The strength of The National’s seventh album establishes themselves as a truly prominent American band
Cosmo Calling are buoyed by a receptive audience and play a bright, enjoyable set, writes Callum Oliver
Their consistency is remarkable, but on album number three The Orwells’ determinedness to stick to their guns sees them shoot themselves in the foot, writes Callum Oliver
The Mancunion’s favourite albums of the past year, lovingly compiled and illustrated by our contributors
As one of the most hyped albums of the 1990s is reissued, Callum Oliver asks: should it be remembered as the most disappointing too?
Bon Iver’s third LP challenges every preconception about the artist, but comes off all the better for it, writes Callum Oliver