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Zena Grieg - Reviews

Regina Spektor

Home Before and After
Playful, unpredictable and sometimes heart-wrenching first album in six years from Moscow-born, but New York-based singer-songwriter Regina Spektor

Saya Gray

19 Masters
Musically diverse and kaleidoscopic debut album from Toronto-based Japanese Canadian singer Saya Gray

Kim Robins

Leave the Porch Light On
Eclectic mix of bluegrass, country and gospel, on resilient third album from Indiana singer-songwriter Kim Robins which was created out of personal tragedy

Lykke Li

Intimate and minimalist yet cinematic fifth album from Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li

Emile Sande

Let's Say For Instance
Refreshing comeback album from internationally-renowned Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sande


How to Let Go
Thoughtful and experimental electronica on second album from chart-storming Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid

Bonnie Raitt

Just Like That...
Powerful and reflective combination of original compositions and covers on first album in six years from California-based singer Bonnie Raitt

Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway

Crooked Tree
Eclectic bluegrass and country rock on third album from singer-songwriter Molly Tuttle

Josie Bello

Thoughtful and sensitive mix of folk, rock and country on confident third album from American singer-songwriter Josie Bello

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Excellent acoustic album from Joan Jett which features new versions of her best-known songs in a more intimate setting


Eclectic covers album from Deborah Bonham, the younger sister of Led Zeppelin Drummer John Bonham, and her guitarist husband Peter Bullick

Maren Morris

Humble Quest
Evocative combination of folk, country and pop on third album from award winning American singer-songwriter Maren Morris

Ella Henderson

Everything I Didn't Say
Confident but thought-provoking and bluntly honest second album and first in eight years from singer-songwriter Ella Henderson

Nilufer Yanya

Minimalist and ethereal second album which reflects on vulnerability and dislocation from London-based singer-songwriter Nilufer Yanya

Avril Lavigne

Love Sux
Raucously energetic and fiery comeback album from Canadian singer Avril Lavigne which marks a return to her pop-punk roots

Lilly of the West

Swings and Heartaches Vol. 2
Eclectic and quirky collection of covers on twelfth album from Bulgarian bluegrass group Lilly of the West

Joss Stone

Never Forget My Love
Exuberant first album in seven years from acclaimed singer-songwriter Joss Stone


Give Me The Future
Expansive and experimental science fiction-themed fourth album from London-based stadium act Bastille

Dewey and Leslie Brown with The Carolina Gentlemen

Traditional but distinctive bluegrass on second album from Appalachian-rooted husband and wife duo Dewey and Leslie Brown with backing band The Carolina Gentlemen

Janis Ian

The Light at the End of the Line
Eclectic and powerful first album in fifteen years from Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Janis Ian which she says will be her last and proves a fitting conclusion to her unique musical career.

Lydia Brownfield

Versatile and reflective album from Ohio-based singer-songwriter and emerging talent Lydia Brownfield inspired by romantic break-up and divorce


Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land (Deluxe Edition)
Appealing combination of the political with the personal on surprising and enjoyable fifth album from Welsh singer-songwriter Marina which originally released last year has now come out in a deluxe edition

Courtney Barnett

Things Take Time, Take Time
Understated but uplifting third album from Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett

Neil Young And Crazy Horse

Urgent and reflective fourteenth album from Neil Young with with his original backing group Crazy Horse

Alicia Keys

Versatile double album from Alicia Keys which is split into two parts, one consisting of new songs, and the other of reworkings of songs from her back catalogue

Kelly Clarkson

When Christmas Comes Around
Appealing mix or covers and original material on second Christmas album from American singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson


Flying Dream 1
Reflective and soulful ninth album from much acclaimed Manchester quartet Elbow which was written and recorded during lockdown

Damon Albarn

The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows
Evocative and intriguing second album for innovative ex-Blur musician/songwriter Damon Albarn upon which he moves into new territory

Self Esteem

Prioritise Pleasure
Unflinchingly honest and bittersweet second akbum from Self Esteem, the nom de plume for Yorkshire-based experimental musician Rebecca Taylor

Eric Devries

Song and Dance Man
Intimate but melancholic fourth album from Utrecht-based singer-songwriter and musician Eric Devries which proves to be ne of the best Americana albums to come out of the Netherlands in recent years.

Lana Del Ray

Blue Banisters
Reflective and stripped back new album, her second this year, from bestselling American singer-songwriter Lana del Ray

Roger Taylor

Reflective and versatile sixth solo album and first in eight years from Queen drummer Roger Taylor

Ro Myra

Nowhere. Nebraska
Evocative and multi-layered debut album from Nebraska-raised, now Nashville-based Americana/folk singer-songwriter Ro Myra


Poignant and diverse debut album from Memphis -born singer-songwriter Yebba

Kacey Musgraves

Emotive and adventurous new album from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves which was inspired by her recent marriage break-up and divorce


If I Cant Have Love, I Want Power
Gritty and thought=provoking rock on latest album from Halsey, who came out as non-binary earlier this year

Maisie Peters

You Signed Up For This
Introspective debut album from Sussex singer-songwriter Maisie Peters which reflects on her ransition from adolescence into adulthood


Solar Power
Reflective and stripped-back third album from acclaimed New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde


Pressure Machine
Cinematic and reflective new album from The Killers, which was inspired by frontman Brandon Flowers' return to his small and conservative home town in Utah.

Billie Eilish

Happier Than Ever
Compelling and thoughtful second album from multi-award-winning singer Billie Eilish


Stand for Myself
Eclectic and fiery second album from powerhouse Bristol-born and now Nashville-based singer-songwriter Yola


Intimate but frank and socially conscious second album from American singer-songwriter Clairo


It Won't Always Be Like This
Eclectic and exuberant debut album rom bestselling Irish band Inhaler

Jack Savoretti

Enjoyable retro and European-influenced seventh album from bestselling singer-songwriter ack Savoretti


No Gods No Masters
Uncompromising yet reflective new album from much acclaimed alternative rockers Garbage

Del Amitri

Fatal Mistakes
Well-crafted and eclectic first album in nineteen years from Glaswegian band Del Amitri

St Vincent

Daddy's Home
Thoughtful 70's retro pop on first album in four years from St. Vincent, the project of Texas-raised singer-songwriter Annie Clark

Natalie Bergman

Powerful and therapeutic debut solo album from Wilde Bell’s Natalie Bergman recorded after the deaths of her father and stepmother in a car accident

Hayley Williams

Flowers For Vases / Descansos
Introspective and sparse second solo album from Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams

First Aid Kit

Who By Fire
Excellent tribute album to Leonard Cohen recorded live over two nights at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm by sibling duo First Aid Kit

Lake Street Dive

Unpredictable and innovative eighth album from Brooklyn-based five-piece act Lake Street Dive who have worked on this new release with hip-hop producer Mike Elizondo

Zara Larsson

Poster Girl
Upbeat and positive latest album from acclaimed Swedish singer-songwriter and pop artist Zara Larsson

Nick Cave And Warren Ellis

Intense and versatile collaboration between Nick Cave and his fellow Bad Seeds member Warren Ellis

Arlo Parks

Collapsed in Sunbeams
Inspirational debut album whose influences include Sylvia Plath from London musician and poet, Arlo Parks

Steve Earle

Thoughtful and emotive album from Steve Earle, in which he pays tribute to his son Justin Townes Earle who died of an accidental drugs overdose last year by covering a collection of Justin’s songs

Nick Cave

Idiot Prayer
Intense but quietly hopeful and resilient live piano-and-voice album from Nick Cave recorded alone in the empty Alexandra Palace in London

Taylor Swift

Impressive second album in a year from Taylor Swift which finds her continuing to develop in an indie-folk direction


Good Woman
Resilient and emotive first album in five years from Watford-based folk-pop sister trio The Staves

Black Country, New Road

For the First Time
Experimental and promising debut album from eclectic Cambridge septet Black Country, New Road

Weather Station

Environmentally-conscious latest album from The Weather Station, the project of Canadian songwriter Tamara Lindeman, which finds her moving away from her acoustic roots

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