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Clash review
11.09.14

It goes big, and keeps growing, until swollen hearts burst...

NME review
10.09.14

A questionable diversion into funk and ska makes The Kooks of the past almost unrecognisable on their fourth album

Under The Radar review
10.09.14

It's impossible for anyone but Ryan Adams to say whether or not his new album is symbolically self-titled. It sure seems that way. More

NME review
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For album number 14, the singer turns to the rock sheen of his near namesake, Bryan

The Quietus review
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The deserved praise that greeted Ryan Adams' 2011 album Ashes & Fire, and admittedly in many ways the album itself with its "maturity", "sincerity" and "restraint", suggested that...

Under The Radar review
10.09.14

Simian Mobile Disco has always walked a line between the strict rules of straight-up dance music and the free, experimental nature of underground rock. Now, on Whorl, they've...

NME review
10.09.14

Tokyo trio show their superhuman endurance to rival the krautrock greats

Insound review
09.09.14

When informed that Wire were planning to reissue Document and Eyewitness , Rough Trade boss Geoff Travis (who released the original vinyl version in 1981) commented that the band...

Insound review
09.09.14

Fantastic interpretations by Hot Chip, Optimo, Joakim and more! Remixes by Daphni, Scientist, Justin Stauss and even more all done as a part of the Luaka Bop/MOOG Remix Project.

Insound review
09.09.14

Recorded in Tricky’s home studio in London, Adrian Thaws is a musically adventurous project and collaborators on the album include Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella...

NME review
15.09.14

Trip-hop hero continues his drunken iPod selection approach to albums on inconsistent new offering

Spotinews recomendation
13.09.14

Hi again. I finally gave the new Tricky album a listen and I liked it. Genre: alternative/electronic. Enjoy! (Note: Different version for most users available here.) Tricky...

Under The Radar review
11.09.14

It would be easy to relegate this Bristol-bred emcee to a very compartmentalized and sometimes incorrect intellectual place—"trip hop," "Bristol sound," and "ex-Massive Attack...

Insound review
09.09.14

First ever reissue (fully authorized) of this 1978 cult private press LP. Band includes Bruce Joyner, Don Fleming (producer with Sonic Youth, Hole), Mark Neill (Grammy winning...

Insound review
09.09.14

Old Testament emerges from the eerie haze of a long-lost America, a land filled with droning backwoods ballads and haunting blues. Warbling guitars, electric organ, singing drums...

Punk News review
09.09.14

Tiny Moving Parts are a great example of "if ain't broke, don't fix it." This Couch Is Long & Full of Friendship to me deserved more hype in 2013 but even if it didn't register...

Insound review
09.09.14

Tiny Moving Parts, from the tiny town of Benson, MN, is literally a family band. Brothers Matthew (bass) & Billy Chevalier (drums) along with their cousin vocalist/guitarist Dylan...

Punk News review
09.09.14

With 2009's It Hates You, Wilmington, NC rockers He Is Legend streamlined their approach, throwing hooks on top of hooks and delivering an immediately catchy, surprisingly poppy...

Under The Radar review
09.09.14

Tennis have made a solid career from their shimmering dream-pop shtick. Since releasing nautically-themed debut Cape Dory in 2011, the husband/wife pairing Alaina Moore and...

Insound review
09.09.14

Tennis is comprised of married couple Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore. The two met in college in Devner, and embarked upon a ten-month sailing voyage that inspired what would...

Spotinews recomendation
09.09.14

Hi. Here is the new album by David Vandervelde. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! David Vandervelde – Shadow SidesFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Insound review
09.09.14

Over the past 18 months, Seattle producer duo Odesza (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) has rapidly ascended to the top of their class. Accruing listens online, selling out shows...

Insound review
09.09.14

The newly found unreleased album recorded across two winter time sessions at Nikkis favourite recording studio Woodbine Studios in Leamington Spa.

Insound review
09.09.14

The first album in 13 years.

Insound review
09.09.14

Love Inks is a minimalist pop group making music that harkens back to early 80s UK (Marine Girls, Young Marble Giants) and David Lynch's Roadhouse. The group's sleek, needle...

NME review
15.09.14

Ambient but frustrating minimalism from the Texan trio

Insound review
09.09.14

Haven’t Got the Blues (Yet) features fourteen original songs written by Loudon, and was produced by his long-time musical collaborator David Mansfield, who also backed Loudon on...

Insound review
09.09.14

Laibach is a Slovenian and former Yugoslav avant-garde music group associated with industrial, martial, and neo-classical musical styles. Originally released in 1987, Opus Dei was...

Insound review
09.09.14

After two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back and pleased to announce his fifth studio album (and first ever on Vagrant Records). Entitled Single...

Insound review
09.09.14

EP debuted #1 on the R&B charts and #8 on the Top 200.

Insound review
09.09.14

It could almost be inferred that Jesse Marchant wrote the songs for his new album over a period of months in New York City during which a lot of his world had come out from under...

Insound review
09.09.14

This is the 11th studio album from In Flames recorded in December 2013, at Hansa Studios, Berlin. The album was produced by Daniel Bergstrand, Roberto Laghi and In Flames. The mix...

Insound review
09.09.14

Ian Matthews' 1978 breakthrough solo release, reissued and expanded!

Insound review
09.09.14

Lateness of Dancers is an open, confident, immediate album, and it feels, at times, like a direct response to the darkness of Taylor's last record, 2013's Haw , or to the...

NME review
15.09.14

The North Carolina songwriter is on heavenly but troubled form on the follow-up to 'Haw'

Spotinews recomendation
11.09.14

Howdy. The cozy new album by Hiss Golden Messenger is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: folk rock. Read some positive reviews and enjoy! Hiss Golden Messenger...

Insound review
09.09.14

The Physical World is the long-awaited follow up to 2004's You're a Woman, I'm a Machine . The album was produced by Dave Sardy.

Insound review
09.09.14

What would Gravity’s Rainbow sound like as a rap album? Here is an album which, if we may, reminds the listener of their whispered allegiances to fundamental realities. The...

Clash review
16.09.14

Cult rapper's latest plays to his commendable strengths...

Insound review
09.09.14

Canadian songwriter and recent Xtra Mile addition Billy the Kid will release her new album Horseshoes and Hand Grenades in September 2014 on a worldwide release. Produced by Frank...

Punk News review
08.09.14

Cayetana could not have picked a better bunch of songs for their debut LP. Nervous Like Me embodies many of the snippets we've seen from them in the past yet it proceeds to fully...