Music Reviews

Monade - Socialisme Ou Barbarie

Debut solo album from Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier

Jon Langford And His Sadies - Mayors Of The Moon

Whichever way you slice it, this is a banker. Langford's recent rollicksome rip-'em-ups with The...

New York punk trio surpass media hype with cataclysmic debut

Laura Veirs - Troubled By The Fire

If Gillian Welch floats your boat, chances are Laura Veirs will, too, though her take on homespun...

This Month In Americana

Sublime second LP from Chicago quartet

The Screamin' Stukas - 'Lotta Rhythm

Rock revelry with a Scandinavian twist

Belated CD release of 2001 Internet-only 'comeback' album

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

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Very taken with Africa Express' version of "In C", by Terry Riley, this week. I have a few takes on the piece (50 years old this month, incidentally), the latest being one by Portishead's Adrian Utley from a couple of years back, though I still probably default to what I think is the original...