Music > Album Reviews

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.

Luke Sital-Singh // The Fire Inside

Wednesday, August 20th 2014

His particular brand of musical finesse just doesn’t quite transfer to the album.

She Keeps Bees // Eight Houses

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

This will be an album that I will be revisiting for some time.

Last Great Dreamers // Crash Landing In Teenage Heaven

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Second album from the long lost but soon to return cult dandies of Rock 'n' Roll

Childhood - Lacuna

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

This album makes me feel like Supergirl.

Goat // Commune

Monday, August 4th 2014

Mysterious bemasked septet rock out with a deliciously psychedelic take on world music.

Esben & The Witch // A New Nature

Monday, August 4th 2014

Distinctly Gothy, distinctly good,

The Wytches // Annabel Dream Reader

Friday, July 25th 2014

Surf doom brilliance on The Wytches highly anticipated debut...

Ward Thomas // From Where We Stand

Sunday, July 20th 2014

Linkin Park // The Hunting Party

Friday, July 18th 2014

The Hunting Party is ostensibly a return to Hybrid Theory, a statement to current rock bands trying to ‘play it safe’. Their debut was a punch in the gut for rock music. This? Not so much.

Twin Atlantic // Great Divide

Sunday, July 13th 2014

They want the arenas and by crikey this makes it obvious.

Charlie Simpson // Long Road Home

Sunday, July 13th 2014

Simpson goes folk-rock. Not for fans of Busted or Fightstar

King Creosote // From Scotland with love

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Manic Street Preachers // Futurology

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Sebastien Tellier // L'Aventura

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Antlers // Familiars

Saturday, May 31st 2014

I should love this but it just left me frustrated.

Lacuna Coil // Broken Crown Halo

Friday, May 23rd 2014

When a band has been together for twenty years it can be tough to retain what fans like about the music without merely rehashing the last album. Italy's Lacuna Coil are in danger of falling into this trap with latest album Broken Crown Halo.

Kathryn Williams // Crown Electric

Tuesday, April 29th 2014

She sings of being brave enough to be yourself, and of trusting a new partner, all laid over her acoustic guitar, beautiful string parts and occasional brass.