Music > Album Reviews

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.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Friday, August 22nd 2014

Hypnotic Eye is an album with plenty of American soul, the kind of music classics are made from.

New Model Army // Between Wine And Blood

Thursday, August 21st 2014

It may be small, but this perfectly formed mini-album has substance.