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Gliss

By • Dec 30th, 2009 • Category: Album review

I would imagine that someone who had never heard the Jesus and Mary Chain would think this album great.



Ian Brown

By • Dec 30th, 2009 • Category: Album review

It has been twenty years since the classic debut album from the Stone Roses, and 14 years since the follow up.



The Nightjars

By • Jul 22nd, 2009 • Category: Album review

This is the full length debut album from Manchester band The Nightjars, who look to the US for influences, rather than just trying to be the new Oasis.



Catherine MacLellan

By • Jul 22nd, 2009 • Category: Album review

I suppose that it is just lazy journalism to describe Canadian singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan as being like Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.



Official Secrets Act

By • Jul 21st, 2009 • Category: Single review

This is a terrific three and a half minutes of 80’s electro-pop.



Rhubarb

By • Apr 15th, 2009 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

This two disc anthology contains tracks from 15 albums recorded by Richard Haswell between 1998 and 2008



Morrissey

By • Apr 15th, 2009 • Category: Album review

The last time Morrissey released two good solo albums, (Your Arsenal and Vauxhall And I), he followed up with the slightly disappointing Southpaw Grammar



King Creosote

By • Apr 12th, 2009 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

Having returned to Domino, after a brief flirtation with a major label, King Creosote’s will to confuse and innovate shows no sign of abating.



City 13

By • Nov 18th, 2008 • Category: Album review

‘Better Late Than Never Again’ is the self produced, self financed and self released debut album from UK rock band City 13. Taking their style from bands such as Iron Maiden, Therapy and Metallica, they have produced a good, solid rock album



Constant Velocity

By • Nov 18th, 2008 • Category: Album review

The American 3-piece band, Constant Velocity, have recorded this album live in the studio, giving it an authentic, if sometimes dull sound. When good, they come across like a mixture of the Pogues and Tom Waits, unfortunately when not good they sound like a tired Stereophonics.