New Reviews for February 16, 2024

A more heartfelt, subdued version of Idles that often produces middling results.
- Liam Martin
This Is Me...Now
BMG / BMG Rights Management
The pop singer celebrates her reunion with old flame Ben Affleck on this concept album about their rekindled love.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Hole in My HeadEditor's choice
A lean, nervy rock album that uses its mess and contradictions to its own advantage.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
SouvenirEditor's choice
Sub Pop
On their fourth album, the band amps up the energy, sharpens the hooks, and delivers their clearest-sounding, most-exhilarating record to date.
- Tim Sendra
Blu Wav
Dangerbird Records
Pedal steel guitar and waltz-time ballads make this the band's most country-leaning, introspective, and quietly epic album yet.
- Tim Sendra
Big Anonymous
City Slang
The Swedish artist moves further from indie and pop sounds on this harrowing and starkly beautiful album about grief and survivor's guilt.
- Fred Thomas
Be Right Here
3 Legged Records
Working again with producer Dave Cobb, the Southern rock outfit prove they can write solid songs as well as riffs.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Radio Sessions BBC 1996-2011Editor's choice
Tapete Records
Collection of radio sessions that includes tracks from the band's lost second album along with plenty of inspired and energetic indie rock brilliance.
- Tim Sendra
Live at the South Bank
AllMusic Staff Pick - February 22, 2024
November 15, 2011
The last of six recordings between jazz drum legend Steve Reid and Fourtet's Kieran Hebden also features Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafson performing fiery, hypnotic versions of tunes from the former pair's recordings as well as a new group improvisation.
- Thom Jurek