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U2 - Achtung Baby: 20th Anniversary Edition

U2 - Achtung Baby: 20th Anniversary Edition

I've had a largely difficult relationship with U2's creative pinnacle, Achtung Baby. Back in 1991 we were allowed to bring in music to listen to on the last day of term. Inevitably the album of...

Review posted on 8th November 2011

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Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love

Wilco's eighth studio album The Whole Love finds Jeff Tweedy's band returning to more experimental material. Where their previous eponymous record felt strictly upbeat, The Whole Love is a little more adventurous in its scope...

Review posted on 3rd October 2011

Nirvana - Nevermind: 20th Anniversary Edition

Nirvana - Nevermind: 20th Anniversary Edition

It's difficult to argue with the fuss that's being made about Nevermind's 20th anniversary. This is after all a groundbreaking album for a number of reasons. It reintroduced loud guitars to the charts, was pivotal...

Review posted on 3rd October 2011

Nirvana Live At The Paramount

Nirvana Live At The Paramount

It's amazing in many ways that Nirvana's Paramount show has taken 20 years to receive the release it deserves. Portions of the show have found their way onto other DVD's (most notably Live! Tonight! Sold...

Movie Review posted on 3rd October 2011

Jimi Hendrix - Winterland

Jimi Hendrix - Winterland

While the lucrative business of posthumous Jimi Hendrix releases will no doubt continue for some time, the new Winterland box set does stand as a fitting tribute to quite possibly the greatest guitarist of his...

Review posted on 12th September 2011

Patti Smith - Outside Society (Greatest Hits)

Patti Smith - Outside Society (Greatest Hits)

Outside Society presents a difficult challenge for Patti Smith. The so-called 'Godmother of Punk' has always relied on the album format as opposed to singles to forward her artistic vision. This newest Greatest Hits package...

Review posted on 12th September 2011

Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing

Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing

Hot on the heels of 2010's Destroyer Of The Void, Blitzen Trapper return in September with new record, American Goldwing. It's less musically dense than previous efforts and jettisons some of the bands quirky charm...

Review posted on 31st August 2011

John Cale - Extra Playful

John Cale - Extra Playful

There's a line on John Cale's latest EP Extra Playful that seems to sum up his attitude to music, "You were hopefully looking for perfection". It's something he seems to have been searching for during...

Review posted on 31st August 2011

Roots Manuva - 4everevolution

Roots Manuva - 4everevolution

Word on the street is building that Roots Manuva's forthcoming record 4everevolution is on a par with his best work. The good news is that on the whole it is, navigating around a diverse musical...

Review posted on 22nd August 2011

The Throne - Watch The Throne

The Throne - Watch The Throne

While there's no doubting the pedigree of both Shawn Carter and Kanye West, the collision of both stars on new collaboration Watch The Throne could blind listeners to what's actually contained within the glitzy CD...

Review posted on 12th August 2011

Nitin Sawhney - Last Days Of Meaning

Nitin Sawhney - Last Days Of Meaning

Nitin Sawhney's ninth studio effort is a concept album in the truest sense of the term. At times challenging and often melancholic his brand of social commentary is perfectly suited to the broad musical spectrum...

Review posted on 8th August 2011

Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves

Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves

Dev Hynes is what music critics used to describe as prolific. Not content to rest on his laurels after last years triumphant Lightspeed Champion album (Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You), he returns in...

Review posted on 25th July 2011

Queen - Greatest Hits (2011 Remaster)

Queen - Greatest Hits (2011 Remaster)

Queen's back catalogue is like an old sweater lost at the back of a wardrobe. It's comfortable, familiar, brings back happy memories and is a bit tatty round the edges. You may not have listened...

Review posted on 25th July 2011

Liam Finn - FOMO

Liam Finn - FOMO

At the age of 27 Liam Finn has certainly built up an impressive musical CV. Aside from fronting the now defunct New Zealand outfit Betchadupa, he's supported the likes of Eddie Vedder, The Black Keys...

Review posted on 18th July 2011

REM - Lifes Rich Pageant (25th Anniversary edition)

REM - Lifes Rich Pageant (25th Anniversary edition)

Lifes Rich Pageant remains a key milestone in R.E.M.'s extensive back catalogue. This was after all the moment that inaudible lyrics and murky soundscapes gave way to big guitar riffs and even bigger drums. Outgrowing...

Review posted on 13th July 2011

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Chad Vangaalen - Diaper Island

Chad Vangaalen - Diaper Island

On first inspection any album called Diaper Island would likely fall into one of two categories: slightly loopy comedy record (think Goldie Lookin' Chain), or an obscure chillout album for infants. Thankfully Chad VanGaalen's fourth...

Review posted on 4th July 2011

Amon Tobin - ISAM

Amon Tobin - ISAM

In the early days of Ninja Tune, Amon Tobin was one of the labels brightest artists. Sampling obscure vinyl to create a jazz collage, he defined himself as a staple of the Ninja roster. Now...

Review posted on 27th June 2011

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Streaming until you're blue in the face: Are artists under paid each time you listen to one of their songs?

Streaming until you're blue in the face: Are artists under paid each time you listen to one of their songs?

In a recent open letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, major players in the UK music industry, including Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney...

Megan Thee Stallion - Thot S**t Video

Megan Thee Stallion - Thot S**t Video

Megan Thee Stallion pulls no punches and is unapologetically outspoken on her latest single, 'Thot S**t'.

Hollis Lomax talk to us about fermenting Şalgam, jamming with neighbour Thurston Moore and headlining Glastonbury

Hollis Lomax talk to us about fermenting Şalgam, jamming with neighbour Thurston Moore and headlining Glastonbury

Hollis Lomax; consisting of Will Rowland (Keyboard/Vocals) Hugo Keays (Guitar) Will Ellis (Bass Guitar) and Rob Taylor (Drums), are excited about...

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Billie Eilish - Lost Cause Video

Billie Eilish - Lost Cause Video

There is nothing more uplifting in this world than watching Billie Eilish - the face of moody teen angst - having so much fun in the video for her...

Weird Music Story of the Week: Cartman-style rock covers go viral

Weird Music Story of the Week: Cartman-style rock covers go viral

If you're a fan of South Park, this is the TikToker for you.

Album Of The Week The 19th Anniversary of 'Let Go' by Avril Lavigne

Album Of The Week The 19th Anniversary of 'Let Go' by Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne was only seventeen when she released her hugely successful debut album 'Let Go', back in 2002.

Up Coming Releases:

Up Coming Releases: "June is the gateway to summer" as well as a whole host of exciting new releases

There's a lot to look forward to in the first summer month of 2021, including lawn tennis, World Music Day and a whole raft of new and exciting...

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