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Nilsson - The RCA Albums Collection

Nilsson - The RCA Albums CollectionA second chance to go wild about Harry...

Alela Diane - About Farewell

Alela Diane - About FarewellDiane gives away a lot more with a lot less...

The Beach Boys Live - The 50th Anniversary Tour

The Beach Boys Live - The 50th Anniversary TourThe reunited group’s undeniably impressive peaks, blighted by band politics and Auto-Tune...

The Teardrop Explodes - Wilder

The Teardrop Explodes - WilderJulian Cope and co.'s second is an overlooked classic...

Daughn Gibson - Me Moan

Daughn Gibson - Me MoanModern-day country star steps out of the shadows...

Diana Jones - Museum of Appalachia Recordings

Diana Jones - Museum of Appalachia RecordingsStripped mountain music - recorded in a cabin, in a museum...

Cheap Trick - The Complete Epic Albums Collection

Cheap Trick - The Complete Epic Albums CollectionPower pop-rock heaven tonight, with a few hiccups....

Mavis Staples - One True Vine

Mavis Staples - One True VineGospel legend and Jeff Tweedy rebond for sequel to 2010 Grammy winner...

These New Puritans - Field Of Reeds

These New Puritans - Field Of ReedsTough to make, astonishingly realised: Southenders' melodic third raises their game again...

Bobby Whitlock - The Bobby Whitlock Story: Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way

Bobby Whitlock - The Bobby Whitlock Story: Where There’s A Will, There’s A WayIt’s not only who you know, it’s what you know, too...

The Shouting Matches - Grownass Man

The Shouting Matches - Grownass ManJustin Vernon's trio of old compadres play Southern blues-rock under jazz conditions...

ZZ Top - The Complete Studio Albums 1970 - 1990

ZZ Top - The Complete Studio Albums 1970 - 1990100 tracks from the first twenty years of "that Little ol’ band from Texas" By Luke Torn...

Guy Clark - My Favourite Picture Of You

Guy Clark - My Favourite Picture Of YouDeeply personal return for seasoned Texan...

Mark Mulcahy - Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You

Mark Mulcahy - Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love YouInfluential former Miracle Legion mainstay breaks a long silence...

Scott Walker - The Collection 1967-1970

Scott Walker - The Collection 1967-1970Noel Scott Engel's journey from easy listening interpreter to fearless songwriter, remastered...

The Source Family

The Source FamilyAn enthralling look at Father Yod's hippy cult and the psychedelic rock they produced...

Black Sabbath - 13

Black Sabbath - 13BLACK SABBATH 13 REPUBLIC/MERCURY 7/10 Back from the grave. The first Sabbath album with Ozzy for...

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like ClockworkCali-rock titans return with their difficult sixth...

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The CityNew Yorkers at the top of their game on elaborate love letter to their hometown...

Van Dyke Parks - Songs Cycled

Van Dyke Parks - Songs CycledThe pint-sized Pope of pop candy coats his protest songs...

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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...