King Krule – Man Alive!
This record is more focussed than its predecessor, 2017’s rambling The Ooz. While that album was an amalgamation of styles, Man Alive! finds Marshall spending more time in the woozier end of his soundworld. The vocal that characterised much of his earlier work is barely heard here, and bar a couple of antsy post-punk numbers in the album’s opening third the record largely shuffles along at mid-pace. Only on A New Place 2 Drown, the 2015 full-length that Marshall put out under his given name, has he sounded more cerebral.