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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...

Cold Specks - Neuroplasticity

Cold Specks - NeuroplasticityBigger, bolder second by brooding Canadian...

Morrissey - Introducing Morrissey

Morrissey - Introducing MorrisseyFirst time on DVD for 1995 concert film...

Billy Joe Shaver - Long In The Tooth

Billy Joe Shaver - Long In The Tooth“The record’s about me...”; first in six years from country songwriting legend...

Elvis Presley - Elvis: That's The Way It Is Deluxe Edition

Elvis Presley - Elvis: That's The Way It Is Deluxe EditionEarly '70s touchstone, expanded to 10 discs...

Pink Floyd - The Division Bell 20th Anniversary Edition

Pink Floyd - The Division Bell 20th Anniversary EditionAfter the legal case, the musical one. Strong second from the Waters-less Floyd, expanded into a 6...

Big Boys - Lullabies That Help The Brain Grow / No Matter How Long The Line Is At The Cafeteria, There's Always A Seat

Big Boys - Lullabies That Help The Brain Grow / No Matter How Long The Line Is At The Cafeteria, There's Always A SeatTexas' idealistic, punk/funk avatars finally get their due: "Now go start your own band!"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - CSNY 1974

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - CSNY 1974CSNY's "Doom Tour" exhumed, and reconstructed into an ideal show from their stadium excursion...

Monty Python's Flying Circus - Monty Python’s Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection

Monty Python's Flying Circus - Monty Python’s Total Rubbish: The Complete CollectionThe Python catalogue, repackaged and remastered. Lovely plumage...

John Fullbright - Songs

John Fullbright - SongsSecond album confirms a major new Americana voice...

Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business

Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your BusinessI know it’s not over… The Moz enters a gripping new, possibly climactic, career phase...

King Creosote - From Scotland With Love

King Creosote - From Scotland With LoveFresh from the acclaimed Diamond Mine collaboration, the prolific Fifer pushes forward on his own...

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Reviewed! Thom Yorke, "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes"


Instant albums do not, as a rule, encourage reflection. There is surprise, sometimes indignation, a social media flame war, a lot of static about delivery systems. Once the 38 minutes of, say, Thom Yorke's "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" have passed, it can all suddenly be over. What happens next?...