Music Reviews

Local Rabbits - This Is It Here We Go

Montreal cult band keep their long ears trained on sophisticated '70s pop

The Ukrainians - Respublika

The Sex Pistols go Cossack

Hunkydory - Over The Rainbow

An authentic children's band from Lewes, East Sussex, Hunkydory signed to that safe haven for...

Bombshell Rocks - From Here And On

Swedish punk with melodic flair

Richard Buckner

Americana cult hero gets down to basics

Joan Osborne - How Sweet It Is

Covers album finds "One Of Us"hit-maker moving into Bonnie Raitt territory

Tighten Your Pelt

The Jeff Tweedy-Jim O'Rourke love-in continues

Dj Me Dj You - Can You See The Music?

Third album of kitsch psychedelic pop comes with DVD

The International Noise Conspiracy - Bigger Cages, Longer Chains Ep

Garage rock with an arty twist

Mike "Sport" Murphy - Uncle Kill Rock Stars

Crafty tunesmith puts Springsteen in his place

Lenola - Sharks And Flames

New Jersey trio's fifth album

Kenso - Fabulis Mirabilibus De Bombycosis Scriptis

Japanese prog band keep genre alive

Various Artists - Tigerbeat 6: Paws Across America 2002 Tour CD

Budget-priced 14-track compilation by Kid 606-style avant-techno types

Eyes Adrift

Nirvana bassist's triumphant return

Virginia MacNaughton - Levers, Pulleys & Engines

Sultry debut from British newcomer with big potential

The Aluminum Group - Happyness

Fifth album of brainy chamber pop from Chicago-based brothers

Dr Robert - Keep On Digging For The Gold

Unreleased work and rarities from ex-Blow Monkey's 1990s output

Various Artists - Gordon Raphael Presents Top Hits Volume 1

This features nine bands showcasing two tracks apiece produced by Gordon Raphael. New York's The...

Crooning Glory

Big easy listening on second full-length album from Sheffield songsmith

Holy Smokes

Two helpings of previously unreleased material from the leading political comedian of his generation

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Editor's Letter

The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...