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The Unthanks - Mount The Air

Sunday, January 18th 2015

The Unthanks confound this reviewer's expectations and produce the natural successor to Talk Talk's Spirit of Eden.

The Grazing Saints - Selene

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Local band The Grazing Saints turn in a debut of swamp-psyche-blues-rock bordering on greatness.

Atari Teenage Riot - Reset

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

For all their efforts to sound like the noise of the future, Atari Teenage Riot just end up sounding like a dated noise.

Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

In short it’s great. Not in a typical Manson, media-provoking comment-on-the-world kind of way, but in a decent album kind of way.

Darwin & The Dinosaur - A Thousand Ships

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

Decent debut from a local band that deserves our support.

Rats As Big As Dogs - Attract

Saturday, December 20th 2014

Third EP from BSE Rock City's RABAD.

Grin By Growl - Foreward For Tune

Saturday, December 20th 2014

Promising stuff from another promising young band from Norwich

Belle and Sebastian - Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance

Friday, December 19th 2014

Ultimately, this album is written for their fans

Funeral for a Friend - Chapter and Verse

Friday, December 19th 2014

Hard-hitting, high energy and thoroughly enjoyable

Rae Morris - Unguarded

Friday, December 19th 2014

Girl In A Thunderbolt - Own Your Bones

Friday, December 5th 2014

Following a brief hiatus, this is a triumphant return from Norwich's own Girl In A Thunderbolt.

Neil Young - Storytone Reprise

Friday, December 5th 2014

Two discs, two distinctly different interpretations of the same set of songs.

Superfood - Don't Say That

Friday, November 14th 2014

Well crafted but uninspired and uninspiring Britpop pastiche.

Jon Hopkins - Asleep Versions EP

Friday, November 14th 2014

More fascinating folktronica from Jon Hopkins

Broads - Care & Handling EP

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Intriguing stuff from a local chap

Hookworms - The Hum

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Hang on, this could get trippy.

Daisy Victoria - Nobody Dies EP

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

A truly complex talent whose fame is already set to spread beyond our Norfolk borders.

Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

Thursday, November 6th 2014

It's still very much a Foo Fighters Rock Album

Devo - Miracle Witness Hour

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

This is de-evolution in action

Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Their formula still sounds fresh

Bonnie Prince Billy - A Sea of Tongues

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

It’s more Country with a Capital C.

Scott Walker & Sunn 0))) - Soused

Monday, October 20th 2014

Music for pleasure? Not if Scott Walker has anything to do with it.

Simple Minds - Big Music

Monday, October 20th 2014

Almost lives up to the title. As enjoyable as it is pompous.

Inspiral Carpets - Inspiral Carpets

Monday, October 20th 2014

Pleasant enough, but unlikely to set the world on fire.

Submotion Orchestra - Alium

Monday, October 20th 2014

The good times don’t stop

The Flaming Lips - With a Little Help from my Fwends

Monday, October 20th 2014

It's just a shame that it misses the mark.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga // Cheek To Cheek

Monday, October 13th 2014

The meat dress-wearing popstrel returns with an album of classic duets with old school crooner Tony Bennett. Not your usual Gaga.

Kormac - Doorsteps

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

I was continuously surprised throughout all 43 minutes.

Montagues & Capulets - Landscapes of Youth

Monday, September 29th 2014

Not one bad track on this album.

Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

Monday, September 22nd 2014

Even Adams’ guitar lines manage to evoke something bittersweet.

Aphex Twin // Syro

Thursday, September 18th 2014

Thirteen years after the release of Aphex Twin’s last album, Drukqs, Richard D James has returned with his much awaited album, Syro.

Zola Jesus - Taiga

Thursday, September 18th 2014

Won’t do much for the lonely goths of this world.

Lower than Atlantis - Lower than Atlantis

Thursday, September 18th 2014

A complete contrast to any of their previous albums.

Bonobo - The North Borders Tour Live

Thursday, September 18th 2014

This cheeky monkey has given us this beauty of a record

Marmozets// The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets

Friday, September 12th 2014

Marmozets are definitely on my to-see list.

Twilight Sad // Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave

Wednesday, September 10th 2014

Not perfect but the Sad nearly hit the sweet spot on album four.

Alt-J // This Is All Yours

Tuesday, September 9th 2014

If all you’re after is more of the first album, you won’t be disappointed.

Tricky // Adrian Thaws

Friday, August 29th 2014

This is a good one.

Jenny Lewis // The Voyager

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

It’s more of a “coming to terms” affair.

The Pukes // Too Drunk To Pluck

Friday, August 22nd 2014

There's enough punk attitude in this album to, well, win a 'who's the most punk?' contest.