Every month, we publish a round up of reviews of recent releases that moved us in the past weeks. These are personal takes on hand-curated gems our team dug up (and the occasional chart topper). This time with First Aid Kit, Phoenix, The Haunted Youth, John Moods, Warhaus, Weyes Blood, Bad Hammer and EVÎN. Which one is your favorite?
It has been a solid five-year wait ever since the sophomore release of the Balthazar-associated solo act of the Belgian musician. “Ha Ha Heartbreak” marks a new chapter for Warhaus, stripping off the character he designed of himself, digging into existential doubts and pining over a broken love relationship, making his transformation a highly enjoyable symphony between melancholic gusts and groovy episodes.