Latest Pop & Chart Reviews

Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience

Timberlake?s third solo album is all mood and no tension, exclusively foreplay fare.

Man Like Me – Pillow Talk

If you can get past a divisive lead vocal, a world of glorious pop-rap awaits.

Hurts – Exile

A second set occupying a murkier world than that of Hurts? glossy debut.

Laura Mvula – Sing to the Moon

An album that has to be heard to be believed.

Dido – Girl Who Got Away

Dido?s fourth album is both familiar and surprising, taking some unexpected turns.

Emeli Sandé – Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Sandé?s first live album features all the hits ? but there?s little edge on display.

Emilia Mitiku – I Belong to You

Patchy comeback collection from the Big Big World singer.

Ben Montague – Tales of Flying and Falling

Kentish singer?s second crack at a music career may lead to rich rewards.

Solange – True

An incredibly addictive pop record comparable to no other contemporary release.

Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox

Shot through with the confidence of a man with the hit parade Midas touch.

Ke$ha – Warrior

Ke$ha’s trademark trashiness is disturbingly infectious.

Various Artists – Christmas Rules

A genuine joy to listen to? Well, for a couple of weeks at least.

Girls Aloud – Ten

Incredible proof of how perfect pop can be in the right hands.

Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time

Knowingly titled, impossibly bouncy and genuinely likeable.

Rihanna – Unapologetic

The sound of a human dragged headfirst into a breakdown, and somehow surviving it.

Little Mix – DNA

If they survive the winners? curse, Little Mix could prove an interesting prospect.

Kristina Train – Dark Black

An extraordinary record from a singer previously overlooked.

Amy Winehouse – Amy Winehouse at the BBC

Beautiful and bereft, and hard to listen to with easy joy.

Example – The Evolution of Man

Versatile London rave-rapper turns more misery into money.

One Direction – Take Me Home

The record-breaking boyband?s second album ticks every fan?s boxes.

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