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Beach House - Bloom

Beach House - BloomThe Baltimore duo stitches a blue velvet tapestry...

Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue: The Complete Sessions

Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue: The Complete SessionsUncle Barking! Essex Bard and Jeff Tweedy salute Woody Guthrie...

My Bloody Valentine - reissues

My Bloody Valentine - reissuesIn their early years, it was easy to dismiss My Bloody Valentine as just another cutie band,...

Richard Hawley - Standing At Sky's Edge

Richard Hawley - Standing At Sky's EdgeAs long as you’ve been briefed on Yorkshire local history, you know where you are with Richard...

Father John Misty - Fear Fun

Father John Misty - Fear FunJosh Tillman had had enough. Enough of Seattle, enough of his alter-ego J Tillman (the name under...

Public Image Limited - This Is PiL

Public Image Limited - This Is PiL“I am John, and I was born in London!” The Lydon corporation re-opens for business...

Strange Fruit: The Beatles Apple Records

Strange Fruit: The Beatles Apple RecordsUnearthing the rotten core of the Fab Four's infamous label...

Jerry Lee Lewis - A Whole Lotta Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis - A Whole Lotta Jerry Lee LewisFour-disc monument to the Killer, containing no filler...

T. Rex - Electric Warrior Deluxe Edition

T. Rex - Electric Warrior Deluxe EditionGlamiversary! Bolan's seminal rocker remastered with B-sides, demos and outtakes...

M Ward - A Wasteland Companion

M Ward - A Wasteland CompanionShe & Him's Him returns to his dark, witty furrow...

Jack White - Blunderbuss

Jack White - BlunderbussLove'll play some dirty tricks on ya. Jack White goes noirishly solo...

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet LightSpiritualized’s seventh album is a lavish and sentimental paean to rock’n’roll...

Simone Felice - Simone Felice

Simone Felice - Simone FeliceAfter undergoing emergency open-heart surgery in 2010, Simone Felice appears to have taken solace...

Graham Coxon - A&E

Graham Coxon - A&EFrantic riffs, motorik grooves and "perverse sounds" define Blur guitarists eighth solo album...

Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls

Alabama Shakes - Boys & GirlsAssured full-length debut by precocious spawn of Muscle Shoals....

Dr Feelgood - All Through The City

Dr Feelgood - All Through The CityLong overdue boxset includes the four original albums, plus extras...

Dr John - Locked Down

Dr John - Locked DownAmong the residents of Treme, David Simon’s HBO drama series about the inhabitants of New Orleans...

Morrissey - Viva Hate

Morrissey - Viva HateMoz reissues his fine solo debut...

Grateful Dead - All The Years Combine

Grateful Dead - All The Years CombineThe full extent of the Dead’s official DVD arsenal...

Andrew Bird - Break It To Yourself

Andrew Bird - Break It To YourselfChicagoan prodigy drops his guard and takes flight..

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Editor's Letter

Dave Edmunds at 70! Happy birthday, boyo!


First of all, there was the somewhat staggering recent news that Captain Sensible was about to turn 60. Then a few weeks ago, Nick Lowe was 65. And today, it turns out, Dave Edmunds, Nick’s former best mate and partner in Rockpile...