Owen Pallett - In Conflict: *
Little Dragon - Nabuma Rubberband: *
Fucked Up - Glass Boys: **
Sharon van Etten: Are We There: ***
Devastating. And that’s all there is really to say about it. There’s so, so much emotion here, much of it brutal, much of it raw. “Your Love Is Killing Me” is the best song of 2014 so far, and it’s such a towering epic of pain and love and heartbreak. It’s almost too much. Almost. But as she makes certain to tell us in the song directly after, the pain, the joy, the unfathomable hurt and the incredible happiness… it’s all love.
Hundred Waters - The Moon Rang Like a Bell: ** (top track: Seven White Horses)