MODERN ALBUM REVIEWS

Find all my reviews of modern indie music here. In this section, I write about music released since the year 2000. Quick disclaimer; you’ll find a whole load of genres below. ‘Indie’ is not in itself a well defined genre and is more of an umberlla term used to describe a certain flavour of alternative music. The music I write about here covers a range of different sounds and I feel ‘indie’ is the best word to describe it as a collective.

Arlo Parks’ ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams’ (2021)

The debut album from British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks. It tackles issues many artists prefer to stay away from.

Celeste’s ‘Not Your Muse’ (2021)

The first and long-awaited debut album from 26-year-old Celeste. After releasing two EPs since 2017, her debut cashes in on the hype.

Fontaines D.C.’s ‘A Hero’s Death’ (2020)

Just over a year after the release of their debut ‘Dogrel’ the Irish quintet are back with their second LP. Despite the quick turnaround, quality hasn’t slipped.

Porridge Radio’s ‘Every Bad’ (2020)

The second album from Brighton quartet, Porridge Radio. The album takes elements of indie rock and post punk to create a DIY sound.

Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Kiwanuka’ (2019)

Kiwanuka’s Mercury Prize winning third album, a soulful journey of personal self discovery. One of 2019’s best.

Fontaines D.C’s ‘Dogrel’ (2019)

The much anticipated debut album from Dublin based post punk band, Fontaines D.C. Perhaps the best debut I’ve ever heard.

Sam Fender’s ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ (2019)

The debut album from the North Shields born singer-songwriter touches on themes not often addressed in the modern music landscape.

Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ (2006)

The second and final album from Amy Winehouse, and the album where we see her at her most bare. A modern classic in every way.

Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not’ (2006)

The debut album from the Sheffield born rockers. The album became the fastest selling UK debut of all time.


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