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Most Recent Reviews

John Howard: Hello My Name Is... - CD
Meticulous and irresistible thirteenth album from recently rediscovered lost 70's cult artist, John Howard
Dave Davies: Rippin' Up Time - CD
Innovative and experimental latest solo album from Kinks co-founder and lead guitarist, Dave Davies
Robert Wyatt: Different Every Time - CD X2
Definitive double CD compilation from eccentric but brilliant English singer-songwriter, Robert Wyatt
Love: Love Songs: An Anthology of Arthur Lee’s Love, 1966 – 1969 - CD X2
Essential double CD compilation from 60’s psychedelic group Love, which combines together tracks from their first four albums, including all of their classic third record, ‘Forever Changes'
Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine - CD
Directionless ambience on latest solo album from producer and musician, Daniel Lanois
Laura Moody: Acrobats - CD
Eccentric but haunting debut solo album from London-based cellist and singer-songwriter and Elysian Quartet member, Laura Moody
Handsome Jack: Do What Comes Naturally - CD
Fantastic blues/soul rock on second album from Buffalo, New York-based group, Handsome Jack
Chills: The BBC Sessions - CD
Excellent retrospective from underrated New Zealand–based indie pop band the Chills, which compiles together three BBC sessions which they recorded for John Peel between 1985 and 1988
North Atlantic Explorers: My Father was a Soldier - CD
Cinematic, strings-laden second album from Canadian duo North Atlantic Explorers, which was inspired by singer Glenn D'Cruze's late sea engineer father
Wild Eyes: Above Becomes Below - CD
Promising blues-fuelled debut mini-album from Californian stoner rock outfit, Wild Eyes
Hate Colony: Navigate - CD
Effective but ultimately exhausting hardcore/metal on second album from Norwegian band, the Hate Colony
I Am Giant: Science and Survival - CD
Abrasive but enthralling second album from bestselling New Zealand-formed hardcore act, I Am Giant
Captain Beefheart: Le Nouvel Hippodrome, Paris 1977 - CD X2
First-rate double CD live album, recorded in Paris in 1977, from Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
Jim Keaveny: Out of Time - CD
Laidback Dylan-influenced fifth album from Texas-based nsinger-songwriter, Jim Keaveny
Venteneer: Distorture - CD
Sinister but gripping industrial rock on third album from British quartet, Venteneer
Maston: The Opal Collection - CD
Impressive second album, compiled largely from his previous recordings, from psychedelic-influenced Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, Frank Maston
Kerretta: Pirohia - CD
Imaginative and unique post-rock on third album from award-winning New Zealand-based instrumental trio, Kerretta
Sarah Borges: Radio Sweetheart - CD
Gorgeously packaged but unfocused fourth album from Boston-based singer-songwriter, Sarah Borges
V/A: Psych for Sore Eyes - 7" X2
Excellent, beautifully-packaged double 7 inch EP, the second in an occasional vinyl series, which highlights some of the best new psych acts
June Brides: She Seems Quite Free - 7"
Fantastic indie pop on new 7 inch vinyl EP from reformed 1980’s legends, the June Brides
Earth Experiment: People It's Time to Change - CDS
Flawed but ultimately impressive debut EP from 70's psychedelic-influenced collective, Earth Experiment
Gromble: The Gromble EP - CDS
Catchy Pavement-inspired pop on debut EP from California-based band, the Gromble
Wayne Hussey: Songs of Candlelight and Razorblades - CD
Innovative and unpredictable second solo album from Wayne Hussey, the frontman with Gothic band, the Mission
Billy Idol: Kings and Queens of the Underground - CD
Uncompromising and autobiographical Trevor Horn-produced seventh solo studio album from Billy Idol
Heads: Everybody Knows We Got Nowhere - CD X2
First-rate reissue of Stooges-influenced Bristol-based psychedelic band the Heads’ 2000 second album
Paul Collins: Feel the Noise - CD
Exhilarating power pop on new solo album from former Nerves and Breakaways drummer-turned-guitarist, Paul Collins
Little Tornados: We Are Divine - CD
Insincere art rock on debut album from London-formed outfit Little Tornados, which includes in its line-up Laetitia Sadier
Stiv Cantarelli and the Silent Strangers: Banks of the Lea - CD
Emotive Americana/blues rock on second album recorded in London from Italian rockers, Stiv Cantarelli and the Silent Strangers
Run Out The Guns: Powder and Shot - CD
Fabulous collection of sea shanties and traditional numbers on debut album from North West folk act, Run Out The Guns
Jane Thomason: September Road - CD
Melancholic but captivating folk from singer-songwriter Jane Thomason, that has drawn her well-deserved comparisons with Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell and John Martyn
Reg Meuross: England Green and England Grey - CD
Poignant folk on eighth album from Somerset-based singer-songwriter, Reg Meuross
Matinée: These Days - CD
Innovative and unique post-punk and alternative rock on debut album from Italian group, Matinée


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