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Insound review
02.04.14

Caught A Ghost is a new project from LA Singer songwriter and producer Jesse Nolan, featuring additional vocals from Tessa Thompson and Stephen Edelstein on drums. A modern take...

Insound review
01.04.14

On numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD. Aretha Franklin made her Hall of Fame reputation at Atlantic Records between 1967-1968. This astonishing two-year period witnessed the...

Insound review
25.03.14

D’Angelo debuted in 1995, hailed as the new sound of soul, a genius singer-songwriter soul man in the tradition of Stevie Wonder, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, et al. His Virgin/EMI...

Insound review
11.03.14

This year Blacc made his first major-label debut via XIX Recordings/Interscope Records in September with the release of his EP, entitled “Wake Me Up”. Blacc has also been in the...

NME review
03.03.14

Brit School dropout's jazzy trip-hop gets derailed

The Line of Best Fit review
28.02.14

Waterhouse ropes in Ty Segall, Magic Band member JT Thomas and more as he continues to hone the 50s and 60s R 'n' B blueprint he laid down on his 2012 debut.

Under The Radar review
24.02.14

Not one to be rushed—it's almost a quarter of a century since the release of her debut Raw Like Sushi and 16 years since her last solo release—Blank Project marks the long overdue...

The Quietus review
04.03.14

Firstly; that title. It's not a new conceit: the empty page, the unnamed musical composition, the untouched canvas, or, nowadays I guess, the optimistically blinking cursor - and...

NME review
03.03.14

The fearless pop pioneer still sounds fresh on her first solo album for 16 years

Spotinews recomendation
02.03.14

Good morning. The final update of the week is the fine new album by Neneh Cherry. Genre: pop. Enjoy! (Version for non-Scandinavian European listeners here. US version here.) Neneh...

Insound review
11.02.14

UK R&B and pop wonder Daley!

Insound review
04.02.14

The Queen Of Soul creates a rich musical portrait of Franklin's incomparable run at Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1976. Packed with 87 songs arranged chronologically, the set...

The Line of Best Fit review
17.01.14

After fighting a battle with bile-duct cancer, Sharon Jones returns with her Dap Kings to kick soul-funk ass.

Under The Radar review
21.01.14

When the sound of Motown and Stax had a second coming in the early 2000s, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings were at the forefront of the rumpshaking resurgence. Their recreation of...

NME review
20.01.14

Note-perfect ’60s/70s deep soul and funk

Clash review
20.01.14

Back and bang on form…

Spotinews recomendation
19.01.14

Good morning friends. The stellar new album by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings was added for most users earlier this week and for the rest a couple of days ago. Genre: soul. Enjoy...

Insound review
07.01.14

VINYL FORMAT. LP in a gatefold sleeve, comes with a CD (three bonus tracks included) and booklet. Introducing Captain Rugged . Five years after Nigerian Wood (2008), Keziah Jones...

Insound review
07.01.14

John Newman, 22 years old, from Northern England. He started playing guitar and writing his own songs at just 14 and soon learned how to record and produce himself, even making...

AudioCred review
27.12.13

Oscar Key Sung is working some things out, emotionally and whatnot. Good news is he wants you (yes you, Audiocred faithful) to work some things out with him. On a dance floor...

The Quietus review
14.12.13

Just like that, with no fanfare and no promo, the biggest star on the planet drops a new album, leaving music critics scrambling to update their end of year lists. Beyoncé Knowles...

XLR8R review
17.10.13

Bass music's permeable borders have provided a especially fertile ground for Rhode Island upstart James Hinton, who has racked up a respectable buzz in recent months with his...

NME review
14.10.13

Insipid and polished in comparison to their debut

Insound review
08.10.13

For his fifth album, Amos Lee took a different path for the recording, working in a new city with a new producer. Recording with Amos' road tested touring band, the album was the...

Spotinews recomendation
04.10.13

Morning. I finally got around to listening to the well-received debut album by Haim and I liked it. Genre: pop/soul. Enjoy! (US version here.) Haim – Days Are Gone Filed under...

NME review
07.10.13

The sisters' debut is one of the pop albums of the year – which may confuse those won over by their raw, rocking live shows

The Quietus review
04.10.13

There's something suspiciously perfect about Haim. As a pop proposition they're an ongoing alchemical reaction that ticks too many boxes to not be subject to the meddling of some...

Under The Radar review
04.10.13

While much has been said about HAIM (including comparisons to TLC and the use of the puzzling phrase "esoteric pop"), it's Stevie Nicks and gang who have seemed to haunt nearly...

Spotinews recomendation
21.09.13

Hi. I really enjoyed this new album when I gave it a listen late last night. Genre: rock. Read some positive reviews and enjoy Elvis Costello and The Roots! (US version here...

Under The Radar review
30.09.13

For fans of Elvis Costello, the notion of his pairing with The Roots' Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson should not be particularly shocking. More

Clash review
25.09.13

Two magnets of collaboration get their opposites on...

Under The Radar review
12.09.13

Bridgeport, Connecticut's The Stepkids' second full length, Troubadour, sounds like a mixtape from a chameleonic band that does many things well, but nothing that's identifiable...

Insound review
10.09.13

After an eight-year absence from the studio, Now, Then and Forever sees EWF take center stage with ten all-new, vibrant, energetic songs befitting one of the most beloved...

NME review
09.09.13

The Chicago-born musician’s passion and perversity make him the most fascinating outsider in the game

AudioCred review
18.09.13

If Willis Earl Beal’s debut record, Acousmatic Sorcery, was a totem of explicit and jarring outsider music, then its follow up Nobody knows. is Beal’s mercantilist buyout, in...

Spotinews recomendation
15.09.13

Hi again. The stellar new album by soul singer-songwriter Willis Earl Beal was added to Spotify earlier this week. Enjoy! Willis Earl Beal – Nobody Knows. Filed under: 2013...

Under The Radar review
10.09.13

Nobody Knows is probably the album Willis Earl Beal knew he had always wanted to make. And for those who heard his debut release, 2012's Acousmatic Sorcery, and pegged him solely...

Insound review
03.09.13

Limited physical edition of this Brooklyn duo's debut album, with a bonus track not available digitally. Denitia And Sene's first EP, Blah Blah Blah was released in August 2012...

Insound review
03.09.13

14KT laces together 14 instrumentals + 1 song with an incomparable ear for flipping samples, and his signature boom-bap, off-kilter drum programming and spacey synths. Then he...

NME review
02.09.13

A big brassy comeback

The Quietus review
03.10.13

Shamanistic soul-and-party-loving punk King Khan has always had rhythm - of that there's no doubt - but now he has the serious blues. Away from his two man spectra-sonic King Khan...

Under The Radar review
12.09.13

Anyone playing music inspired by '60s garage rock these days is aspiring to chin-up on what is nearly an impossibly high creative bar. King Khan & The Shrines take their cue from...

Punk News review
03.09.13

That Idle No More is King Khan and the Shrines' first release since King Khan aka Canada's-but-now-Berlin's Arish Khan recovered from a severe mental breakdown is not only readily...

Spotinews recomendation
03.09.13

Howdy. The catchy new album by King Khan & The Shrines arrived to Spotify today. Genre: soul/rock. Enjoy! King Khan & The Shrines – Idle No More Filed under: 2013, Rock, Soul

XLR8R review
28.08.13

2013 has been a big year for Letherette. Following the release of its eponymous first full-length and the album's first single, the woozy "D&T," the duo has now released its next...

AudioCred review
28.08.13

Our favorite intercontinental duo The Foreign Exchange just released a couple of new tunes today, as they eye their upcoming fourth LP in about one month from now. This first...

The Quietus review
05.08.13

There’s a hint of 'always the bridesmaid, never the bride' about Robin Thicke. The unsung 'hero' behind hits for 3T, Brandy and other miscellaneous R&B and pop also-rans, he...

NME review
05.08.13

Any hope that the influence of Disclosure would rub off on Doolittle following their recent collaboration is sadly dashed

Under The Radar review
01.08.13

Anyone who has been in couples therapy probably knows the idea behind "the five love languages"—an idea that each person interprets love in different ways, and those can be broken...

AudioCred review
03.08.13

For a long time, The Love Language were a band that I only associated with the song “Lalita” and while I really enjoyed Stuart McLamb’s self-recorded debut as The Love Language, I...