Music Reviews

Chicago - Epic

Sometimes you just have to hand it to the mainstream. Chicago is a riot as a big glossy movie (...

More Music From 8 Mile - Interscope

The soundtrack from Eminem's gamble-that-paid-off movie has done so well that second helpings have...

This Month In Soundtracks

DA Pennebaker, that eminent celluloid chronicler of live rock (Don't Look Back, Down From The...

Enrico Rava & Stefano Bollani - Montreal Diary B

Capricious duets from two top players

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

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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...