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Johnny Marr - The Messenger

Johnny Marr - The MessengerThe solo debut by The Smiths guitar ace is a joyous return to the sound of his greatest triumphs...

Ballads, Blues & Blueglass

Ballads, Blues & BlueglassUnearthed time capsule from Greenwich Village 1961. Dylan's attendance disputed...

Atoms For Peace - Amok

Atoms For Peace - AmokIt’s The King Of Limbs with beats! And tunes! Thom Yorke’s “supergroup” achieve an instant...

Julian Cope - Saint Julian

Julian Cope - Saint JulianThe arch druid goes POPTASTIC...

Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In

Caitlin Rose - The Stand-InCaptivating second album from the uncrowned queen of new Nashville...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky AwayRevitalised by Grinderman, Cave and band return with an aquatic, slow-moving work of hushed beauty...

Jim James - Regions Of Light And Sound Of God

Jim James - Regions Of Light And Sound Of GodMMJ man goes it alone with an eclectic, intricate LP...

Ron Sexsmith - Forever Endeavour

Ron Sexsmith - Forever EndeavourTender, string-soaked twelfth from Canuck songwriter...

Camper Van Beethoven - La Costa Perdita

Camper Van Beethoven - La Costa PerditaCVB comeback, take two: A sun-cracked roots-rock homage to Northern California...

Villagers - {Awayland}

Villagers - {Awayland}Conor O'Brien adds some weirdness to his songcraft...

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Fleetwood Mac - RumoursThe game-changing ’70s AOR blockbuster turns 35 with a super deluxe boxset...

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - Buddy & Jim

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - Buddy & JimAffable Americana from Nashville statesmen...

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer - Child Ballads

Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer - Child BalladsVocal collaboration draws ancient and modern together...

Matthew E. White - Big Inner

Matthew E. White - Big InnerSoulful debut is stunning introduction to producer's talents...

Talk Talk - Natural Order 1982 - 1991

Talk Talk - Natural Order 1982 - 1991An alternative history of the post-rock pioneers...

Aaron Neville - My True Story

Aaron Neville - My True StoryNew Orleans soul prince revisits his doo-wop youth. Keith Richards and Don Was co-produce...

Marianne Faithfull - Broken English: Deluxe Edition

Marianne Faithfull - Broken English: Deluxe Edition33 and a third-year anniversary edition of the cathartic classic...

Hawkwind - Space Ritual

Hawkwind - Space RitualThe psychedelic warlords' live masterpiece reissued...

The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F: Definitive Edition

The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F: Definitive EditionHere’s no mud in your ear! The Johnny Thunders gang’s epochal 1977 album restored (yet again), with...

Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio OST

Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio OSTIn British pop history the feature film often marks the fatal moment of imperial overreach of a...

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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...