Music > Album Reviews

Django Django - Born Under Saturn

Thursday, April 16th 2015

Django Django storm back with an early contender for album of the year.

The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy

Monday, March 30th 2015

A truly accomplished album.

Portico - Living Fields

Friday, March 27th 2015

A consistent, blissful listen

BBC Introducing Presents...Vol 1

Friday, March 27th 2015

There are strokes of genius scattered across this collection.

I Am Kloot - Hold Back The Night

Friday, March 27th 2015

Banging job.

Drenge - Undertow

Friday, March 27th 2015

I think I've found my album of the year already.

Gallows - Desolation Sounds

Friday, March 27th 2015

Thirty six minutes of outright bloody menace.

Amber Run - 5 AM

Friday, March 27th 2015

An ambitious album of pretty average songs.

East India Youth - Culture of Volume

Friday, March 27th 2015

Undeniably intriguing.

The Boy With Two Heads - The Good Consumer EP

Thursday, March 26th 2015

80's desert soundscapes with electronic rumblings

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Monday, March 23rd 2015

Both timeless and absolutely current.

Nai Harvest - Hairball

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Next time out, a bit of variety wouldn’t go amiss.

Villagers - Darling Arithmetic

Tuesday, March 10th 2015

Likeable if unexceptional.

Stornoway - Bonxie

Monday, March 9th 2015

This is indie-folk for the Waitrose generation.

The Staves - If I Was

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

Exquisitely sung indie folk harmonies with added new brainpower

Duke Special - Look Out Machines

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

This is altogether more personal, dreamlike and surprising.

Flowers - Do what you want to, it's what you should do

Monday, February 23rd 2015

Pick Flowers- it’s what you should do!

Addison's Uncle - I'd Like To Tell A Story

Friday, February 20th 2015

A fine album from another decent local band that promises much.

Father John Mistry - I Love You Honeybear

Friday, February 20th 2015

This has the rock press in raptures. I don’t get it.

Champs - Vamala

Friday, February 20th 2015

Pick yourselves up, Champs, and try again.

Elevant - Dreamface

Thursday, February 19th 2015

Addison's Uncle - I'd Like To Tell A Story

Monday, February 16th 2015

Local band deliver a promising debut.

Chrome and Illinspired - The All C n I

Thursday, February 12th 2015

This is one funky album.

Meghan Trainor - Title

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

Forgive me, whilst I 'bang dem sticks' against my head

Kodaline - Coming Up For Air

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

The mix of old and new just don’t seem to mesh well

Peace - Happy People

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

Something is happening here

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

Nothing more than a car wreck you simply cannot look away from

Public Service Broadcasting - The Race for Space

Monday, January 19th 2015

Like eating jam roly-poly without the custard.

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis - Kitty, Daisy and Lewis III

Monday, January 19th 2015

A crowning glory.

Gaz Coombes - Matador

Monday, January 19th 2015

Gorgeous, masterful, confessional, and uplifting.

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