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If you can remember the '90s, you have mediocre taste in music. Subtitled "The Best Of Britpop",...

The Hours - Nonesuch

Philip Glass at his most minimal, repetitive, and inexplicably, magically, affecting. Apparently,...

Bob Sinclar - III

Third long-player from playful Franco-house pioneer

Dan Bern And The IJBC - Fleeting Days

Impressive follow-up to 2001's acclaimed New American Language from prolific folk rocker

Venus Hum - Big Beautiful Sky

Venus Hum are heralded as the "New Sound of Nashville", but Big Beautiful Sky's first few tracks...

Robin Guthrie - Imperial

Ether does it for ex-Cocteau Twin's solo debut

Matthew Ryan - Concussion

First Jesse Malin's solo debut, now Concussion—if anything, this is an even finer record...

The Durutti Column - Someone Else's Party

Ex-Factory 'ambient' guitarist returns with best album in years

Return Of The Mac

Tasty box of All-Sorts from mainstream monsters of yesteryear

Transformer Glories

Coldplay join Echo & The Bunnymen singer on first solo outing since 1992

Roseanne Cash - Rules Of Travel

Her first major album in a decade, featuring Steve Earle, Sheryl Crow and father Johnny

Magic Malik Orchestra - 00-237

Gentle, refined French jazz

Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth hold a party in their home studio

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Do It For Love

First new work in six years. Todd Rundgren guests

Cave In - Antenna

Massachusetts noiseniks' major label debut

Hanin Elias - No Games No Fun

Second solo outing from Atari Teenage Riot singer features J Mascis, Alec Empire and Alex (...

Rock & Roll Animal

Fourth album proves crowning glory of Detroit duo's meteoric career to date

Draw - Simple To Severe

Debut from promising Scots indie-rockers

The Cansecos

Lo-fi avant-pop from Canadian duo

Vendetta Red - Between The Never And The Now

Major label debut of grandiose Seattle-based punks

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A garage rock round-up: Ty Segall! Meatbodies! Wand! King Gizzard! Cool Ghouls!


By its very nature, garage rock can be a trashy, erratic business - inevitable given the unbridled spontaneity it privileges. One of the many amazing things about Ty Segall and the ever-expanding circle of artists around him, however, is how they've found a way of adding consistency to the...