New releases for 7 May 2021

This week’s six smashers start with Latest Record Project: Volume 1, a 28-track delve into Van Morrison’s ongoing love of blues, R&B, jazz and soul. It’s his 42nd record and his most dynamic and contemporary album in years, and it’s well worth your time. Musical pioneer Moby’s new album, Reprise, finds him revisiting and reimagining…

New releases for 2 March 2018

We kick off this week’s recommendations with Anna Von Hausswolff’s fourth album, Dead Magic, which confirms her formidable reputation as the creator of a singular world, equal parts black magic and beauty. Its five solemn but never less than thrilling tracks extend over 47 uncompromising minutes full of heightened qualities: among them tension, grace and…