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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...

Punk News review
14.05.14

[Ed- This is a counter-review to a much older review found here.] The Clash released Sandinista in December of 1980. On it, they experimented in many different styles of music. It...

Insound review
16.04.14

This creative burst from "The Brothers Gibb" is remembered with a five-disc collection that includes all three studio albums, along with a selection of rare demos and outtakes...

The Line of Best Fit review
27.03.14

An interlude of good humor between the populist heat of Cash’s prison albums and the Christ-haunted nightscapes of his comeback LPs.

Under The Radar review
10.04.14

Out Among the Stars is a newly unearthed Johnny Cash album, recorded in 1981 and 1984 but for some reason shelved at the time.  More

NME review
07.04.14

A third release from beyond the grave - this time from The Man In Black's wilderness years

Clash review
17.03.14

A pretty special 40th anniversary edition...

Insound review
31.01.14

Just several years removed from its pioneering debut and follow-up efforts, Chicago found itself in a environment where musical tastes had radically shifted. Slightly streamlining...

The Line of Best Fit review
29.01.14

Is David Crosby about to enter the most prolific period of his musical career? With his pianist son’s able assistance, there might just be hope.

Insound review
07.01.14

Bob Dylan's Desire on numbered limited edition hybrid SCAD from Mobile Fidelity.