Music Reviews

Rolling Stones - Some Girls Live In Texas

Rolling Stones - Some Girls Live In TexasIt’s 1978 and the Rolling Stones have just left the soggy vagueness of their mid-70s career behind...

The Who - Quadrophenia Director's Cut

The Who - Quadrophenia Director's CutHaul out the Vespa! Jimmy the Mod rides again on two and five CD reissues of Townshend’s 1973...

White Denim - Last Day Of Summer

White Denim - Last Day Of SummerWhite Denim, as their frenetic live shows would suggest, are not a band much given to idling. Last...

Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full Eyes

Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full EyesIt didn’t require a telescope to spot Craig Finn’s first solo record glinting on the horizon. The...

Talking Heads - Chronology

Talking Heads - Chronology“David Byrne, all neurasthenic nettles pointing inward. He looked like someone who’d just OD’d on...

Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor Moon

Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor MoonMC Taylor, a songwriter and a student of folklore, is not a declamatory man. His songs are...

Roy Wood - Music Box

Roy Wood - Music BoxIt is a sad fact of life that a man from any walk of life – even the often preposterous world of...

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson: Deluxe Edition

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson: Deluxe EditionParis, 1968. On the set of a nondescript film called Slogan, 22 year old English actress Jane...

The Kinks - The Kinks In Mono

The Kinks - The Kinks In MonoThis comes in a cute Dansette-style box stuffed with ten albums of antique Kinkorama and Meet the...

Smashing Pumpkins - Gish & Siamese Dream

Smashing Pumpkins - Gish & Siamese DreamBefore the rampant egomania, before the bloated double albums, before the mass band purgings and...

Elvis Costello & The Imposters - The Return Of The Spectacular Singing Songbook

Elvis Costello & The Imposters - The Return Of The Spectacular Singing SongbookElvis Costello wasn’t himself 25 years ago, the musician credits on the two albums he released in...

Howlin Wolf - Smokestack Lightning The Complete Chess Masters

Howlin Wolf - Smokestack Lightning The Complete Chess Masters4CD box set charting the ascendance of the blues’ most distinctive voice. O-wooo!

The Little Willies - For The Good Times

The Little Willies - For The Good TimesSecond collection of old-school country and western covers from Norah Jones and co. ..By sheer dint...

The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys - El CaminoTen years into the game, Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach add funk and soul to their potent blues-...

The Rolling Stones - Some Girls 1978 Reissue

The Rolling Stones - Some Girls 1978 ReissueFired up by disco and punk, Jagger’s swagger returns, with a disc of unreleased songs...Wrongly or...

Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures

Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden TreasuresThe final album, compiling offcuts into heartbreaking shape...This is, perhaps, the most gruelling...

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Immersion Box Set

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here Immersion Box SetFive whole remastered discs and a mountain of trinkets. But is it worth a ton?JEEZ, THE SOUND...

KATE BUSH - 50 WORDS FOR SNOW

KATE BUSH - 50 WORDS FOR SNOWWenceslasaire! Spangladasha! Shnamistoflopp'n! Come frolic in Kate Bush's winter wonderland...

CAN - TAGO MAGO R1971

CAN - TAGO MAGO R197140th anniversary reiossue of Krautrock's greatest double album...

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE - CEREMONIALS

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE - CEREMONIALSBigger not necessarily better for Florence...

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Editor's Letter

Dave Edmunds at 70! Happy birthday, boyo!


First of all, there was the somewhat staggering recent news that Captain Sensible was about to turn 60. Then a few weeks ago, Nick Lowe was 65. And today, it turns out, Dave Edmunds, Nick’s former best mate and partner in Rockpile...