Music Reviews

Major Matt Mason - Honey, Are You Ready For The Ballet?

Kansas-born troubadour's second LP

Quite Sane - The Child Of Troubled Times: Short Stories

British-born producer of the Roots returns to jazz roots with a hip hop twist

Pleasure And Pane

With Mushroom having left the band and Daddy G taking a sabbatical from the studio to concentrate...

Best Of British

Ex-Fairporter's 21st solo studio album

El Hula - Violent Love

Cultured NZ pop from Boy George's label

Miracle Mile - Alaska

Gentle melodic pop and weeping pedal steels from British singer-songwriter

Pram - Dark Island

Seventh album from Leeds post-rockers

Dan Bern

Two EPs from modern-day Bob Dylan

Devics - The Stars At Saint Andrea

Moody, brooding album by LA hipsters

Clearlake - Cedars

Intensely moving, Simon Raymonde-co-produced follow-up to 2001's Lido

The Folk Implosion - The New Folk Implosion

Lou Barlow's 20th album, with new bandmates Imaad Wasif and Russell Pollard

Katy Carr - Passion Play

Second album from unpredictable English dance-folk prodigy

Lucinda Sieger - Heart In The Sky

Glaswegian chanteuse's second album

Pilot To Gunner - Games At High Speeds

UK release for US emo-rockers 2001 debut

Of Montreal - Aldhils Arboretum

Fragrantly funny loveliness from quirky Athens, Georgia collective

The Legendary Pink Dots - All The King's Horses

Fine post-September 11 release by Anglo-Dutch psychedelicists

Dakota Suite - This River Only Brings Poison

Stunning new album from Britain's best-kept secret

Electric Music AKA - The Slapback Sound

Second album from Scottish, London-based duo

Grand Mal - Bad Timing

NYC fivesome get their rocks off. Dave Fridmann produces

Matchbox Twenty - More Than You Think You Are

US rockers' 'difficult third album'

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Editor's Letter

White Fence, OOIOO, Ty Segall, other stuff...


One of the many privileges and occasional disorientations of working for a monthly music mag is that we hear some music so far ahead of release that it can be easy to forget when the albums actually come out. So while the world of Ty Segall-related projects might have moved on...