Music Reviews

Chuck Berry - Rock And Roll Music; Any Old Way You Choose It; The Complete Studio Recordings Plus

Chuck Berry - Rock And Roll Music; Any Old Way You Choose It; The Complete Studio Recordings PlusThe life’s work of a musical giant...

Pixies - Doolittle 25

Pixies - Doolittle 25Slicing up eyeballs: the definitive version of an all-time classic...

Blake Mills - Heigh Ho

Blake Mills - Heigh Ho“Phenomenal” (says E Clapton) guitarist fashions an instant classic...

Einstürzende Neubauten - Lament

Einstürzende Neubauten - LamentExtreme noise terrorists conjure WW1...

The Doors - Feast Of Friends

The Doors - Feast Of FriendsMorrison and co's oblique tour documentary...

AC/DC - Rock Or Bust

AC/DC - Rock Or BustHistorically, AC/DC have triumphed making the best of a bad job. When Bon Scott, the charismatic...

Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes

Lost On The River: The New Basement TapesA forgotten box of Dylan's lyrics from 1967, set to music by Elvis Costello, Jim James and more...

The Jam - Setting Sons (Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions)

The Jam - Setting Sons (Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions)Remastered with bonus tracks. Weller and co's fourth album improves with age...

Sleater-Kinney - Start Together

Sleater-Kinney - Start TogetherTrio’s war against definition / explanation, compiled...

Sid Griffin - The Trick is To Breathe

Sid Griffin - The Trick is To BreatheFormer Long Rider takes a short trip home...

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Sun Zoom Spark 1970 - 1972

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band - Sun Zoom Spark 1970 - 1972The trout mask slips: Captain Beefheart’s commercial ambitions revealed...

Thompson - Family

Thompson - FamilyFolk-rock Von Trapps’ generation game...

Terry Reid - River

Terry Reid - RiverFree-roaming masterpiece of one of rock's nearly men...

The Rolling Stones - Live At The LA Forum / Hampton Coliseum

The Rolling Stones - Live At The LA Forum / Hampton ColiseumMixed bag of concert films, marred by loon pants...

Prince - Art Official Age / Prince & 3rdeyegirl - Plectrumelectrum

Prince - Art Official Age / Prince & 3rdeyegirl - PlectrumelectrumTwo unique new albums from the purple pioneer...

Mark Lanegan Band - Phantom Radio

Mark Lanegan Band - Phantom RadioMournful, loner blues-folktronica from America's deepest growl...

Ry Cooder - Soundtracks

Ry Cooder - SoundtracksTwang! Seven-disc box set brings Ryland’s other career into sharp focus...

Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman

Underworld - DubnobasswithmyheadmanThunder thunder, lightning ahead! Now dark and even longer - a revolutionary album turns 20...

Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold - Songs From The Vault

Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold - Songs From The VaultFleetwood Mac star heads to Nashville chasing the songs that nearly got away...

Marcus Hook Roll Band - Tales Of Old Grand Daddy

Marcus Hook Roll Band - Tales Of Old Grand DaddyBC/DC! Lost 1973 LP featuring AC/DC's Angus and Malcolm Young, finally reissued...

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Revealed: The New Issue Of Uncut…


For many of us who came of age in the mid '80s, The Smiths probably provided the soundtrack to a political maturing as much as an emotional one. My epochal moment of teenage rebellion came on July 23, 1986, a day I had strategically reserved for the purchase of The Queen Is Dead, so as to...