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Most Recent Reviews

Eagulls: Eagulls - CD
Unnerving and intense self-titled debut album from young alternative rock act Eagulls, which draws comparisons with Joy Division
V/A: The Del Shannon Tribute: Songwriter, Volume 1 - CD
First-rate tribute album to 60’s singer-songwriter and rock and roll artist Del Shannon, which includes covers from Frank Black, Kelley Ryan and Don Dixon
Uncle Frank: Smiles for Miles - CD
Extraordinarily diverse debut album, which embraces soul, pop, jazz, funk, old-school hip hop and easy listening, from Uncle Frank, the new band of Huey and the New Yorkers’ Frank Benbini and Naim Cortazzi
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
J. Roddy Walston and the Business: Essential Tremors - CD
Addictive old school rock and roll on third album from fiery Baltimore-based rockers, J. Roddy Walston and the Business
Limb: Limb - CD
Aggressive but compelling eponymous debut album from London-based stoner rock band. Limb
John Howard: Live at the Servant Jazz Quarters - CD
Excellent live album recorded at rediscovered 70's singer-songwriter John Howard's first show in five years last year at the Servant Jazz Quarters in London
Silo: Work - CD
Imaginative third album and first in thirteen years from Danish trio Silo, which, despite being about the boredom and dullness of employment, proves totally enthralling
Psyche Bugyo: Psychedelic Judgeman Comes, He Has the Cherry Blossom on the Shoulder - CD
Accessible and upbeat psychedelia/Krautrock on debut album from Psyche Bugyo, the side project of Acid Mothers Temple bassist and vocalist Atsushi Tsuyama
Robin Trower: Compendium 1987-2013 - CD X2
Enthralling double CD compilation from British rock and blues guitarist, Robin Trower
James Walsh: Turning Point - CD
Emotive and soulful debut solo album from Starsailor singer and guitarist, James Walsh
Ziggy Marley: Fly Rasta - CD
Upbeat and sunny reggae on latest album from Ziggy Marley, the son of the late Bob Marley, which merges classic and modern reggae sounds
Dr Feelgood: Live at Rockpalast - CD
First-rate live CD/DVD recorded at a show at the Metropol in Berlin in 1980 from Dr Feelgood
Robert Cray Band: In My Soul - CD
Distinctive blues rock on fourteenth studio album from acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist, Robert Cray
Wilson Pickett: Live in Japan - CD
Impassioned soul on excellent reissue of 1973 live concert album from the legendary Wilson Pickett
Metronomy: Love Letters - CD
Playful but unsatisfying fourth album from much hyped 80's-influenced electronic act, Metronomy
Deborah Bonham: Spirit - CD
Rootsy Americana recorded in Nashville and Chichester on fourth album from singer-songwriter, Deborah Bonham
Sultan Bathery: Sultan Bathery - CD
Imaginative self-titled debut album from psychedelic/garage rock band, Sultan Bathery
Rick Derringer: Derringer Live/Live in Cleveland - CD X2
Electrifying reissue of two 1970's live albums from legendary American guitarist, Rick Derringer
Birds of Chicago: Live from Space - CD
Elevating live album recorded in their native Illinois from harmonic Americana act, the Birds of Chicago
Manchester Orchestra: Cope - CD
Slow-burning, but heartfelt and thoughtful fourth album from the much acclaimed Manchester Orchestra
Brainaic 5: When Silence Was Sound 1977-1980 - CD
Patchy combination of punk, psychedelia and reggae on retrospective album from late 1970’s Cornish band, the Brainaic 5
Wisdoom: Hypothalmus - CD
Versatile and imaginative doom metal on first-rate debut album from Rome-based group, the Wisdoom
Hitsville Drunks: Sincerely Average - CD
Over-long and self-parodying debut album from Hitsville Drunks, the new band of dEUS guitarist Mauro Pawlowski
Big Joe Turner: Live 1983 - CD
Masterly rock and roll on reissue of live album recorded in 1983 two years before his death from pioneering blues musician Big Joe Turner
Kinky Friedman : Lasso from El Paso - CD
Enjoyable reissue of typically offbeat 1976 live album from Texan singer-songwriter, crime novelist and politician, Kinky Friedman
Carleton Stone: Draws Blood - CD
Infectious but yet heartfelt country pop on latest album from Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter, Carleton Stone
We Cut Corners: Think Nothing - CD
Confident and polished indie pop on second album from rising Dublin-based band, We Cut Corners
Betari's Box: Betari's Box EP - CDS
Strong five-song debut EP from Sheffield/Oxford-based electro-pop three-piece, Betari’s Box
Charlie Big Time: Sale or Return EP - CDS
Splendid indie pop on new EP from thoughtful Bolton-based band, Charlie Big Time
Pylo: The Woman EP - CDS
Epic and haunting new EP from uncompromising Bath-based guitar pop outfit, Pylo
Black Hearted Brother: Got Your Love - CDS
Hit and miss download-only single from Slowdive and Mojave 3 Neil Halstead's new band Black Hearted Brother, which includes three mixes of the title track and a new song

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