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Various Artists - Calypso Craze: 1956-57

Various Artists - Calypso Craze: 1956-57173 cuts from calypso's thrilling, if brief, mainstream heyday...

Tweedy - Sukierae

Tweedy - SukieraeTweedy & Son open for business: strong returns follow...

Eric Clapton - Planes, Trains And Eric

Eric Clapton - Planes, Trains And EricA look inside Slowhand's [possible] farewell...

Marianne Faithfull - Give My Love To London

Marianne Faithfull - Give My Love To LondonRecuperating from serious injury, the veteran chanteuse puts her back into one of her most personal...

Goat - Commune

Goat - CommuneAfro-noise jams, via Germany, the Sahara and Sweden. Masked festival favourites continue their...

Bob Carpenter - Silent Passage

Bob Carpenter - Silent PassageAn LA country-folk masterpiece from 1974, unearthed...

The Beatles - The Beatles In Mono

The Beatles - The Beatles In MonoThe catalogue, to 1968, remastered for vinyl....

Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams - Ryan AdamsSelf-titled, self-produced, and pretty well self-realised...

Shovels & Rope - Swimmin' Time

Shovels & Rope - Swimmin' TimeConfident confirmation that “O’ Be Joyful” was no fluke...

Allah-Las - Worship The Sun

Allah-Las - Worship The SunSounds of the '60s on blissed-out second...

Robert Plant - lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar

Robert Plant - lullaby and The Ceaseless RoarDaring and masterful: late-flowering Plant blooms anew...

The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround Part One/Percy

The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround Part One/PercyThey were there first – again. Man vs record business, the opera...

Pete Seeger - A Song And A Stone

Pete Seeger - A Song And A StoneVintage doc follows the folk hero for 18 months...

Spoon - They Want My Soul

Spoon - They Want My SoulSlow-burning experimental rockers achieve explosive release on terrific eighth...

Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards - Distance

Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards - DistanceDan Michaelson is not a particularly prolific Tweeter, but between musing about IKEA hotdogs and...

The Allman Brothers Band - The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings

The Allman Brothers Band - The 1971 Fillmore East RecordingsJam - deluxe-packed! The legendary Fillmore stand just got longer...

Peter Rowan - Dharma Blues

Peter Rowan - Dharma BluesBluegrass veteran proves he's still got it...

Ty Segall - Manipulator

Ty Segall - ManipulatorCalifornia's noisy, ever-changing adventurer crafts a double al;bum consolidation of his sounds...

Various Artists - Front Line: Sounds Of Reality

Various Artists - Front Line: Sounds Of RealityFive CD, 91 track bonanza from reggae’s golden age...

Robyn Hitchcock - The Man Upstairs

Robyn Hitchcock - The Man UpstairsFerry aid: Roxy covers and much more from eternal Soft Boy...

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A garage rock round-up: Ty Segall! Meatbodies! Wand! King Gizzard! Cool Ghouls!


By its very nature, garage rock can be a trashy, erratic business - inevitable given the unbridled spontaneity it privileges. One of the many amazing things about Ty Segall and the ever-expanding circle of artists around him, however, is how they've found a way of adding consistency to the...