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Pearl Jam - Ten remixed and remastered

Pearl Jam - Ten remixed and remastered

Review of Pearl Jam's album Ten remixed and remasteredEven at the time there were always aspects of Pearl Jam that stood them clearly apart from the grunge movement. Kurt Cobain was of course famously less...

Review posted on 28th April 2009

Lady of The Sunshine - Smoking Gun

Lady of The Sunshine - Smoking Gun

Review of Lady of The Sunshine’s album ‘Smoking Gun’Lady of The Sunshine has to be one of the sillier monikers, especially when a bit of digging (Amongst what looks suspiciously like a bunch of label...

Review posted on 27th April 2009

Art Brut - Art Brut vs Satan

Art Brut - Art Brut vs Satan

Review of Art Brut's album 'Art Brut vs Satan' released through Cooking Vinyl.Poor old Eddie Argos: whilst he's been away touring with drinking buddies The Hold Steady, the indie kids he left behind so satisfied...

Review posted on 6th April 2009

Polly Scattergood - Self-Titled

Polly Scattergood - Self-Titled

Review of Polly Scattergood's self-titled album.Ever thought about what happens to the 'funny' kids at school? The girls who just aren't popular? The boys who think they were girls doing boys? Well, most of them...

Review posted on 30th March 2009

Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream

Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream

Review of Empire of The Sun's album 'Walking On A Dream' released through Virgin Records.It's my favourite bit of High Fidelity, one of my favourite films; John Cusack's record shop manager turns up late for...

Review posted on 30th March 2009

Detroit Social Club - Sunshine People

Detroit Social Club - Sunshine People

Review of Detroit Social Club's single 'Sunshine People'.Bands are rarely allowed to form underneath our radar these days; in a world where you can create the kind of buzz with MySpace and YouTube which would've...

Review posted on 30th March 2009

Sunny Day Sets Fire - Summer Palace

Sunny Day Sets Fire - Summer Palace

Review of Sunny Day Sets Fire's debut album 'Summer Palace'.I like a band who you know where you are with by their name. Afro Booties? RnB right? Death Stalks Us? Wheezy Norwegians with lashings of...

Review posted on 16th March 2009

Glenn Tilbrook - Pandemonium Ensues

Glenn Tilbrook - Pandemonium Ensues

Review of Glenn Tilbrook and The Fluffers' album 'Pandemonium Ensues' released through Quixotic Records.It's easy to see why Glenn Tilbrook had to get out from under the crushing legacy of Squeeze; despite a number of...

Review posted on 9th March 2009

Bell X1 - Blue Lights On The Runway

Bell X1 - Blue Lights On The Runway

Review of Bell X1's album 'Blue Lights On The Runway'A couple of ideas to get your head around to make this review simpler - first, AOR, an acronym for adult orientated rock, a term originally...

Review posted on 5th March 2009

Franz Ferdinand - Tonight

Franz Ferdinand - Tonight

Review of Franz Ferdinand's album 'Tonight' released through Domino. The bald fact is that it's taken Franz Ferdinand nearly four years to follow up 2005's You Could Have Had It So Much Better with Tonight:Franz...

Review posted on 23rd February 2009

A Camp - Colonia

A Camp - Colonia

Review of A Camp's album 'Colonia'.Despite being responsible for two of the nineties greatest pop moments - Erase/Rewind and My Favourite Game need you ask - The Cardigans will ultimately always be best remembered for...

Review posted on 16th February 2009

Polly Scattergood - Other Too Endless

Polly Scattergood - Other Too Endless

Review of Polly Scattergood's single 'Other Too Endless' released through Mute.So what choice for women in the music biz as the noughties staggers to a close? Not much. Between Dickensian post-ladette (Nash, Allen), primped stripper...

Review posted on 5th February 2009

Brakes - Hey Hey

Brakes - Hey Hey

Review of Brakes' single Hey Hey.Brakes lead singer Eamonn Hamilton doesn't do understatement. The quartet's latest biog entry starts with the hyperbolic claim 'We are fundamentally responsible for the election of Barack Obama as President...

Review posted on 27th January 2009

Antony and the Johnsons - Epilepsy is Dancing

Antony and the Johnsons - Epilepsy is Dancing

Review of Antony and the Johnsons' single 'Epilepsy is Dancing'Winning something as prestigious and let's be honest commercially rewarding as a Mercury Prize - especially on a rumoured "technicality" - would for some lesser talents...

Review posted on 26th January 2009

Amadou and Mariam - Welcome To Mali

Amadou and Mariam - Welcome To Mali

Review of Amadou and Mariam's album 'Welcome To Mali'.Like many people, my first - and only - youthful exposure to music from Africa was through Radio 1's much loved late night maverick John Peel. It's...

Review posted on 19th January 2009

Gramercy Arms - Shining Bright

Gramercy Arms - Shining Bright

Review of Gramercy Arms' EP Shining Bright. Named after a boho Manhattan apartment block and consisting of a porous line up drawn from the body corporate of East Coast indie royalty, there was every reason...

Review posted on 13th January 2009

Gotye - Like Drawing Blood

Gotye - Like Drawing Blood

Review of Gotye's album 'Like Drawing Blood' Often a record comes to you with some blurb from a PR agency that draws stylistic comparisons to artists that they've seemingly picked at random, the only common...

Review posted on 6th January 2009

Cat Power - Dark End of The Street

Cat Power - Dark End of The Street

Review of Cat Power's EP Dark End of The Street released through Matador.To those outside looking in, the transformation of Charlyn 'Cat Power' Marshall from an endearingly flaky doyen of the alt.chooseyourpoison scene to the...

Review posted on 17th December 2008

Joan as Police Woman - To America

Joan as Police Woman - To America

Review of Joan As Police Woman's single To AmericaWere it not for the incontrovertible evidence otherwise, it would be hard not to make the assumption that Joan Wasser was one of the Big Apple's semi-famous...

Review posted on 10th December 2008

AC DC - Black Ice

AC DC - Black Ice

Review of AC/DC's album Black Ice. The arrival of a new album from AC/DC - their sixteenth official release - will divide the listening population of the world into two camps the first comprising those...

Review posted on 8th December 2008

O'Death - Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin

O'Death - Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin

Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin album review from O'Death.O'Death might come over like they're all called Zeke, spend their spare time distilling moonshine and have car stickers which proudly say 'My other guitar's a fiddle',...

Review posted on 8th December 2008

Lou Reed - Berlin

Lou Reed - Berlin

Review of Lou Reeds album Berlin. For those of you born this side of Never Mind The Bollocks, Lou Reed's Berlin was originally released in 1973, directly following the noir-ish (And strong selling) glam rock...

Review posted on 24th November 2008

Clinic - Tomorrow

Clinic - Tomorrow

Review of Clinic's single 'Tomorrow' released through Domino Records. Clinic are four Liverpudlians with a thing for performing disguised by surgeons' masks, are admired by Radiohead and use instruments which went out of production with...

Review posted on 3rd November 2008

Beach House - Used To Be

Beach House - Used To Be

Single review of Used To Be by Beach House.Those cats at Bella Union just love to spoil us. Not content with giving a UK release to Fleet Foxes' brilliant debut album of baroque folk genius,...

Review posted on 3rd November 2008

The Rapture - K7! Tapes

The Rapture - K7! Tapes

Review of K7! Tapes compiled by The Rapture. New Year's Eve 2008; you're at Amethyst from work's party - well, it was the best offer, in fact let's be honest, it was the only offer...

Review posted on 30th October 2008

Team Water Polo - So Called Summer

Team Water Polo - So Called Summer

Single review of So Called Summer by Team Water Polo'I'm bored out of my mind' moans TW singer Freddie Davis 'When Will my summer ever come?'. Ok, so they don't get much sun in the...

Review posted on 23rd October 2008

Stricken City - Lost Art

Stricken City - Lost Art

Single review of Lost Art by Stricken CityMmm. First, a history lesson. Those in their twilight years will remember a compilation tape (!) released by the NME in 1986 called, without much irony, c-86. Pulling...

Review posted on 23rd October 2008

Jon Allen - Going Home

Jon Allen - Going Home

Single Review for Going Home by Jon Allen.There seems to be something of an air of inevitability around Jon Allen's blast towards mega-dom. Originally from Devon, he's in effect a product of the Liverpool Institute...

Review posted on 20th October 2008

Our Broken Garden - When Your Blackening Shows

Our Broken Garden - When Your Blackening Shows

Album review of When Your Blackening Shows by Our Broken Garden released through Bella Union.We first met Our Broken Garden - Danish singer/songwriter Anna Broensted and cohorts - earlier in the year by way of...

Review posted on 14th October 2008

Brendan Campbell - Burgers and Murders

Brendan Campbell - Burgers and Murders

Album review of 'Burgers and Murders' by Brendan Campbell.Strange days indeed. Everyone beyond puberty and under thirty is either queuing up for an audience with Simon Cowell and his D-list creeps, or wandering around with...

Review posted on 6th October 2008

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