Music Reviews

Hayden - Live At Convocation Hall

With Skyscraper National Park, the quiet ebb and flow of Paul Hayden Desser's cracked, sad-slow...

Magical Misery Tour

Ten songs of dark and disturbing genius from Seattle singer-songwriter

Peter Bruntnell - Ends Of The Earth

For a man so steeped in the honeyed hickory grit of Gram Parsons, newcomers to Bruntnell could be...

This Month In Americana

Unheralded Chicago-based tunesmith comes of age

Clue To Kalo - Come Here When You Sleepwalk

Pretty, discreet indietronica from Oz

Hot Hot Heat - Make Up The Breakdown

This month's New Strokes. Disappointing

The Detroit Cobras - Seven Easy Pieces

Full-throttle rock'n'soul mini album. From Detroit, obviously

Bent - The Everlasting Blink

Now wealthy enough to not fall foul of record company lawyers (unpaid for Nana Mouskouri samples...

Susumu Yokota - Overhead

Missing link between Yokota's soulful ambient and upbeat house projects

Scenic - The Acid Gospel Experience

Arizonan soundtrackers make ill-advised foray into space rock

Medium 21 - Killings From The Dial

Young English heirs to The Flaming Lips

The Immortal Lee County Killers II - ...Love Is A Charm Of Powerful Trouble

Punk blues recorded in a condemned shack

New York Glory

Jesse Malin THE BORDERLINE, LONDON TUESDAY JANUARY 21 2003 "Just wait til see you me with my fuckin...

Neko Case - Dingwalls, London

Acclaimed American songstress delivers

Smash And Grab

Ex-Pumpkin head pulps up the volume with his reinvented gang of 'glamadelic' grungesters

The Pretty Things

Mid-'60s reissues of variable quality

Various Artists - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Thirty-six axe-wielders in mostly reflective mood

Various Artists - Teutonik Disaster

Essential purchase for fans of electro and German new wave

Various Artists - Top Deck SKA 45s Box

Replica singles set of cuts by ska pioneers

Illinois Jacquet - The Illinois Jacquet Story

Four-CD crash course from Texan tenor titan

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Editor's Letter

D'Angelo's "Black Messiah": some first thoughts


When Thom Yorke sneaked out his new solo album a few months back, I managed to hold out for 66 hours before writing a review of "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes". Since waking up...