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Jon Rogers: Most Recent Articles

Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat Part 1
In the first part of a three part series Jon Rogers examines the recording and making of the Velvet Underground's 1967 second album, 'White Light/White Heat'
Blue Nile: Peace At Last
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Jon Rogers examines the Blue Nile's 1996 third album 'Peace At Last', which has just been re-released in a deluxe version with an extra CD
Ten Songs That Made Me Love...: The Velvet Underground
In our series, in which our writers write about ten songs that made them love a favourite band or artist, Jon Rogers in tribute to Lou Reed, who died in October, reflects on some of his favourite songs by the Velvet Underground
Hitting the Right Note: Glastonbury
In 'Hitting the Right Note' Jon Rogers reflects on Glastonbury, which this years will include amongst it headliners the Rolling Stones and Mumford and Sons, and its move away from alternative music and into the mainstream
Teardrop Explodes: Wilder
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Jon Rogers reflects upon the chaotic making of Liverpool post-punks the Teardrop Explodes' 1981 second and final album 'Wilder', which is about to be released in a new double CD edition
     

Most Recent Reviews

Kirsty Maccoll: All I Ever Wanted: The Anthology - CD X2
Fantastic new double CD compilation from the much missed Kirsty MacColl, which includes several little-known tracks and obscurities
Kitchens Of Distinction: Folly - CD
Flawed first album in nineteen years from criminally overlooked in their day South London-based alternative rockers, Kitchens of Distinction
Fall: Re-Mit - CD
Incoherent but occasionally brilliant thirtieth album from the always unpredictable the Fall
V/A: Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake - CD
Fine Nick Drake tribute album which, recorded live at concerts in Melbourne and London, includes contributions from Vashti Bunyan, Danny Thompson, Green Gartside and Robyn Hitchcock
Motorhead: The World is Ours Vol 2: Anyplace Crazy as Anywhere Else - CD
Magical, if predictable live double album/DVD from heavy rock legends, Motorhead
  
ReviewsPublished
13th Floor Elevators: Psychedelic Circus - CD 13/09/2009
A Place To Bury Strangers: Ego Death - CDS 07/06/2010
Absent Without Leave: Faded Photographs - CD 02/03/2011
Agnes Obel: Philharmonics - CD 12/10/2010
Alberta Cross: Broken Side of Time - CD 30/09/2009
Amp: All of Yesterday Tomorrow - CD Box 09/07/2007
Appliance: Reconditioned - CD Box 12/10/2010
Archie Bronson Outfit: Cherry Lips - CDS 07/11/2006
Archie Bronson Outfit: Coconut - CD 03/03/2010
Archie Bronson Outfit: Dart for My Sweetheart - CDS 21/04/2007
Archie Bronson Outfit: Dart For My Sweetheart - CDS 22/01/2006
Archie Bronson Outfit: Dead Funny - CDS 28/05/2006
Arctic Monkeys: When The Sun Goes Down - CDS 22/01/2006
Arctic Monkeys: Who The F**k Are The Arctic Monkeys - CDS 27/05/2006
Awesome Color: Massa Hypnos - CD 07/06/2010
  
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