Revealing a shift from her last projects, Cabral seems to fully embrace the baroque pop genre in The Turning Wheel. This is a record filled with orchestral instruments generating intersecting melodies, featuring emotion-evoking, and striking breathy vocals on top of triumphant melodies.
Category: Best New Music
Laura Mvula – Pink Noise
British singer Laura Mvula's third studio album is the best of her career. Bright and colorful songs explode in lust for sensuality as she also becomes a more aware person about herself and those around her.
Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend
The London alternative rock band's latest release is a homogenous amalgamation of songs that can be seen as both a mirror of the band members' souls and a warm embrace in those who listen to the record. It’s grand, passionate, mind-blowing, and bold.
St. Vincent – Daddy’s Home
St. Vincent’s sixth record is her most cohesive so far. Featuring catchy yet elegant tracks, Daddy’s Home is a well-built and well-structured 1970s-based vintage universe.
Duda Beat – Te Amo Lá Fora
On her great second album, Brazilian singer Duda Beat delivers personal lyrics that mix well with a bold and culturally embracing sound.
Taylor Swift – Fearless (Taylor’s Version)
In Fearless (Taylor's Version), Swift recovers her musical legacy and delivers a much more faithful, sharp, and powerful reinterpretation of her classic 2008 album.
Floating Points / Pharoah Sanders / The London Symphony Orchestra – Promises
The collaborative album by Shepherd, Sanders, and The London Symphony Orchestra is a profound experience and emerges as an unexpected partnership.
serpentwithfeet – DEACON
Josiah Wise's second studio album demonstrates that the New York-based singer is in better clouds, singing about affection and Black gay love through bold and ambitious songs.
Lana Del Rey – Chemtrails Over the Country Club
Leaning on more intimate aesthetics and a more closed universe, Lana Del Rey's sixth album shows the best of the beginning of her career with what made her last album an excellent project.
Genesis Owusu – Smiling With No Teeth
On his debut album, the Ghanaian-Australian rapper delivers deep lyrics about depression and strong social and political criticism, in addition to showing a bold and catchy sound.
Nick Cave / Warren Ellis – CARNAGE
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' first non-soundtrack album is grand, bold and sharp. CARNAGE has the most violent lyrics and the most determined sound in years.
The Weather Station – Ignorance
On her fifth studio album under the name The Weather Station, Tamara Lindeman takes her biggest and boldest step, delivering the best compositions of her career alongside beautiful melodies that preach the calm of nature.