts return with a warm, nostalgic hug

On their first new album in seven years, KARA dip back into familiar sounds to look back on their past

Red Velvet – ‘The ReVe Festival 2022 – Birthday’ review: a promising step to an exciting new era

Celebrating their strengths while keeping the element of surprise, this mini-album is better than Red Velvet’s other recent releases

Stormzy – ‘This Is What I Mean’ review: levelling up on his own terms

The south Londoner’s contemplative third studio album features his most mellow and mature moments yet

BoA – ‘Forgive Me’ review: a veteran artist blazes thrilling new trails

The “queen of K-pop” returns after two years with an EP that proves she still has exciting new roads to go down

Honey Dijon – ‘Black Girl Magic’ review: an expert demonstration of fierce house music

The house superstar's second studio album is full of freeing tracks that'll enable you to leave your worries on the dancefloor

Meekz – ‘Respect The Come Up’ review: an assured artistic leap forward

As he ascends towards the forefront of UK rap, the Mancunian starts to assert both his ambition and versatility

Brockhampton – ‘The Family’ review: recollections and regrets as prolific group bow out

Billed as their “final” album (despite a last-minute bonus release), the climax of the hip-hop collective’s prolonged goodbye sees Kevin Abstract take the mic to deliver their last words

BIBI – ‘Lowlife Princess: Noir’ review: a visceral tale of pain, heartbreak and revenge

On her first full-length album, BIBI claims her place as one of K-pop’s most engaging and evocative storytellers

STONE – ‘Punkadonk’ EP review: Mersey moshers lash out on their confident debut

The Liverpool band's first EP crackles with energy as it details the strange gap between youth and adulthood
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