Shura - 'Nothing's Real'

9/10

It is amazing to think that Shura has only just released her debut album, given that we have been enjoying her music for the best part of two years now. But rather than create a full-length of the latest work, this debut pools together all of her singles to date into one compilation of her career thus far. So most of her fans won't hear much new material but getting it all at once certainly lets you hear exactly how good she has been.

Mixing up the electronic productions with the calmer, more melodic affairs does help give the record a diverse feel, and keeps the pace moving forward as well. You can definitely tell that she has taken her time over this record, as it is filled with tiny idiosyncrasies that only months of listening to something again and again could create. And it this attention to detail that has helped make this into one of the best albums we have heard so far this year.

'Nothing's Real' is just one of those albums that you can't help but fall in love with straight away. It has all the hallmarks of an artist that has been honing her craft for years, and given this is only the first full-length effort, we can certainly expect a lot more from her in the future.

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