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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...

Clash review
20.10.14

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

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

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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

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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...

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yesterday

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...

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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...

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yesterday

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

NME review
15.09.14

Invigorating ambition from recently dropped former major label signings

Under The Radar review
12.09.14

Shara Worden has been quietly carving out a niche for herself as a unique voice for some time now. Her projects have certainly been varied; aside from releasing music under the My...

NME review
22.09.14

Shara Worden makes a bid to jin the US experimental pop pantheon

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16.09.14

Howdy folks. I really enjoyed the new album by My Brightest Diamond (band led by pop singer-songwriter Shara Worden). Enjoy! My Brightest Diamond – This Is My HandFiled under...

NME review
10.09.14

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

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...

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09.09.14

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

Under The Radar review
08.09.14

Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg and crew finally follow up the precocious pop of 2010's eponymous Avi Buffalo with a sophomore effort, having spent some time in the hallowed indie halls...

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12.09.14

Hey. The strong new Avi Buffalo album, added for many users earlier this week, is now available worldwide. Genre: pop. Enjoy! (Version for FR, GB and IE here.) Avi Buffalo – At...

NME review
11.09.14

The Californian eccentric's second album is full of glorious madness

Insound review
09.09.14

Avi Buffalo's sophomore album is a quirky yet comforting set of songs driven by refined pop songcraft and sneaky moments of grandeur that stick in the brain. At the ripe old age...

NME review
08.09.14

After a decade away, the noisy Toronto duo are back to give modern technology a glorious kicking

The Quietus review
01.10.14

Since its release in 2004, fans of Death From Above 1979 have been hoping the duo would get back in the studio to follow-up their acclaimed debut, You're A Woman, I'm A Machine...

Under The Radar review
09.09.14

Death From Above 1979 pick up right where they left off...uh, holy shit, 10 years ago. More

NME review
08.09.14

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs debut is full of late-night heartache and downbeat ditties

Punk News review
12.09.14

Though the tunes of Karen O's debut solo album Crush Songs were written and recorded in 2006 and 2007 (between the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Show Your Bones and It's Blitz!), they are a...

Insound review
09.09.14

“When I was 27 I crushed a lot. I wasn’t sure I’d ever fall in love again. These songs were written and recorded in private around this time. They are the soundtrack to what was...

The Quietus review
08.09.14

Unlike the extremities of love, those that remain too inhospitable to want to remember even long after they're dead, a crush can be another thing entirely. Often, one can hold...

Under The Radar review
05.09.14

Death to Interpol. Death to all neo-baritone-core. Death to The National. Death to Editors. If you really wanted to take a leaf out of Joy Division's book, you all should've...

The Quietus review
18.09.14

There is one line on El Pintor, Interpol's fifth new album that cuts right to the quick. Paul Banks, summoning a falsetto mightier than anything we've heard from him before...

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10.09.14

Hi. I’m not sure what to write in this space (never been much of a fan of this band). Anyhow, enjoy the new Interpol album! (Genre: indie rock.) (Edit: After listening to a few...

Insound review
09.09.14

El Pintor is Interpol's fifth and most exhilarating studio album. It's a driving, relentless record, taut and epic in equal measure. In contrast with previous records, Interpol...

Under The Radar review
04.09.14

Peter Murphy first made his name as the frontman for Bauhaus, the prototypical goth rock band. All these years later, Murphy still sings like David Bowie's evil twin and can erect...

Insound review
02.09.14

Four-piece indie rock from Sydney, Australia were thrown into the spotlight immediately after they found instant success in early 2012. The band has been a blog favorite and their...

Insound review
02.09.14

They certainly weren’t clear when twin brothers Amedeo and Simone Pace and Kazu Makino first found themselves playing and writing together back in the mid-­- 90s. At a time when...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Morning. The unconventional new album by Blonde Redhead was added for me today. Genre: alternative/pop. Enjoy! (Edit: I have now listened to the album. Unconventional, yes, but...

NME review
03.09.14

The New York sophisticates take a battling approach to convention on ninth studio album

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03.09.14

Morning. The unconventional new album by Blonde Redhead was added for me today. Genre: alternative/pop. Enjoy! (Edit: I have now listened to the album. Unconventional, yes, but...