Music Reviews

Andrew Bird - Break It To Yourself

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

Michael Kiwanaku - Home Again

Michael Kiwanaku - Home AgainEarnest, soulful debut from hotly tipped North Londoner...

Julia Holter - Ekstasis

Julia Holter - EkstasisEA new American maverick finds her voice...

John Cale - Conflict & Catalysis: Productions & Arrangements 1966-2006

John Cale - Conflict & Catalysis: Productions & Arrangements 1966-2006The Velvet Underground man’s knob-twiddling years.

Big Brother & The Holding Company - Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968

Big Brother & The Holding Company - Live At The Carousel Ballroom 1968Fly on the psychedelic wall: The Bear's sonic journals snag a masterpiece...

Lee Ranaldo - Between The Times And The Tides

Lee Ranaldo - Between The Times And The TidesSonic Youth guitarist makes his 'proper song' debut...

The Shins - Port Of Morrow

The Shins - Port Of MorrowCareer. Commitment. Can this really be The Shins? It surely can...

The Chemical Brothers - Don't Think

The Chemical Brothers - Don't ThinkBrothers gonna work it out live in Japan...

Dirty Three - Towards The Low Sun

Dirty Three - Towards The Low SunAlbum ten finds Warren Ellis and company staking out new and beautiful territory...

The Jazz Baroness

The Jazz BaronessMini-bio of the great Thelonius Monk...

Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks

Paul Weller - Sonik KicksA sprightly Modfather, bringing it all back home on another career-high solo album...

Django Django - Django Django

Django Django - Django DjangoSpirited art-rock from swashbuckling quartet...

Anais Mitchell - Young Man In America

Anais Mitchell - Young Man In AmericaThe follow-up to Hadestown seals Mitchell’s pre-eminence...

Jim White - Where It Hits You

Jim White - Where It Hits YouRousing fifth solo LP from peripatetic US maverick...

Shearwater - Animal Joy

Shearwater - Animal JoyOkkervil River lifeboat sails into rockier waters...

Pink Floyd - The Wall Immersion Edition

Pink Floyd - The Wall Immersion EditionEdited highlights: a new 7CD/DVD 'Immersion' box set includes 64 demos from the archives...

Palace - the early years

Palace - the early yearsFive works by Will Oldham's first persona, reissued. No extras, some weirdness...

Guided By Voices - Let's Go Eat The Factory

Guided By Voices - Let's Go Eat The FactoryThe chaotic US band’s “classic lineup” convenes for the first time in over 15 years...

Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parks, Yim Yames - New Multitudes

Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, Anders Parks, Yim Yames - New MultitudesAlt Americana supergroup finish what their Daddy started.

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking BallAn angry Boss attacks big business on his grim but brilliant 17th studio album...

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Editor's Letter

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...