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NME review
today

Sun and surf gets left behind on The Drums third album

Clash review
today

Sunshine melodies, so long…

Spotinews recomendation
19.09.14

Hi. From earlier this week: the new album by Generationals. Genre: pop. Enjoy! Generationals – AlixFiled under: 2014, Pop

Clash review
15.09.14

Filled with choruses made for stadium sing-alongs...

NME review
15.09.14

Invigorating ambition from recently dropped former major label signings

NME review
10.09.14

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

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Spotinews recomendation
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

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

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...

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Insound review
02.09.14

Announcing Overjoyed , the first album in 13 years from legendary punk band Half Japanese. One of the most influential bands of all time, Jad Fair and Half Japanese spearheaded...

NME review
08.09.14

Kurt Cobain-endorsed group reconvene for stellar return

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hey. The new album by veteran rock band Half Japanese arrived this week. Enjoy! Half Japanese – OverjoyedFiled under: 2014, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hey. The new album by veteran rock band Half Japanese arrived this week. Enjoy! Half Japanese – OverjoyedFiled under: 2014, Rock

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

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Clash review
01.09.14

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

NME review
08.09.14

Craig Nicholls returns with a double LP of Nirvana-indebted goodness

NME review
26.08.14

The self-described 'surf-doom' trio follow their musical forebears down a very dark path

Insound review
26.08.14

Sourced soon after the re-release of L'Amour, Romantic Times is the 1985 follow-up - a familiar blond posing on the sleeve, a familiar, tortured voice pouring his heart out over...

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
05.09.14

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...

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...

Insound review
25.08.14

Montreal’s Elephant Stone was formed in 2009 by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir. As one of the most highly sought out sitar players in the international psych scene, he has recorded...

Alt Press review
23.08.14

NME review
10.09.14

Former Weezer bassist delivers much delayed comeback LP

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

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

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
01.09.14

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...

Punk News review
19.08.14

Prawn have always been one of those ensembles whose musical spread shimmered as a sound on the cusp of greatness. Their knack for rendering such organic, sincere tones in their...

Clash review
19.08.14

Tender balladry, falsetto euphoria, bitter angst, thwarted loss and befuddled bewilderment...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hey. Let’s begin the week with this fine new album by Cymbals Eat Guitars. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Cymbals Eat Guitars – LoseFiled under: 2014, Rock

NME review
27.08.14

A touching goodbye to a childhood friend from the Staten Island group

Insound review
26.08.14

"Wanna wake up wanting to listen to records / But those old feelings elude me / I raise a toast to the rock n' roll ghost," sings Cymbals Eat Guitars frontman Joseph D'Agostino on...

Under The Radar review
25.08.14

As Cymbals Eat Guitars further shape the band's sound, the quartet manages to strike a balance between radio-friendly material and experimental urges with LOSE, their third album...

Spotinews recomendation
25.08.14

Hey. Let’s begin the week with this fine new album by Cymbals Eat Guitars. Genre: rock. Enjoy! (US version here.) Cymbals Eat Guitars – LoseFiled under: 2014, Rock

Insound review
19.08.14

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)'s highly anticipated new album You Will Eventually Be Forgotten may have taken half a decade to get here, but it was absolutely worth the...

Punk News review
21.08.14

Emipre! Empire! I Was A Lonely Estate is one of the most heartwarming and endearing records this year -- minimal but filled to the brim with a quiet energy that disarms you. The...

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

The Mancunian arena-fillers' follow-up to their best album won't win over the naysayers

NME review
18.08.14

Baltimore band lack cohesion on their fourth LP

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

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...

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Spotinews recomendation
16.08.14

Good evening friends. Why not give the new album by The Pharmacy a try? It’s quite good. Genre: psych pop/rock. Enjoy! The Pharmacy – SpellsFiled under: 2014, Pop, Rock

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
14.08.14

It's October 2005 and I'm in a log cabin called the Olde Club in Swarthmore, Pa. watching the Mountain Goats perform. Singer/songwriter John Darnielle is enjoying some of the best...

NME review
13.08.14

Another solid effort from the persistently exciters shoegazers

Under The Radar review
18.09.14

Engineers have done a bit of tinkering in the engine room since its third and last album, In Praise of More (2010). A round of lineup changes—the second in the U.K.-based band's...

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...