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Neil Innes : How Sweet To Be An Idiot - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson finds something for almost everyone in Neil Innes' 1972 debut solo album 'How Sweet To Be An Idiot', which is being reissued in an expanded version.

Stuart Moxham : Profile - Profiles
Tommy Gunnarson examines two new albums by former Young Marble Giants mastermind Stuart Moxham, the first of which 'Interior Windows' is a compilation of unreleased recordings by his project the Gist, and the second 'The Devil Laughs' on which he has teamed up with Louis Philippe once again.

Fairport Convention : On Track...Every Album, Every Track - Profiles
Thirty albums in, Fairport Convention finally get a book dedicated to every song on every album. Tommy Gunnarsson is impressed.

McCarthy : The Enraged Will Inherit the Earth - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers examine albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson reviews Iionic British Marxist indiepop band McCarthy’s 1989 second album, ‘The Enraged Will Inherit The Earth’, which is being reissued in an expanded vinyl edition.

C90 : Profile - Profiles
The fifth instalment of Cherry Red’s impressive C box sets is here, this time focusing on the dismal pop year that was 1990. Tommy Gunnarsson is far from impressed with the music, but more so with the compilation itself.

Go Betweens : G Stands for Go-Betweens Volume 2 - Profiles
The second instalment of the Go-Betweens anthology series is finally here, and Tommy Gunnarsson delves into a vast content of demo and live recordings, but also enjoys the band’s final three albums in their remastered glory.

Tommy Gunnarsson : Ticket Rewind - Features
n the latest edition to our column 'Ticket Rewind', our Swedish writer tommy Gunnarsson looks back at some of his old concert tickets and the memories associated with them.

Gene Clark : Gene Clark and the Gosdin Brothers - Favourite Album Reviews
As Gene Clark's 1967 solo debut is re-released, Tommy Gunnarsson takes us through its history and its highlights.

JODI : Pop Espontáneo - Favourite Album Reviews
Paraguyan brothers Joern and Dirk Wenger, known as JODI, released one album in 1971, and since then psych/fuzz collectors have been searching for more recordings. They're here now, and Tommy Gunnarsson takes us through a new collection.

Bronski Beat : The Age of Consent - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at classic albums, Tommy Gunnarson examines Bronski Beat’s seminal electro-pop classic 'The Age of Consent'

Spike : Profile - Profiles
Welsh guitarist Spike is back with two releases, compilation odf old tracks with Debbie Pritchard and a brand new album with Young Marble Giants’ Alison Statton. Tommy Gunnarsson finds them mostly enjoyable, but for the already converted.

Pennyblackmusic : Ten Songs That Made Me Love.... - Features
Tommy Gunnarsson takes us on a wonderful stroll through his long backlist of reviews and interviews for Pennyblackmusic, by way of ten indiepop classics - or in some cases should-be-classics.

Felt : Profile - Profiles
The classic first five Felt albums are being remastered and reissued in new packaging. Tommy Gunnarsson takes a trip down the weird and sometimes wonderful Lawrence lane.

Wolfhounds : Untied Kingdom...or How to Come To Terms With Your Culture - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re: View' section Tommy Gunnarsson reflects on reformed C-86 band the Wolfhounds' sixth album 'Untied Kingdom...or How to Come To Terms With Your Culture', which originally released last year on vinyl has now been reissued in a CD edition

Magnetic Fields : Ten Songs That Made Me Love... - Features
In '10 Songs That Made Me Love...', Tommy Gunnarsson boils down his love for New York based band The Magnetic Fields to just ten songs, which is easier said than done

Townes Van Zandt : Profile - Profiles
Legendary country troubadour Townes Van Zandt is being reissued again, this time with two of his lesser-known albums, 'Flyin' Shoes' from 1978 and the posthumous 2001 album 'Texas Rain' Tommy Gunnarsson still finds them very listenable and a fascinating document of this great artist

Clientele : Interview - Interviews
Tommy Gunnarsson speaks to Alasdair MacLean, the front man with cult indie pop band the Clientele, about their new compilation,out a compilation called 'Alone and Unreal: The Best of the Clientele', and their past, present and future

McCarthy : I am the Wallet - Favourite Album Reviews
Almost thirty years after its initial release, UK label Optic Nerve is re-releasing jangly left-wingers McCarthy's debut album 'I am a Wallet' on vinyl with a lot of bonus tracks. Tommy Gunnarsson reflects on what is his favourite album ever

Townes Van Zandt : The Nashville Sessions - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' series, in which our writers reflect upon albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson examines Townes Van Zandt's 'lost' Nashville album, which recorded in the 1970s but not released until 20 years later, is now being re-released as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of his career

Monochrome Set : The Lost Weekend - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson listens to 'The Lost Weekend', the Monochrome Set's 1985 would-be chart-topper, and also their last album during their first period as a band, which has just been re-released on CD

McCarthy : Interview - Interviews
Tommy Gunnarsson chats to John Williamson, the bassist with 80's left-wing political indie pop band and C86 act, about his former group's history

Francoise Hardy : Message Personnel - Favourite Album Reviews
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson reflects on Francoise Hardy's 1974 album 'Message Personnel', which has been re-released in a fortieth anniversary edition

Tears for Fears : The Hurting - Favourite Album Reviews
Tommy Gunnarsson examines synth duo Tears Tor Fears' debut album 'The Hurting', which has just been released in a new thirtieth anniversary edition that consists of three CDs and also a DVD

Gig of a Lifetime : R.E.M, Grand Hotel, Stockholm, November 1998 - Features
In 'Gig of a Lifetime', in which a different Pennyblackmusic writer writes of a once in a lifetime gig, Tommy Gunnarsson describes attending a fan club only R.E.M. gig in Stockhom in 1998

Gilbert O'Sullivan : Back to Front - Favourite Album Reviews
Tommy Gunnarsson looks at acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan's recently reissued second album, 'Back to Front'

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