Reviews

Album review Hurricane #1 - Find What You Love and Let It Kill You Share Sixteen years after Hurricane #1 called it a day, Alex Lowe is back with a brand new album and a brand new line up. Signed to Alan McGee's Creation … >>
Album review Cheatahs - Mythologies In its first incarnation, shoegazing scarcely existed as a scene outside its own bubble. Now it's undergoing a great renaissance, and Cheatahs are one of a clutch of new bands taking it, and you, to remarkable new heights. >>
Album review Ryan Adams - 1989 I wasn't even sure I was going to review 1989. Having originally written my copy in the style of Paul Morley channeling Lester Bangs, I was on the verge of hitting the big red 'Publish' button when Father John Misty appeared in a vision before me... >>
Album review Various Artists - This is England ’90 – Original Soundtrack Snatches of dialogue from the series, along with variety, new tracks and thoughtful curation raise this above your average old skool compilation. >>
Album review Static in Verona - Odd Anthem Odd Anthem is, if you'll excuse the obvious album title callback, the sound of one man trying to out-anthem himself. And winning at it. >>
Album review Arctic Monkeys - AM Five albums in, and The Arctic Monkeys are no longer the cheeky new scamps from their fastest ever selling debut British album. Clearly, many believed the hype: should that belief hold firm this far down the line? >>
Album review Leon Bridges - Coming Home A retro throwback to the 1960s with a Sam Cooke voice, the 25-year-old Bridges brings old-style soul to the modern world on his debut album Coming Home. >>
Album review Mark Morriss - The Taste of Mark Morriss The third solo album from the lead singer of The Bluetones and the tidiest man in rock (allegedly) is a collection of more than just your average, straight down the line covers of songs, full of hidden beauty. >>
Album review Thee Cee Cees - Solution Songs Share You know what the music industry needs?  A political super-group. Yep, you heard me right. Well, in Thee Concerned Citizens we appear to have found exactly that. Formed in order to … >>
Album review Modest Mouse - Strangers To Ourselves Eight years on from We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, Modest Mouse return with Strangers to Ourselves. Was it worth the wait, or does it leave fans wanting more? >>
Album review Big Data - 2.0 Big Data, an all-star collaborative electronic music project helmed by producer Alan Wilkis, uses flashy electronics with a dark thematic tone. Big Data portrays a world of paranoia, and 2.0 is its first full length release; does the music live up to the concept? >>
Album review The Bright Light Social Hour - Space Is Still The Place Share The Bright Light Social Hour have been rocking Texas in some shape or form since 2002. The members met as college students at Southwestern University. They released a few … >>