Meghan Trainor – Title
Superficial, smug and soulless, Trainor throws countless balls of retro influences in the air, and conspicuously fails to catch any of them. Only pre-teens and grandmothers need apply to her dull, secondhand offering.
Viet Cong – Viet Cong
This Calgary four piece have produced some really interesting, shadowy and deep post punk creations. Although slightly uneven, the more you listen, the more you get locked in. A very promising debut.
The Charlatans – Modern Nature
Easy paced reminiscences of good times passed, The Charlatans have survived with dignity, and this leisurely stroll has the perfect aura for the calm early hours. Maybe not their most vital recording, but nonetheless Tim Burgess and co. continue to deliver surprisingly innate indie rock charms.