Music Reviews

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...

Aztec Camera - reissues

Aztec Camera - reissuesPostcards from paradise...

Sufjan Stevens - Silver And Gold: Songs For Christmas Vols. 6 - 10

Sufjan Stevens - Silver And Gold: Songs For Christmas Vols. 6 - 10A provocative musical advent calendar...

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman Masters

Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Begins: The Flying Dutchman MastersThe two sides of Scott-Heron - his early work collected in all its trailblazing glory...

Graham Parker And The Rumour - Three Chords Good

Graham Parker And The Rumour - Three Chords GoodReunited band rides a wave of serendipity in a surprising, deeply satisfying return...

The Damned - Damned Damned Damned

The Damned - Damned Damned DamnedDeluxe treatment for one of punk’s most rough-and-ready albums...

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra - The Jazz Age

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra - The Jazz AgeFavourite songs from the Roxy man's past, played by jazz vets and cut in crackly mono...

Blur - Parklive

Blur - ParkliveSound and vision live bonanza; improved audio is the icing on the Hyde Park memorial cake...

Joni Mitchell - The Studio Albums 1968 - 1979

Joni Mitchell - The Studio Albums 1968 - 1979From Laurel Canyon to jazz-rock's far outposts - the suffragette of sensuality's stunning first...

The Beach Boys - Live In Concert

The Beach Boys - Live In ConcertThe 50th Anniversary Tour captured on film...

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

Scott Walker - Bish BoschTubax! Zercon! Ceausescu! Walker’s meta-textual journey continues...

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Editor's Letter

The return of The Aphex Twin, and Caustic Window


Last year, Warp Records embarked on a campaign for Boards Of Canada's "Tomorrow's Harvest" comeback that was notable for its obtuseness. Unmarked 12-inches were hidden in record stores, strings of numbers and inexplicable broadcasts were strewn enigmatically across the internet. At one point, I...