Slowdive – s/t
In which English shoegaze pioneers return after a 22 (!) year absence sounding just as blissful, if a little more careworn. Opener Slomo is the most perfect welcome back into their comforting, luscious world, as it patiently unfurls in gorgeous fashion. From there on in, Slowdive sound confident in the strength of their songs, with No Longer Making Time a particular standout for me.