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XLR8R review
yesterday

Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner are better placed than most to tackle the uniquely hazardous task of putting out a double album. Mouse on Mars is 21 years old, after all, and so the...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hey. You may remember that I wrote about this guy last year. Now he is back with another beauty, an album that fits the mood of this day perfectly. Genre: ambient/electronic...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hey. You may remember that I wrote about this guy last year. Now he is back with another beauty, an album that fits the mood of this day perfectly. Genre: ambient/electronic...

Punk News review
30.10.14

Kyle Durfey's always written gut-wrenching and emotionally turbulent songs to cope with his father's death. He's given me some of my most connective tunes to date. In essence...

Spotinews recomendation
30.10.14

Hi again. Here is another sweet debut album. Genre: folk/pop. Enjoy French for Rabbits! (US version here.) French for Rabbits – SpiritsFiled under: 2014, Folk, Pop

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hi again. Here is another sweet debut album. Genre: folk/pop. Enjoy French for Rabbits! (US version here.) French for Rabbits – SpiritsFiled under: 2014, Folk, Pop

Clash review
30.10.14

Competent instrumental rock that doesn't muck about...

Spotinews recomendation
30.10.14

Goood morning friends. The the debut album by Ultimate Painting turned out to be a very positive surprise for me. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! (Read some reviews here.) Ultimate...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Goood morning friends. The the debut album by Ultimate Painting turned out to be a very positive surprise for me. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! (Read some reviews here.) Ultimate...

TapeFear recommendation
29.10.14

Delicate autumnal tones from Federico Durand.

Punk News review
29.10.14

“Feel good music” is the way Moses Lake trio Dimestore Prophets describe their particular brand of groove-based acoustica, and it’s undeniably an accurate description. The group...

Spotinews recomendation
29.10.14

Morning. The strong debut album by Mysteries is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Mysteries – New Age Music Is HereFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Morning. The strong debut album by Mysteries is a very recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! Mysteries – New Age Music Is HereFiled under: 2014...

The Quietus review
29.10.14

One of the difficulties in commenting on an artist whose work is quite as foundational or influential as that of Adam X is to techno, is assessing what 'new' the artist is...

Punk News review
28.10.14

If you talk to anyone in the late 20s to late 30s demographic that is a fan of the offshoot genres of punk music, most will probably have a favorite band from the golden years of...

Punk News review
28.10.14

Restorations pretty much established themselves with LP2 in a bigger and more expansive way. This was the album that announced them in the way most bands want to be viewed or...

XLR8R review
28.10.14

When plotting artists' development, most seem to follow a smooth, upward trendline in which talent, songwriting, and personal voice are all developed in unison. However, on...

Spotinews recomendation
28.10.14

Hey. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Medicine. Genre: noise pop/shoegaze. Enjoy! Medicine – Home EverywhereFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hey. From a very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Medicine. Genre: noise pop/shoegaze. Enjoy! Medicine – Home EverywhereFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Clash review
27.10.14

An album of consistent quality and effortless personality…

Punk News review
27.10.14

I remember seeing Amoebas for the first time in 2009, opening for Agent Orange. I was impressed by how together they were. They really seemed to have their sound down, especially...

Clash review
27.10.14

Still fiery, still furious – and still fantastic…

The Quietus review
27.10.14

Like some moody, widescreen western hybrid of the Gun Club, PJ Harvey and Jefferson Airplane, the debut album by this London sextet rolls wall-eyed and black-lipped over the...

Spotinews recomendation
27.10.14

Hello there. The first update of the week is the new album by The Twilight Sad. Genre: indie rock. Read this review and enjoy! (It should, as usual, arrive for US listeners one...

The Quietus review
yesterday

A year ago James Graham, flanked by core band mates Andy MacFarlane and Mark Devine, stood bathed in light under the medieval architraves of Paisley Abbey with an entire orchestra...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hello there. The first update of the week is the new album by The Twilight Sad. Genre: indie rock. Read this review and enjoy! (It should, as usual, arrive for US listeners one...

XLR8R review
26.10.14

Many producers claim to have begun making beats in their early teens, but with Fantastic Mr Fox, one suspects that he really did. After all, just about everything he puts his name...

Spotinews recomendation
26.10.14

Morning. Recorded in 2006, but not released until this week, the new album by The Coral is a good one. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! The Coral – The Curse of LoveFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Morning. Recorded in 2006, but not released until this week, the new album by The Coral is a good one. Genre: folk/rock. Enjoy! The Coral – The Curse of LoveFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
25.10.14

Hello. The new album by pop singer-songwriter Juni Järvi arrived earlier this month. Enjoy! Juni Järvi – Om en vecka, kanske ett årFiled under: 2014, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Hello. The new album by pop singer-songwriter Juni Järvi arrived earlier this month. Enjoy! Juni Järvi – Om en vecka, kanske ett årFiled under: 2014, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Spotinews recomendation
25.10.14

Evening. The cool new album by Tony Allen was added to Spotify a few days ago. Genre: funk/jazz. Read this review and enjoy! Tony Allen – Film of LifeFiled under: 2014, Jazz, Rock

Under The Radar review
yesterday

For a man in his mid-'70s, Tony Allen still has a hell of a lot of reach. In recent years, the legendary Nigerian sticksman-once hailed as the best drummer in the world by Brian...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Evening. The cool new album by Tony Allen was added to Spotify a few days ago. Genre: funk/jazz. Read this review and enjoy! Tony Allen – Film of LifeFiled under: 2014, Jazz, Rock

Punk News review
24.10.14

New Jersey's Gates had first gained rightful notice on the strength of two free EPs. Initially came 2011's promising The Sun Will Rise and Lead Me Home, released on the digital...

The Quietus review
24.10.14

William Bennett's Cut Hands project carries more than a cursory whiff of industrial grade theatrical grease paint. During belting live excursions, Bennett has been responsible for...

Spotinews recomendation
24.10.14

Howdy folks. The sparkling new album by The Budos Band is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: instrumental soul/rock. Enjoy! (Version for most users here.) < The...

Spotinews recomendation
yesterday

Howdy folks. The sparkling new album by The Budos Band is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: instrumental soul/rock. Enjoy! (Version for most users here.) < The...

The Quietus review
23.10.14

Saint Saviour's 2011 release Union was a slept-on gem filled with comedowns, heel stomping pop and the considerable songwriting talents of Becky Jones. In the past, she's been...