Music Reviews

Strings Of Desire

First solo album in a decade from world's most famous producer

Pillows & Prayers - Cherry Red

Shoehorned onto this page because there's now a parallel DVD, which means this compilation of...

Chick Flicks: The Sequel - Warner

Not a genre Uncut features heavily, but the previous volume was one of the biggest-selling...

This Month In Soundtracks

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

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Editor's Letter

D'Angelo's "Black Messiah": some first thoughts


When Thom Yorke sneaked out his new solo album a few months back, I managed to hold out for 66 hours before writing a review of "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes". Since waking up...