Music Reviews

Toppermost Of The Coppermost

Reissue of blonde wonders' five studio albums. In other words, Sting when he was good

Show Me The Money

Two CDs of remixes from the eternally bloody-minded Richard D James

Love - Comes In Colours: The Stereo Masters 1966-1969

Fully expanded reissue of Love brilliance culled from band's Elektra period

Lenny Bruce - Lenny Bruce Originals Vol 2

Bad taste personified, they said. Comic genius, in other words

Green On Red - Gas Food Lodging

Green On Red - Gas Food LodgingLong overdue reissued twofer of pioneering US country-bloozesters

The Walkabouts - Watermarks: Selected Songs 1991-2001

Decade-spanning compilation of Chris Eckman and Carla Torgerson's alt.country trailblazers

Back From Heaven

Definitive collection honouring late rap pioneer

The Human League

The first two albums from Sheffield's poppiest electro pioneers, now remastered

Tremeloes - Marmalade

Deep baroque pop from '60s stalwarts and psych-pop from Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Glaswegians

The Pretty Things

Not especially distinguished albums reissued

Fred Frith

Re-releases of solo outings by prodigious ex-Henry Cow guitarist

Shooting Star

The Big Star flew solo, jumped back to his Southern roots, then went live in London

Jimmy Scott - Falling In Love Is Wonderful

First proper release in 40 years for landmark in American popular singing

Harry Nilsson - The Point

Fairytale concept album from 1970 that evolved into first feature-length, made-for-TV animated...

Soft Machine - Backwards

Six previously unreleased demos from era of Volume Two (1969) and Third (1970)

Various Artists - When The Sun Goes Down Vols 1-4

An exploration of rock'n'roll's roots, spanning 1926 to 1955

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - The Best Of...

Cherry-picked selection from original Mac man who had the blues word perfect

Hank Williams - Come September

Portrait of a tragic country genius

The Yardbirds - Little Games

Top-notch 1967 reissue plus zany studio and BBC sessions

Turbonegro

Saucy punk-metal benchmarks from '96 and '98

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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...