Music Reviews

MJ Cole - Cut To The Chase

Three years slaving away in a hot studio for UK garage man

Gold Chains - Young Miss America

Unlikely San Franciscan loverman's rap/electronica party

Venus Ray - The World Woke Up Without Me

Second from retrograde avant-pop Londoners

Simply Red - Home

Comeback attempt by Mr Hucknall with his first indie release in 20 years

Grand Popo - Football Club Shampoo Victims

Electro duo Ariel Wizman and Nicolas Errera bring fun back to French avant-disco with help from...

Jackie Leven - The Borderline, London

One of the oddest gigs I've seen in a long time. The weathered Leven sings mournful songs of loss...

Manchester Reunited

The homecoming Boy has come a long way

Motor Boys Motor

What's left of The MC5 kick out those jams again with help (and hindrance) from Dave Vanian, Ian...

Short Cuts

Also released this month...

Willie Nelson - Crazy: The Demo Sessions

Rough and heartfelt beginnings of legendary renegade

Morphine - The Best Of Morphine

Sixteen-track anthology of darkcore Boston trio, including previously unreleased tracks

The Carpenters - As Time Goes By

Unreleased gems from eccentric brother and sister combo

Roy Ayers - Destination Motherland: The Roy Ayers Anthology

Definitive two-CD, 33-track compilation of jazz-funk vibraphonist's finest moments

Rory Gallagher - Wheels Within Wheels

Much lamented Irish guitar hero's roots exposed

Heart - The Essential Heart

Double whammy from Seattle's multi-faceted finest

The Style Council - The Sound Of The Style Council

Best-of to mark 20th anniversary of Weller's experimental post-Jam outfit

Roxette - The Ballad Hits

Tear-streaked wonder from Abba's pop-rock progeny

Various Artists - Glass Onion:Songs Of The Beatles

Black artists reinterpret the Fabs

Townes Van Zandt - Absolutely Nothing

Posthumous live and studio collection from legendary Texan troubadour

Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy: The Best Of

Son of an Arkansas share-cropper made good

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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...