Music > Album Reviews

I Am Your Autopilot // The Stillness of the Sea

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

It’s more a mismatch of noises that clash together to eventually form a somewhat pleasant sound.

Blitz Kids // The Good Youth

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

Blitz Kids have succeeded in continuing their roll of high quality albums which I think is safe to say excuses the delay they’ve had in releasing the album.

Raglans – Raglans (Independent Records Ltd)

Monday, March 17th 2014

They already have their own loyal followers drooling at their every move and it’s no wonder as they don’t half knock out a good tune or three.

Flatlands and Garage Flowers // Animals - EP

Thursday, March 13th 2014

A sound that’s as crisp and fresh as a sharp frost on a winter’s day as the wind blows in, from over the Shropshire hills.

The Twang // Neontwang

Tuesday, March 11th 2014

Good build-up, but missed the point

Nobodaddy // Longing for a Flight

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

They're longing for a flight, we're longing for them to broaden their musical horizons.

François and the Atlas Mountains // Piano Ombre

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

French-English repetitiveness.

Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures // Gin

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

Go on this musical journey - you'll love it.

Asgeir // In The Silence

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

The sound is a folky post-rock, sharing roots with Sigur Ros, Of Monsters & Men and Mugison, albeit with a large dose of Talk Talk.

The Rise And Fall Of The Clash // DVD Review

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

The picture it paints is of a band destined to implode almost from the beginning, due to personality clashes, the pressure of success and opposing ideas of what The Clash should be.

We Are Catchers // We Are Catchers

Monday, February 24th 2014

Musical serenity drenched in happiness.

Caravan Palace // Panic

Monday, February 24th 2014

A great clash between the music scene of now and then.

Basia Bulat // Tall Tall Shadow

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

Well crafted, well played but ultimately a little too middle of the road to truly excite.

Eagulls // Eagulls Partisan Records

Monday, February 17th 2014

Gothy post-punk is in rude health.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra // Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Every Thing

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

Seventh album from Constellation's most interesting if challenging band. Hard listening but rewarding.

Skindred // Kill The Power

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

Skindred are one of those bands who refuse to be pigeonholed and their fifth album is no different. More polished and produced than previous releases, 'Kill The Power' is still full of their signature rasta-metal stylings.

Mogwai // Rave Tapes

Monday, January 13th 2014

Post-rock heroes hit the peaks with their most consistent album yet.

Snowbird // Moon

Thursday, December 19th 2013

For full satisfaction, ignore the players and concentrate on the music.

Esmerine // Dalmak

Thursday, November 14th 2013

Esmerine add Turkish & Middle Eastern influences to their already beguiling post rock

Natalie McCool // Natalie McCool

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

She really wins me over with her penultimate track Dust & Coal, an infectious little guitar lick alongside solid harmonies.

Monster Magnet // Last Patrol

Sunday, November 3rd 2013

The pioneers of stoner-rock have returned to reclaim the beard-and-mirror-shades look from ZZ Top. Dave Wyndorf and his crew are back with 'Last Patrol', Monster Magnet's tenth studio release, comprising nine tracks of classic material.

Dan le sac vs. Scroobius Pip // Repent, Replenish, Repeat

Thursday, October 24th 2013

Efforts to spice things up with the addition of Flux Pavilion works especially well on the swashbuckling ménage a trois of Gold Teeth

Moby // Innocents

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

Innocents is an incredibly accessible album, most likely because of the subtle but frequent comments on the nature of being human.

New Model Army // Between Dog And Wolf

Tuesday, October 1st 2013

A welcome return from one of the least fashionable but most passionate bands that these islands have produced. Brings back happy memories of human pyramids at 80s festivals without relying on past glories.

Eyes Set To Kill // Masks

Thursday, September 26th 2013

'Masks' is a mix of melodic female vocals and, for the first time, male metal screaming. Eyes Set To Kills riffs are heavy, the drums thundering, the vocals strong.

The 1975 // Chocolate

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

The 1975 are hitting the scene hard. Let’s hope their hitting hard enough to get a reaction.

Janelle Monáe // The Electric Lady

Thursday, September 12th 2013

It’s not all space-aged eccentricity!

Arctic Monkeys // AM

Wednesday, September 4th 2013

They’re not just four guys playing music anymore, they are Rock Stars.

Deaf Havana // Old Souls

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

Deaf Havana are back with their new album, Old Souls, and they seem to be leaving their more raw sound with their old album as they progress into a more polished, radio-ready sound.

Mark Lanegan // Imitations

Sunday, August 25th 2013

Lanegan takes us back. Way back.

Hjaltalin // Enter 4

Wednesday, August 21st 2013

Perhaps mental illness had taken its toll on Hjaltalin more than I thought, as it was a schizophrenic start, and it didn’t promise to get any more cogent.

Turin Brakes // We Were Here

Thursday, August 8th 2013

From their first LP; The Optimist in 2001, London folk duo Turin Brakes will release their sixth album, entitled “We Were Here”, but will it live up to their past decade of music?

Tegan & Sara // Hearthrob

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

The songs aren’t as personal as previous efforts.

Foals // Holyfire

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

Enough hidden charm to warrant the multiple listens it might need.

Rilo Kiley // Rkives

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

The album is a good mix of country infused melancholy melody and alt indie epics.

Savages // Silence Yourself

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

This is the most vital, essential, urgent music I’ve heard in a long time.

Tropical Popsicle // Dawn Of Delight

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

With a name like Tropical Popsicle, I really wanted to like this band.

Stereophonics // Graffiti On A Train

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

This is so much an album they wanted to make, not explorations of a blueprint set out for them, and it makes an interesting listen.

The Experimental Tropic Blues Band // Liquid Love

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

The entire album is raw with its unedited music that makes the album appear fresh.

Balthazar // Rats

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

A versatile, diverse album that fits neatly into the parameters of its genre.