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Clash review
02.12.16

Legends revisit blues roots for impromptu passion project

Spotinews recomendation
02.12.16

Howdy. As we are quickly approaching the end of the year, there will be fewer and fewer notable new releases. Here’s a major exception though: the groovy new album by The Rolling...

Clash review
09.11.16

A stunning return, laced with dirt and killer riffs...

Clash review
09.11.16

A legendary songwriter aiming to look to the future...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Fleetwood Mac's 1982 album Mirage demands reconsideration on this deluxe reissue. More

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Parlophone's latest David Bowie reissue box set has already grabbed some attention for including The Gouster, a rare 1974 album that Bowie later scrapped and remixed as Young...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

The shamanistic devilry that Taman Shud exude in their feverish psych rock has grown in stature over the last couple of years, the mystic motifs becoming more prevalent, the lines...

Under The Radar review
08.01.16

Not every examination of a pop record requires an elaborate look at context and character, but anything by David Bowie demands it. In some superficial sense, Bowie's albums are...

Clash review
19.01.16

Simultaneously intellectual and anthemic...

Under The Radar review
14.07.15

On first hearing The Darkness' fourth album, this reviewer had to check that Justin Hawkins was still a part of the band. More

The Quietus review
30.06.15

Tell you what, when he finds out about this, Neil Young's going to be livid.It's bad enough that somebody should have attempted this audacious jape in the first place, recording a...

Under The Radar review
17.07.15

Neil Young is angry. As the title suggests, this time around the subject of his ire is corporate greed. More

Punk News review
13.06.15

By the mid-90’s, after twenty years of being constantly on the move, the Ramones finally began to slow down. The grind of relentless action had begun to wear on the well-oiled...

The Quietus review
09.06.15

Released on both C60 and, somewhat sacrilegiously, compact disc, by the vastly multifaceted UK-based label, Blue Tapes & X-Ray Records, this album from Polish quartet Trupa Trupa...

Punk News review
14.05.15

If Big Star's second album, 1974's Radio City, was the sound of a band brilliantly, beautifully fracturing, whether from lack of commercial success or from personal issues,Third...

The Quietus review
06.05.15

Alongside the authorised canon of popular music's influences, there runs in parallel to the Beatles/Stones/Dylan/whatever orthodoxy, a secret history of bands who might not have...

Punk News review
23.02.15

Diamond Dogs is famously one of the Bowie albums that's really for fans, and it's probably his most utterly distinctive work (even Low sounds like other art-rock albums of the...

Under The Radar review
08.01.15

The lofty reputations of two masterful preceding concept albums—1968's The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society and 1969's Arthur—have long overshadowed Muswell...

Under The Radar review
06.01.15

The newly re-formed Big Star made its debut on 4/25/93 at Missouri University. That gig, documented on the live album Columbia, set the stage for something of a second life for...

Under The Radar review
04.12.14

David Bowie compilation albums come and go, adding bits and pieces along the way and growing fatter with each new accomplishment in his ridiculously long and fantastic career...

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...

The Quietus review
07.11.14

Pink Floyd have served as a bête noire for generations of bands in opposition to one thing or another, but as even John Lydon (famously once the wearer of a home-made "I hate Pink...

Under The Radar review
25.11.14

Have Pink Floyd, never the most beloved band in certain music critic circles, finally beaten the industry and signed off with an unreviewable album? After all, it is the critic's...

Clash review
21.11.14

A terrifically tedious affair of absolutely no consequence…

Under The Radar review
06.10.14

It is rare to find universal goodwill for a musician like that which Johnny Marr receives. More

NME review
03.12.14

Trademark licks and provocative lyrics combine as former Smiths man finds his niche on second solo album

NME review
06.10.14

Trademark licks and provocative lyrics combine as former Smiths man finds his niche on second solo album

Punk News review
12.08.14

By his own admission, Johnny Cash was invisible in the 1980s. His albums were not selling, and he found himself on the outside looking in at the Nashville establishment. He still...

Insound review
05.08.14

That's the Way It Is is the 40th album by Elvis Presley

NME review
30.07.14

The veteran's latest critiques modern America while embracing the heartland rock of their early years

Under The Radar review
23.09.14

"Take what you can and leave the past behind," sings Tom Petty on "All You Can Carry." "We gotta run." More

Spotinews recomendation
03.08.14

Hi. I was going to write about this album a lot earlier, but it’s missing in one small country. So today I decided to write about it anyhow. Genre: rock. Enjoy Tom Petty and The...

Insound review
29.07.14

Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale's influence on...

Insound review
22.07.14

Gentle Giant have been asked numerous times over the years by loyal fans of their music to provide high end audiophile 5.1 mixes of their recordings.It was not until the acclaimed...

Punk News review
14.07.14

This isn't where it began. It's where it was perfected. The third record in the Ramones' discography, Rocket to Russia is where the Ramones came into their own, and created an...

Punk News review
14.07.14

In a 1981 television interview, Johnny Ramone said "Punk is rebellious rock for kids, all of them…[its] not a bunch of old men playing music for your mothers and fathers. That's...

Punk News review
14.07.14

The attribute that seems most applied to the Ramones' music is that it was "simple." While that's true from a sheet-reading standpoint, it's not the reason the Ramones and their...

Insound review
08.07.14

A Passion Play is the sixth studio album by Jethro Tull, released in 1973. Like its predecessor, Thick as a Brick (1972), it is a concept album the theme being the spiritual...

The Quietus review
02.07.14

It would be nearly impossible to find a band with a more checkered history than Yes. While they've had inconsistencies over their 46 years of existence, they've never wavered in...