Music Reviews

Club Uncut @ The Great Escape: Alela Diane/ The Secret Sisters/ Olof Arnalds/ Jo Bartlett, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, May 14 2011

Club Uncut’s final night in Brighton can’t quite match the high of Josh T. Pearson’s performance on...

Club Uncut @ The Great Escape: Villagers/ Josh T. Pearson/ Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou/ Dean McPhee, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, May 13 2011

“I’m tired,” Josh T. Pearson says. “It’s been a long life. I don’t even know what day of the week...

Club Uncut @ The Great Escape: Gang Gang Dance/ Babe, Terror/ Alexander Tucker, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, May 12, 2011

As the first night of Club Uncut’s annual seaside trip to Brighton’s Great Escape festival comes to...

JOHN MARTYN - HEAVEN AND EARTH

JOHN MARTYN - HEAVEN AND EARTHThe big man’s final, posthumous album...

KATE BUSH - DIRECTOR'S CUT

KATE BUSH - DIRECTOR'S CUTKate redux! Intriguing edits of her ’80s/’90s output...

OKKERVIL RIVER - I AM VERY FAR

OKKERVIL RIVER - I AM VERY FARWill Sheff’s apocalypse! Raucous, anthemic and their best album yet...

FLEET FOXES - HELPLESSNESS BLUES

FLEET FOXES - HELPLESSNESS BLUESSweet folk, baroque pop and free jazz! Robin Pecknold weighs his emotional baggage on beautiful...

PANDA BEAR - TOMBOY

PANDA BEAR - TOMBOYAway, again, from Animal Collective – and into a world of rapture, reveries, and great washes of...

EMMYLOU HARRIS - HARD BARGAIN

EMMYLOU HARRIS - HARD BARGAINBleak, doubtful and largely self-penned. Back to the music that made her...

TV ON THE RADIO - NINE TYPES OF LIGHT

TV ON THE RADIO - NINE TYPES OF LIGHTDavid Sitek and co decamp to LA, hot-rodding their arch art-rock with sunny celebration and West...

BOB DYLAN - IN CONCERT: BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 1963

BOB DYLAN - IN CONCERT: BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 1963Long-lost document of the pre-fame Bob: even then, a mercurial live performer...

BILL CALLAHAN - APOCALYPSE

BILL CALLAHAN - APOCALYPSEMean, whimsical, portentous, playful… It’s complicated...

RADIOHEAD - THE KING OF LIMBS

RADIOHEAD - THE KING OF LIMBSThom Yorke and co bring timely, retro magic to their latest releaseThe most enjoyable consequence...

TRAFFIC - JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE DELUXE EDITION

TRAFFIC - JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE DELUXE EDITIONWinwood and pals’ pastoral funk apogee, remastered...

JOSH T PEARSON - LAST OF THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN

JOSH T PEARSON - LAST OF THE COUNTRY GENTLEMENLift To Experience man goes solo. Bleakly brilliant...

THE UNTHANKS - LAST

THE UNTHANKS - LASTThe Northumbrian five-piece shatter folk’s borders, as this expansive yet austere fourth proves...

THE STROKES - ANGLES

THE STROKES - ANGLESNew York’s finest finally get back to work, with excellent results...

QUEEN - THE FIRST FIVE ALBUMS

QUEEN - THE FIRST FIVE ALBUMSRegal treasures of The People’s Band. Scoff at your peril...

PRIMAL SCREAM - SCREAMADELICA

PRIMAL SCREAM - SCREAMADELICAStill astonishing 20 years on...

REM - COLLAPSE INTO NOW

REM - COLLAPSE INTO NOWSounding more like themselves again...

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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...