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Insound review
26.08.14

Milk for Your Motors is the new album by Berlin-based Brit Gemma Ray, the follow-up to her lavish, critically acclaimed Island Fire .

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Howdy. The new album by singer-songwriter Gemma Ray was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! (US version here.) Gemma Ray – Milk For Your MotorsFiled under: 2014, Singer...

Insound review
25.08.14

My Everything is Arian Grande's second studio album!

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23.08.14

Morning. The new album by blues singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster was added to Spotify this week. Enjoy! Ruthie Foster – Promise of a Brand New DayFiled under: 2014, Blues, Singer...

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22.08.14

Hey again. The new album by Music Go Music is incredibly catchy if you are into this genre (dance-pop). Enjoy! (One review here.) Music Go Music – ImpressionsFiled under: 2014...

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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

NME review
18.08.14

Baltimore band lack cohesion on their fourth LP

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24.08.14

Morning friends. This new album by Celebration has been growing on me throughout the week. Genre: pop/rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Celebration – AlbuminFiled under: 2014, Pop...

Insound review
19.08.14

Albumin is the band’s first album since 2010’s acclaimed Electric Tarot: Hello Paradise, and their first for Bella Union, initiating a new chapter in a story marked by triumph and...

Insound review
12.08.14

DAMA LIBRA is the enthralling new collaboration between two revered veterans of the national indie and avant rock scenes, Joel RL Phelps (formerly of underground rock legends...

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...

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10.08.14

Hello. The latest album by alt-country singer-songwriter Sunny Sweeney was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! Sunny Sweeney – ProvokedFiled under: 2014, Folk, Singer...

NME review
04.08.14

Teen movie fanatics fail to ace the test of providing the perfect soundtrack to a documentary on the subject

NME review
04.08.14

Sweet melodies eventually become too much of a sugar rush

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31.07.14

Good morning. This atmospheric new EP by Sóley is a fairly recent addition to Spotify. Genre: contemporary classical/pop. Enjoy! Sóley – KrómantikFiled under: 2014, Classical, Pop

Punk News review
29.07.14

The Muffs are back. I'm really pleased that The Muffs are back. I can't believe The Pixies treated Kim Shattuck like they did - that sucked and every time I hear Kim Shattuck...

NME review
04.08.14

The Muffs' first album in ten years finds the LA garage-punks sprightly and birdbrained as ever

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28.07.14

Hi. Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis is back with a new album. Read some reviews and enjoy! Jenny Lewis – The VoyagerFiled under: 2014, Singer-songwriter

The Quietus review
06.08.14

Jenny Lewis has never been one to mince her words. Over an intermittent solo career and years spent leading L.A. indie-rock darlings Rilo Kiley, her voice - a silky, versatile...

Alt Press review
01.08.14

Under The Radar review
29.07.14

Jenny Lewis is one of the rare non-pop artists we've had the chance to grow alongside. Some of us were first acquainted with her as far back as her childhood acting roles—she'll...

Insound review
29.07.14

Former Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis announces her first solo album in six years, the follow-up to 2008's Acid Tongue .

NME review
28.07.14

Ryan Adams helps out on an underwhelming outing

NME review
21.07.14

Italian-born singer-songwriter holds no surprises on expertly crafted second effort

NME review
18.07.14

Fuzzy UK pair hit a whole new level of loss on melancholy new EP

NME review
18.07.14

Super Furry Animal and accomplice produce a debut awash with joyful Sixties fantasies

The Quietus review
21.07.14

What with Super Furry Animals being one of the most brilliantly consistent bands on the planet, every solo release is met with unfair anticipation and a smidge of dread. Since...

NME review
18.07.14

Glasgow duo make sweet scuzz-pop on vengeful debut

Punk News review
31.07.14

Honeyblood's self-titled debut was something I thought would remind me about things I tried to forget. Namely, listening to Best Coast for hours on end with an ex that drove me...

Clash review
18.07.14

Displays a duo with innate chemistry...

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09.07.14

Hi. I enjoyed the new album by pop singer-songwriter Sia. Read some reviews and enjoy! Sia – 1000 Forms of FearFiled under: 2014, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
24.07.14

Captivating, powerful pop...

The Quietus review
24.06.14

From its opening line onward, Bridie Jackson and The Arbour's second album New Skin embraces contradiction. Preceded only by her guitar, Jackson cries out, in a register somewhere...

Insound review
24.06.14

Driven by laser tight production and carried by the undeniable voice of front-woman Josie Claire Bürkle, Claire’s sound is a child of the internet, its music a pulsating...

Insound review
24.06.14

It’s been a while, but A Sunny Day in Glasgow are back with Sea When Absent , their third proper album. Sea When Absent situates itself in the science fiction that is life in 2014...

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18.08.14

Howdy. As all my top choices for this week were either missing completely or missing in a few places, why not write about an album that was missing in many places when it was...

NME review
15.08.14

A fierce campaign to propel their usual shoegaze into a poppier stratosphere

Under The Radar review
28.07.14

For a band whose members never seem to be in the same place at the same time, A Sunny Day in Glasgow manages to create a type of harmonious musical interface that makes their...

NME review
23.06.14

Gothic pop chanteuse puts her own take on five artists' songs

Insound review
15.07.14

Anna Calvi is to release a five track EP of covers entitled Strange Weather. Produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New...

NME review
17.06.14

Katie Stelmanis continues her streak of dark, danceable releases

NME review
16.06.14

The Canadian thrashers' third album is urgent but occasionally lacks variation

Punk News review
27.06.14

White Lung's Sorry was majestic and a work of art in its own right, but Deep Fantasy takes them to a whole new level. It never ceases to amaze how they fit metal riffs into...

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19.06.14

Morning. The electrifying new album by White Lung is a recent addition to Spotify. Genre: punk rock. Enjoy! White Lung – Deep FantasyFiled under: 2014, Punk, Rock

Clash review
13.06.14

A bruised beauty, just short of classic status...

Under The Radar review
24.06.14

Over the past half decade, there have been few singers more polarizing than Lana Del Rey. Her debut effort, 2012's Born to Die, was inconsistent and confusing, fueling her...

NME review
23.06.14

The New Yorker treads a thin line between between self-aware irony and tragically conforming to type on album number two

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18.06.14

Morning. From a very recent Spotify update comes the strong new album by pop singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey. Read some reviews and enjoy! (US version here. Deluxe version for AT...

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13.06.14

Hi again. I just went over some old albums that I didn’t write about because the albums weren’t available everywhere. Then I noticed that the latest Rosanne Cash album actually...

Insound review
10.06.14

Candy Heart’s highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed Violently Happy Records debut, The Best Ways to Disappear. All the Ways You Let Me Down was produced by...

Punk News review
20.06.14

Ok let's be honest for a moment here...everyone enjoys pop punk to some degree. Keep in mind I use the term pop punk loosely. I think there are various degrees of pop punk. Some...

NME review
09.06.14

Eight years on from their debut, the Aussie band return to form

NME review
09.06.14

The Pretenders frontwoman's first solo album is decent enough but falls short of her former band's classic quality

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15.06.14

Hi. The solo debut by singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! (Note: This album is missing in one small European country. I’m testing to...

Insound review
10.06.14

This is the first-ever solo album from Chrissie Hynde, the founder and singer for The Pretenders. Stockholm is a suitably impressive addition to a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s...