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Clash review
today

Hideously bloated double LP that forgets to pack any worthwhile ideas...

The Quietus review
28.08.14

Robyn Hitchcock's latest release, The Man Upstairs, stands amongst his all-time best albums. His finest work in years, the opening three songs are stunning, mesmerising even, in...

Insound review
25.08.14

Musee Mecanique's Sean Ogilve was a writing member of Tristeza for many years. Also appearing on the record were a myriad of Portland musicians and friends of the band including...

Insound review
25.08.14

He’s from Memphis, equally steeped in Link Wray and Phil Collins. She’s a small town girl raised in Muskegon, Michigan, who found her songwriting inspiration while living on a...

Insound review
25.08.14

J Mascis' Tied to a Star is the follow up to his acclaimed Sub Pop debut Several Shades of Why. The album, led by the songs "Every Morning" and "Wide Awake," was recorded and...

Spotinews recomendation
30.08.14

Hi. The new album by singer-songwriter J Mascis was added to Spotify some days ago. Read a bunch of reviews and enjoy! (Version for FR. GB and IE here.) J Mascis – Tied to a...

Under The Radar review
29.08.14

Here's J Mascis with another batch of understated and partly unplugged tunes for Sub Pop. Mascis surprised everyone with the intimacy of 2011's Several Shades of Why.  More

NME review
29.08.14

The Dinosaur Jr mastermind continues his break from fuzz to delve back into acoustic folk

The Quietus review
27.08.14

The first words you're likely to hear in relation to J Mascis' Tied To A Star are, "acoustic" and "country folk". Indeed, this album, co-produced with Dinosaur Jr. collaborator...

Alt Press review
23.08.14

Spotinews recomendation
30.08.14

Good evening. From a recent Spotify update comes the new album by The Rentals. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! The Rentals – Lost in AlphavilleFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

Under The Radar review
29.08.14

Shockingly, The Rentals' first LP in 15 years may also be their best. Lost in Alphaville finds a happy medium between the heavy fuzz and Moog synths of the group's 1995 debut...

Under The Radar review
22.08.14

It can't be easy for a band like The New Pornographers. Where prog-rock musicians need to create new vistas and compositions to describe them, and comedians need to be funny, when...

Clash review
today

An almost perfect soundtrack to what’s left of the summer...

NME review
29.08.14

Canadian filth merchants return with an obscenely enjoyable sixth album

Insound review
25.08.14

Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup the New Pornographers, who NPR called “virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie...

Clash review
19.08.14

A further step towards the middle ground for the Scottish rockers...

Spotinews recomendation
19.08.14

Morning. The new album by singer-songwriter Orenda Fink was just added to Spotify. Enjoy! Orenda Fink – Blue DreamFiled under: 2014, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
18.08.14

Drenched in trademark rosy glow, it’s all tender and consolatory...

Under The Radar review
18.08.14

For post-millennial indie's resident Harvard-educated polymaths, Justin Rice and Christian Rudder—the driving duo behind Bishop Allen—this persistently-upbeat pop project is just...

Insound review
19.08.14

The new Bishop Allen record, Lights Out , is here at last. Here's what went into it: ten years, three full-lengths, twelve EPs, thousands of shows, a move out of Brooklyn, a new...

NME review
18.08.14

Dan Michaelson produces forlorn Americana to rival The National on heartbroken fifth

Clash review
20.08.14

Pockets of bittersweet delight...

Punk News review
15.08.14

Some albums leave that mark on you, something forever etched, imprinting words that showed why music is and will always be...a science, an art, a labor of love...and simply put...

Punk News review
15.08.14

Out of all of those initial punk bands I got into in late middle school/ early high school around 1995, the guys in Blink-182 seemed the most like me. Sure, they were a bit older...

Punk News review
14.08.14

Shame on me! SHAME! ON! ME! I completely forgot how awesome this album is. Literally all 17 songs are fantastic. Stranger Than Fiction didn't come without controversy though...

Punk News review
14.08.14

When it comes to those bands who punk followers should be bowing down to, The Offspring leap off the page. They paved roads in the '90s for the movement to walk through and it's...

Under The Radar review
13.08.14

Let's get this out of the way right at the beginning; Adult Jazz sound like the prodigy child of Dirty Projectors and alt-J. But that's not enough. Their album, Gist Is, is a...

The Quietus review
14.08.14

It feels like Gist Is came out of nowhere, fully formed. Full of wonder and joy – it's both texturally ravishing and textually fascinating: songs, in other words, that tackle big...

NME review
13.08.14

Another solid effort from the persistently exciters shoegazers

Punk News review
12.08.14

Weezer made it safe for nerds in rock music in the '90s. Rock and roll has always been a cool man's game. Elvis' sexy hip shakin', Mick Jagger's stage swaggering, Robert Plant's...

Punk News review
11.08.14

If it was released today, Hole's Live Through This would be championed with White Lung's Deep Fantasy and Perfect Pussy's Say Yes to Love as a refreshing, blistering return to...

Punk News review
11.08.14

Bruce Springsteen famously said that the "snare shot" that begins Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" "sounded like somebody kicked the door open to your mind." For me--what kicked my...

NME review
11.08.14

Futureheads and Golden Virgins' drummers provide a timewarp to slip into

Under The Radar review
08.08.14

he sixth full-length from Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp is a Rosebuds album only in name. Instead, Sand + Silence might be better understood as the product of a veritable indie...

Insound review
05.08.14

Arriving in March 1999 with an album cover that referenced The Exorcist and a title scalped from a well-known Glasgow gang slogan, you’d have expected Mogwai’s ‘Come On Die Young...

Insound review
05.08.14

Arkells will release their third full-length album through Dine Alone Records on August 5, 2014. Named after a street in their native Hamilton, Ontario, the juno award winning...

Spotinews recomendation
04.08.14

Hey. The stellar debut album by Mozart’s Sister just arrived to Spotify. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (Note: It should, as usual, be added for US listeners one day later. It is...

NME review
05.08.14

The Canadian one-woman band specialises in exuberant, joyous pop

Insound review
05.08.14

Since attracting a ton of buzz for her entrancing live shows and for first EP Hello, Mozart's Sister (aka Caila Thompson-Hannant) has been head-down in her bedroom writing her...

NME review
24.07.14

Former next big things step out of the shadows with final offcuts compilation

The Quietus review
24.07.14

The neon city and the sprawling desert might seem like the most diametrically opposed of things, but instead of being poles apart, the two can come to represent the long line that...

Clash review
24.07.14

Showcasing a clear desire to tinker with the formula...

The Quietus review
12.08.14

You can never predict what's going to be an ear worm. You're unsuspecting and they sneak up on you. And then, before you know it, it's taken over. After a month of listening to...

Spotinews recomendation
08.08.14

Hello. I was away from home yesterday, which meant I wasn’t able to update the blog. Anyhow, here is the new album by Spoon. Genre: rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! (Note: Don’t...

NME review
04.08.14

Four years after their surprise success, the Texan five-piece are back with a cult album in the making

Under The Radar review
01.08.14

With a career spanning almost 20 years, the members of Spoon are gradually emerging as the grand old men of indie rock. For most acts, notching up nearly two decades together...