October 2013

Tracks Travis – Tied to the 90s A track about being stuck in the 90s that manages to make you feel harmlessly nostalgic for that time, while at the same time making you hate yourself for it. >>
Tracks Travis – Writing to Reach You Share Nigel Godrich sprinkled his magic dust all over The Man Who, and helped turn a band that had briefly flirted with the top 10 (1997's Good Feeling was well … >>
Tracks Radiohead – No Surprises Share One of the best sounding albums of the 90s, expanding on the sound of The Bends, and taking Radiohead into galaxies new, leaving Pablo Honey all but a distant … >>
Tracks Crowded House – Distant Sun Share This is roughly the point at which Aus/NZ group Crowded House started to move into "hey, even if you can't necessarily immediately recall all their hits, there's a chance … >>
Tracks The Flaming Lips – Feeling Yourself Disintegrate Share Falling perfectly into that sweet spot between experimentation and plain straight up song-writing panache, The Soft Bulletin was a creative and critical peak for The Flaming Lips, their work … >>
Tracks Theaudience – A Pessimist is Never Disappointed In the late 1990s, at the tail-end of the britpop days, when interest was rapidly waning, a young Sophie fronted Theaudience, a gentle indie-pop group who managed one album and a handful of singles before being dumped by their label. >>
Tracks Ash – Goldfinger Share It's Tim Wheeler's favourite Ash song, lyrically and musically, and who am I to disagree? "Goldfinger" is classic quiet/LOUD, driven by some furious pounding and heavy chords.
Playlists Between The Bars – an Elliott Smith primer Share Monday saw the tenth anniversary of the death of the songwriter Elliott Smith. A remarkable, fragile talent, like so many others of his profession. So many great melodies, bittersweet … >>
News I Break Horses – Faith Share The second track from the forthcoming second album by Sweden's I Break Horses continues the progress from their debut album Hearts that was apparent on "Denial", with the hazy … >>
In Depth The best albums ever, maybe. Then again … Share It’s the best ever, it’s the critics favourite, it’s the GOAT[1], it’s The Queen Is Dead, the 1986 album by The Smiths that was kept off the top spot … >>
Tracks R.E.M – E-Bow the Letter Share Recorded initially during their 1995 tour, as members of the band were falling apart in very real and physical ways (only Peter Buck made it through unscathed), New Adventures … >>
Reviews Tindersticks – Across Six Leap Years Share The idea behind Tindersticks’ new album Across Six Leap Years was to recapture songs that had somehow got lost along the way, or that hadn’t been recorded quite the … >>