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Grey Daze

Amends (Loma Vista)

This is a very short and punchy album



Fiskur

Cold Hands, Burn Slow (Monohands)

Some of this album from Fiskur, aka Ross Clark, has appeared on previous EPs and singles



Wurrd Jenkins

Merge The Schools (Easy Brer 1383)

Originally arriving in a compacted ZIP file which lists the tracks in alphabetical order, quite how these tracks from this Scottish rapper are supposed to be sequenced is a bit of a mystery. Wuurd Jenkins here gives us eleven (or so!) tracks of immersive hiphop and rap, spitting words to a combination of fairly brutal […]



CPR

CPR / Just Like Gravity (BMG)

There is something lovely and warm about these two albums



Babybird

King of Nothing (labelname)

Amid a slew of releases, this album appears to be something approximating a major release by Stephen Jones, aka Babybird…



Taylor Swift

folklore (EMI)

Last week, an unsuspecting section of the music listening public



Marvin Wilson

The Need To Know (Alex Tronic)

A good album should have artwork that reflects its musical content. ‘The Need To Know’ does the job beautifully.



Jim McAteer

Here Be Dragons (Sonic Bull)

Jim McAteer is well-kent on the Glasgow live scene, and has appeared on numerous stages over the years…



Tricky

Fall To Pieces (False Idols)

This is one of those albums that is fantastically stealthy. Just when you think that one track is finished, you are heading over to the stereo to find out what has happened. It is great when albums do this, because it makes you want to listen again. You are sure you have missed something. It […]



Various Artists

18 Karat Reggae Gold 2020 (Topic)

We may be moving into grumpy old man territory here, but surely there can be no musical genre that is missing its heyday more than reggae?