Poliça's Give You the Ghost – a beguiling mix of warped R&B and heavily Auto-Tuned vocals – was one of 2012's most subtly insinuating debuts. The follow-up doesn't find them deviating wildly from the template. Channy Leaneagh's treated vocals are still bewitching, even if they are frequently indecipherable. Former Gayngs man Ryan Olson, meanwhile, conjures a backdrop that's equal parts unhurried xx spaciousness and Portishead noir. If there is a fault, it's that too little lodges in the memory, Spilling Lines and opener Chain My Name aside. Still, this is another assured and immersive album.
Phil Mongredien works on the Guardian's opinion desk. He also reviews albums for Q magazine