The Best Albums of 2019, #2

2. FKA twigs, Magdalene (Young Turks) Although it was completely understandable that it took Tahliah Barnett five years to put out a full-length follow-up to 2014’s LP1 – she experienced a crushing end to her long-term relationship and then underwent surgery to have six fibroid tumours removed from her uterus – the music world was […]

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The Best Tracks of 2018, #16

16. Charli XCX, “Five in the Morning” I normally cannot stand trap music – one of those hip-hop offshoots that is best left to children – and I was hugely, hugely disappointed when Lykke Li, an artist I have loved for the last decade, co-opted the style as the basis for a failed attempt at […]

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