Music Reviews

Bombshell Rocks - From Here And On

Swedish punk with melodic flair

Richard Buckner

Americana cult hero gets down to basics

Joan Osborne - How Sweet It Is

Covers album finds "One Of Us"hit-maker moving into Bonnie Raitt territory

Tighten Your Pelt

The Jeff Tweedy-Jim O'Rourke love-in continues

Dj Me Dj You - Can You See The Music?

Third album of kitsch psychedelic pop comes with DVD

The International Noise Conspiracy - Bigger Cages, Longer Chains Ep

Garage rock with an arty twist

Mike "Sport" Murphy - Uncle Kill Rock Stars

Crafty tunesmith puts Springsteen in his place

Lenola - Sharks And Flames

New Jersey trio's fifth album

Kenso - Fabulis Mirabilibus De Bombycosis Scriptis

Japanese prog band keep genre alive

Various Artists - Tigerbeat 6: Paws Across America 2002 Tour CD

Budget-priced 14-track compilation by Kid 606-style avant-techno types

Eyes Adrift

Nirvana bassist's triumphant return

Virginia MacNaughton - Levers, Pulleys & Engines

Sultry debut from British newcomer with big potential

The Aluminum Group - Happyness

Fifth album of brainy chamber pop from Chicago-based brothers

Dr Robert - Keep On Digging For The Gold

Unreleased work and rarities from ex-Blow Monkey's 1990s output

Various Artists - Gordon Raphael Presents Top Hits Volume 1

This features nine bands showcasing two tracks apiece produced by Gordon Raphael. New York's The...

Crooning Glory

Big easy listening on second full-length album from Sheffield songsmith

Holy Smokes

Two helpings of previously unreleased material from the leading political comedian of his generation

Boxstep - The Faces All Look On

Eight-piece Pittsburgh ensemble with epic debut

Mary Lee's Corvette - Blood On The Tracks

Intriguing remake of classic Bob Dylan break-up album from female perspective

Audioslave

Long-mooted supergroup finally release debut

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Editor's Letter

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...