The horizon-broadening trip to Africa is a trail well blazed by this point amongst western artists, but Dirtmusic's third album, recorded in the Malian capital of Bamoko...
Hello there. The somber new album by Eels is a brand new addition to the Spotify library. Genre: alternative/rock. Enjoy! (As usual a US version should be added tomorrow.) (One...
Eels' Mark Everett has never been known for his optimism. Even in its sunniest moments, his music is always cut with an element of spiraling introversion. So with a title like The...
Ian Svenonius' fifteenth album sets its sights on modern culture
Californian sludge metal bound with muscle and gore
Former doorman turned indie observer Joe Casey delivers a deadpan missive on Detroit's social pitfalls
Noughties also-rans lack the attitude of their debut on begrudging new record
Hello. The sun is shining and here is the new album by Thee Oh Sees. Genre: garage rock. Enjoy! Thee Oh Sees – DropFiled under: 2014, Rock
Hi. The strong new album by blues singer-songwriter Ray Bonneville was recently added to Spotify. Enjoy! Ray Bonneville – Easy GoneFiled under: 2014, Blues, Singer-songwriter
Kelis turns her back on big-beats for big-bowls of brass-flavoured soul and funk, with tasty results.
The R&B innovator's return is satisfying but occasionally a little bland
A thick, rich record of stylistically diverse hip hop that stands to annoy as many as is delights.
Toronto band serve up a plate of delectable industrial noise and gentel shoegaze (the hard and the soft, respectively).
Dean Tzenos treads a forked path between industrialism and dreamy shoegaze
A well-titled second album from Toronto's self-described "industrial surf-gazers" Odonis Odonis: Hard Boiled Soft Boiled sees the band and their walls of noise flitting from the...
The spirit of late '80s / early '90s British indie-pop is very much alive and well in the form of San Francisco act Books On Fate, the solo moniker of Adam Dishart, formerly of...
The Menzingers have written yet another great album entitled Rented World. Only, this time, they have taken a step back from the sound they had on On the Impossible Past and...
Pennsylvanian punks stick too tightly too their slick formula on circle-pit friendly fourth
A record as brilliantly complex as water, the natural wonder Fear of Men so often invoke – deep, refreshing and mysterious.
Hi. The well-received new album by Fear of Men is a very recent addition to Spotify. Genre: pop. Enjoy! Fear of Men – LoomFiled under: 2014, Pop
Ambient and anxious pop forms the Brighton group's debut
Back when I was in my mid to late-twenties I was pretty much obsessed with pop-punk. It probably accounted for 80 percent of what I listened to back then and some of the bands...
Nas' debut is reissued again as it turns twenty, and the source material remains the greatest record in hip hop history.
Tomonari Nozaki/UNKNOWNjp brings ghostly ambient loops from another world.
Grunge screamer Greg Dulli ends 13-year hiatus and reunites Afghan Whigs
Morning. The intense new album by Japanther is a keeper. Genre: noise rock. Enjoy! Japanther – Instant Money MagicFiled under: 2014, Rock
Battle Lines aren't essentially a full-fledged rock act. But while they mix a range of genres together, their musical spine has a sweet indie aesthetic to it with nuggets of post...
This creative burst from "The Brothers Gibb" is remembered with a five-disc collection that includes all three studio albums, along with a selection of rare demos and outtakes...
Morning friends. The new album by Plague Vendor was added to Spotify a couple of days ago. Genre: punk rock. Enjoy! Plague Vendor – Free to EatFiled under: 2014, Punk, Rock
The beautiful soundtrack to one of the most unique films last year, Upstream Color.
Delicate piano from Deaf Center's Otto A Totland.