Album reviews: Denise Chaila, Matt Berninger, Ailbhe Reddy

Limerick’s Denise Chaila trips the light fantastic, The National’s lead singer presents an evocative debut solo album, and Ailbhe Reddy exhilarates with insightful pop songs

4th October, 2020
Album reviews: Denise Chaila, Matt Berninger, Ailbhe Reddy

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Denise Chaila: Go Bravely (Narolane Records)

Pitched as a mixtape (“a patchwork collection of . . . affirmations and declarations from every part of me that refused to lie down and give up,” says Limerick’s Denise Chaila) and not an album, there is nonetheless a coherence here that many artists would crave. Sonically textured, empathetically produced and featuring intuitive, nuanced wordplay (the audacious smarts of Ri Ra, Anseo and...

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