Music Reviews

Retro '60s garage rock from Scandinavian quartet

Various Artists - Risiko 100

Ultra-hip German label gets birthday cake and bunting treatment

Paul Barman - Paullelujah

Unlikely as he is—a white, upper-class rapper who positively revels in his Ivy Leaguery...

The Sea And Cake - One Bedroom

Chicago indie jazzers' latest, featuring cover of Bowie's "Sound And Vision"

Various Artists - Digital Disco

Avant-electro types dazzled by mirrorballs

The Ramainz - Live In NYC

Final offering from da bruddas past their gabba-gabba heyday

Henri Texier - Azur Quintet

Moody and fascinating European orchestral jazz

Power To The People

Eighth album from rap renegades is a 21-track jumble of new tracks, live performances and fan...

The Very Best Of The Tube - Universal TV

It's the 20th anniversary—already—of the groundbreaking TV pop show where enigmatic...

Die Another Day - Warners

Another day, another Bond movie. Forgive me if I can't get worked up about the McConcept, although...

28 Days Later - XL

Danny Boyle's arty horror flick started brilliantly, ended badly, and was scored by a fast-rising...

This Month In Soundtracks

The producers of 8 Mile expect it to do for hip hop what The Blackboard Jungle did for rock'n'roll...

Masami Akita & Russell Haswell - Satanstornade

Noise, basically. Catalogue number 666

The Broken Family Band - The King Will Build A Disco

Seven-track mini album from UK alt.country act

Satellite - Fear Of Gravity

Promising, optimistic debut from 21st-century Prefab Sprout

Power Pop - Three Minute Warning

Ring in the new year with the best in ringing guitars from the USA

The Solarflares - Look What I Made Out Of My Head

Medway-raised ramalama from onetime '80s cult heroes

Billy Joe Shaver - Freedom's Child

Hard-country survivor soldiers on with his 12th studio album

Just Jack - Diversion Tactics

Home-grown hip hop which is proud of its origins

Shy FX & T-Power - Set It Off

Return of drum'n'bass, weirdly

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Editor's Letter

Some more thoughts on Kate Bush and Alice Gerrard


On Sunday, Kate Bush inadvertently staged a one-woman assault on the British charts. This week, 11 records in the Official UK Albums Chart are by Bush – not bad, really, for a woman who has only really released nine new studio albums in the past 36 years.

Apart...