Much like Lana Del Ray’s Ultraviolence did, Mind of Mine has become a selfsustaining engine that generates sales and discourse sheerly through black-andwhite Instagram posts. And like Lana, Zayn fully, unequivocally delivers.
Rhythm Method is dreamy and raw, with an Australian theme that also sounds like something you can’t quite put your finger on. Being unable to work it out is what makes this LP great – it keeps you guessing.
Expanding their repertoire with buzzing synthesisers and horns, Melbourne, Florida is less immediate than 2013’s Calendar Days, allowing more time for an intro here, or a bouncy synth outro there.
Comprised of past members of now defunct art rock outfit Women, Viet Cong have emerged screeching and thrashing with a set of seven songs that cast bloodshot eyes over elements of punk, new wave, post-punk, and art rock.
As uncompromising and self-indulgent as it is, I Love You, Honeybear is a thrilling exploration of this Misty character’s social impotency.