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The Breeders

By • Mar 6th, 2018 • Category: Album review

When the “Good morning!” on the album’s first single ‘Wait In The Car’ reaches your ears, it feels like a re-awakening

Tracey Thorn

By • Mar 6th, 2018 • Category: Album review

Fanfares should be sounded! This is Tracey Thorn’s first album of new material in seven years.

Stick In The Wheel

By • Feb 25th, 2018 • Category: Album review

I thought that if you had an acoustic guitar it meant that you were a protest singer’ sang Morrissey on The Smiths’ 1985 single ‘Shakespeare’s Sister.’

The Jam

By • Nov 28th, 2017 • Category: Album review

This five-disc box set brings together a pretty comprehensive, nay exhaustive overview of the band’s first year on record and visually. It includes the band’s first two studio albums In The City and This Is The Modern World, demos, live tracks and Peel sessions, as well as the five disc which brings the visual work […]

Sex Pistols

By • Nov 28th, 2017 • Category: Album review

It seems slightly odd that for a band who snarled “No Future” that forty years after their one and only studio album they should be still be constantly examined and written about. Or maybe it was deeply prophetic: that pop is so obsessed with its past that it repackages it constantly and there is a […]

Cigarettes After Sex

By • Jun 24th, 2017 • Category: Album review

In the year that two of the British shoegazing acts of the 1990s, Ride and Slowdive, release their first albums in over two decades


By • Jun 24th, 2017 • Category: Album review

Legendary shoegazers Ride first reformed back in 2014, but Weather Diaries is their first studio album since 1996


By • Jun 20th, 2017 • Category: Album review

This year – along with numerous other half-century anniversaries – marks fifty years since the formation of the mighty Can


By • May 1st, 2016 • Category: Album review

So, doesn’t seem that long since Wire last released an album? Well, it wasn’t

Richard Thompson / The Rails

By • Sep 12th, 2015 • Category: Album review, Scottish albums

I’ve starting to lose count of how many times I’ve seen Richard Thompson live over the last ten years