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Silvertop

Silvertop have been performing together since they were in school. I think if the opportunity was available to compare their current vacuous endeavours to their adolescent offerings there would be little difference. While ‘`Office Girlfriend’ is not abysmal (but note that it is no means particularly enjoyable either) it is lacking texture and thus remains […]

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Steve Thorne

With Lord of The Rings back in vogue, it’s probably no surprise that other 1970’s-esque guilty pleasures attempt to sneak in the back door. Steve Thorne’s debut album is hoping that Prog-Rock is next in line for a resurgence as his record reeks of early Genesis and of the pomposity that blighted that era. ‘God […]

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Jet

A few months ago I read an interview with Noel Gallagher, where he listed Jet as one of his favourite bands, although he admitted that they weren’t the kind of music he usually liked. Which is odd, as the Aussie foursome seem determined to sound as much like Oasis as possible. One can only assume […]

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Stoneleaf

Dark rock sounds from the northern English three piece. For the most part, it’s a claustrophobic, atmospheric guitar effort with half-sung, half-whispered vocals. The closest comparison I can think of would be to bands such as Annie Christian and Mansun. As you may deduce from such name-dropping, the band’s sound is ever so slightly dated. […]

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Windsor for the Derby

First released in 1996, we have no idea why this is being reissued many years after the post-rock bubble burst in a shower of dull riffs and tedious beard stroking. The opening track circles around the same drab motif for 6 minutes with little variety. Eventually we use the fast forward button on the CD […]

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Juliette And The Licks

All too often actors make the worst rock stars.` Maybe it’s their natural arrogance, maybe we shouldn’t expect so much of what’s only a part-time hobby, but their music is usually about as convincing as Dick van Dyke’s English accent.` All of which makes Juliette Lewis’ side-project a pleasant surprise.` Featuring the kind of thumping […]

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Track A Tiger

Gentle, wishy-washy daydreams, nice strings and harmonies, but nothing particularly special. Slowly swaying and foot tapping to survive my patience. MF

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Audioslave

For a band comprising of an ex Soundgarden member, and the remaining members of Rage Against The Machine, this album is plain embarrassing. Revelations is so dull and uneventful, that its contents are definitely too sickly and shiny to be rocking anyone’s socks. MF

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Larrikin Love

Ska puke, like the Ordinary Boys crossed with the Levellers only far far worse. ACB

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs

If this single wasn’t by the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s , it would deserve more credit