Music Reviews

Peter Bolland - Frame

Alt.country debut with southern California leanings

Beans - Tomorrow Right Now

Anti-Pop rapper goes solo

Doyle Bramhall - Fitchburg Street

Stevie Ray's soul brother still going strong

James Luther Dickinson - Free Beer Tomorrow

Thirty years on, Memphis giant releases sophomore solo album

The Halcyon Band - Sirocco

Northern rock alliance have Love on their minds

Crazy Paving

Ex-Pavement kingpin condenses decades of rock'n'roll lunacy into one uneasy capsule

Loudbomb - Long Playing Grooves

Bob Mould alter-ego gets heavy on the dancefloor

Danny Barnes & Thee Old Codgers - Things I Done Wrong

Singer in Texas punk bluegrass band The Bad Livers in strong new start. Bill Frisell guests, Marc...

Alan Moore And Tim Perkins - Snakes And Ladders

Magickal creation theory in latest music-backed spoken words from comics king

Robin Gibb - Magnet

The avant-garde Bee Gee goes boldly into the realms of R&B

Return Of The MacIntyre

Darkly uplifting second album from Scottish pop visionary

The Hidden Cameras - The Smell Of Our Own

Self-styled "gay church folk music" from Toronto

State River Widening - Early Music

Sophomore release for London instrumental trio

Goldrush - Extended Play

Mini LP from Oxfordshire quintet follows 2002's fine Don't Bring Me Down

Burning Ambition

Incendiary Leyton rappers light the long-awaited way to an authentic UK style

Kathleen Edwards - Carter Wood

Fine debuts from new alt.country queens

Ben Harper - Diamonds On The Inside

Diverse fifth studio album from modern American roots icon

Burning Brides - Fall Of The Plastic Empire

Remastered punk rock from The White Stripes' old touring partners

MC Honky - I Am The Messiah

So-so solo album from E of The Eels

Frenzy Reunited

Kristin Hersh

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The return of The Aphex Twin, and Caustic Window


Last year, Warp Records embarked on a campaign for Boards Of Canada's "Tomorrow's Harvest" comeback that was notable for its obtuseness. Unmarked 12-inches were hidden in record stores, strings of numbers and inexplicable broadcasts were strewn enigmatically across the internet. At one point, I...