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Punk News review
20.11.14

The Doughboys were a pop-punk band from Montreal that existed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Playing an almost (but not quite) radio-friendly style of punk, it could be argued...

Punk News review
20.11.14

Jane's Addiction will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nothing's Shocking by playing it in its entirety at Riot Fest Chicago 2014. This seems like a good opportunity to look...

Spotinews recomendation
17.11.14

Hey. For the first time in ages my top album of the week is available on a Monday. Genre: indie rock. Read some reviews and enjoy TV on the Radio! (US version here.) TV on the...

Under The Radar review
26.11.14

There are, according to the Internet's cod psychology, somewhere between five and seven stages of grief. Regardless of scientific accuracy, it is unlikely that any of the stages...

The Quietus review
20.11.14

TV On The Radio emerged 15 years ago at a time when a certain idea of Brooklyn (and New York in general) was becoming fashionable – gritty, druggy, louche, guitar-centric – yet...

Clash review
20.11.14

The welcome return of a still-essential band...

Punk News review
14.11.14

I have never been a fan of American Hi-Fi. Yeah, I remember when Flavour of the week came out, a fun catchy song, but that's about it. This time, though, the first single...

Punk News review
13.11.14

For half a decade, I was a pretty big U2 fan. In 1987 I was mostly into hair-metal and was just starting to discover the Ramones, Sex Pistols and The Clash, but there was...

Under The Radar review
13.11.14

Hold My Home moves in several directions at once, each with varying degrees of success. The celebratory New Wave drive of "Hotel Anywhere" and the title track suit Cold War Kids...

Clash review
13.11.14

An accomplished live collection of limited appeal…

Spotinews recomendation
14.11.14

Hi again. This sweet new live album by Antony and the Johnsons was recorded in 2006. Genre: chamber pop. Enjoy! (US version here.) Antony and the Johnsons – TurningFiled under...

Clash review
13.11.14

The sound of a band stuck on rewind…

The Quietus review
12.11.14

If Half Man Half Biscuit did not exist, it would be imperative to invent them. Since their formation nearly 30 years ago, their presence has been a necessity. In essence the...

The Quietus review
07.11.14

I have always been drawn to the music of Tindersticks and been deeply affected by war memorials; beyond that and a certain mournfulness, the two would seem to have little else in...

Under The Radar review
05.11.14

Pop music, almost by definition, is watered down. Music for the masses means accessibility is king, marked by obvious on-ramps, broad-based topics, and a sunny-side-up disposition...

Punk News review
03.11.14

Cover songs are a natural part of a band’s evolution. Typically, they start in their garage, jamming on songs that they all enjoy from their record collections. Eventually...

Under The Radar review
14.11.14

Anyone lamenting The Flaming Lips' later work as too experimental and inaccessible might find With a Little Help From My Fwends a refreshing detour. Not because it breaks from...

Clash review
23.10.14

An EP of substantial depth and raw passions…

Clash review
21.10.14

These songs arrive with passionate hearts fit to burst...

Punk News review
08.11.14

For ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead’s ninth album, the band appropriately named it IX. Perhaps at one point in time this band would have been considered an...

Clash review
20.10.14

The closest we’re likely to get to a new Sonic Youth album…

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Morning. I really liked the new album by rock singer-songwriter Thurston Moore. Enjoy! Thurston Moore – The Best DayFiled under: 2014, Rock, Singer-songwriter

Spotinews recomendation
23.10.14

Morning. I really liked the new album by rock singer-songwriter Thurston Moore. Enjoy! Thurston Moore – The Best DayFiled under: 2014, Rock, Singer-songwriter

Spotinews recomendation
14.10.14

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update comes the solid new album by The Primitives. Genre: pop. Enjoy! (Note: Last track appears to be damaged. Sorry about that.) The Primitives...

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update comes the solid new album by The Primitives. Genre: pop. Enjoy! (Note: Last track appears to be damaged. Sorry about that.) The Primitives...

Spotinews recomendation
13.10.14

Hi. I’m not sure when this new release was added, but I’m certain it’s a very good album. Enjoy folk singer-songwriter Maggie Björklund! (A US version should be added tomorrow...

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hi. I’m not sure when this new release was added, but I’m certain it’s a very good album. Enjoy folk singer-songwriter Maggie Björklund! (A US version should be added tomorrow...

Alt Press review
08.10.14

Under The Radar review
22.10.14

You're reading a Weezer review. Ergo, you're a geek, you spend time on the Internet, and you know what a troll is. Well, Rivers Cuomo has stopped trolling his fans: this is a...

Under The Radar review
07.10.14

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway's first solo outing, 2010's Familial, contained none of the ruthless musical invention and exploration that had been paying his bills for the...

Clash review
24.10.14

Tepid, drab, uninspired balladry…

NME review
06.10.14

The baggy outsiders first album in 20 years fails to move on from the early '90s

The Quietus review
14.10.14

Having formally reissued their 1987 demo tape Dung 4 earlier in the year, the Inspiral Carpets, on their new self-titled album, almost seem to have found a sequel to that release...

Punk News review
29.09.14

It's been almost exactly ten years since the industry that is "American Idiot" emerged. I have fond memories of this album, most notably purchasing the deluxe edition the day it...

NME review
29.09.14

After five years away, the Wimbledon singer is sucked into London's murky underworld on his enthralling third album

Clash review
29.09.14

A profound and purgative experience…

Under The Radar review
28.09.14

We can be honest here. Unless you're somewhat unbelievably hip, we can agree the main reason we know about The Vaselines is Kurt Cobain. More

Clash review
23.10.14

A band whose albums are always worth waiting for…

NME review
06.10.14

The cult Glaswegian duo find their spark dimming on their third effort

The Quietus review
24.09.14

The last few years must have been cathartic for Mike Doughty. Despite the fact that this is now his 9th solo album (depending on what you count), Doughty is mainly known as the...

NME review
24.09.14

The London quintet reach mysterious and uplifting ground after focusing too much on artful construction

Punk News review
23.09.14

Cope signified a definitive landmark in Manchester Orchestra's career. It proved the crowning statement that defined what past albums such as Simple Math and Mean Everything To...

NME review
22.09.14

Masked and hooded musician buries her identity in dense and discomfiting compositions

The Quietus review
21.10.14

The human body lets you down in so many ways, from minor itch to mortal illness. At times like these, it can seem like another entity, a malevolent force with a will of its own...

Under The Radar review
16.09.14

"Everything old is new again," as the saying goes. This applies as much to '90s Britpop groups as it does to anything else. Pulp reunited, Suede released a comeback record (which...

Under The Radar review
15.09.14

For her third LP, Lia Ices has traded the delicate folk of her first two records for a more adventurous, percussive sonic palette. More