Music Reviews

Thomson

West Country power pop brothers gonna work it out

Borderline Genius

The king of visionary Americana takes his place among rock's greats

Josh Pearson - Upstairs At The Spitz, London Wednesday December 4 2002

The real fired-up deal-Lift To Experience frontman's acoustic solo debut

While Guitars Gently Weep

East meets West as Clapton, Shankar, Jeff Lynne and both surviving Beatles celebrate the life of...

Days Of Thunder

Twenty-two tracks from Dylan's legendary Rolling Thunder tour finally see official release

Junior Kimbrough - T-Model Ford

North Mississippi blues by unknown, ageing modern masters

Looking At The Stars

Prolific UK singer-songwriter dazzles on fifth LP

Aqualung

Former frontman of The 45's and Ruth strikes gold

Affecting nu-folk debut from Liverpudlian Lin Sangster

Stacker - Eurotechno

Mini album soundtrack to revolutionary Eurotechno video, originally released in 1989

Various Artists - The Now Sound Of Brazil

Cool modern Brazilian sounds remixed

Ray Charles - Thanks For Bringing Love Around Again

Godlike genius in "plastic funk" scandal

Justin Timberlake - Justified

Solo debut by 'NSync frontman with production by Timbaland and the Neptunes

Julia Fordham - Concrete Love

Comeback album from early Dido prototype

Short Cuts

Also released this month...

Various Artists - The Very Best Of World Duets

First and Third world meetings in music

Snoop Dogg - Paid Da Cost To Be Da Boss

Original gangsta reforms

Impressive to excessive live foray from quartet

Axe Factor

Fabulous neo-MBV guitarfest from happening Berlin electronica label

The Residents - Demons Dance Alone

Mysterious Californian outsider outfit release album written in wake of September 11

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Editor's Letter

Some more thoughts on Kate Bush and Alice Gerrard


On Sunday, Kate Bush inadvertently staged a one-woman assault on the British charts. This week, 11 records in the Official UK Albums Chart are by Bush – not bad, really, for a woman who has only really released nine new studio albums in the past 36 years.

Apart...