Music Reviews

Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur

Kathleen Edwards - VoyageurThe Canadian went looking for a new producer. What she found, on her fourth album, was love.

Throbbing Gristle: the industrial pioneers, reissued

Throbbing Gristle: the industrial pioneers, reissuedTheir unsavoury reputation precedes them, but the photo of Throbbing Gristle on the sleeve of...

This One’s For Him - A Tribute To Guy Clark

This One’s For Him - A Tribute To Guy ClarkAll-star cap-doffer to one of the uncrowned kings of American roots...

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake: 12 Short Films By Seamus Murphy

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake: 12 Short Films By Seamus MurphyOn the generally acclaimed Let England Shake, Harvey gave her music a bony, volkish edge, flaying...

Paul McCartney - Kisses On The Bottom

Paul McCartney - Kisses On The BottomSir Paul’s romantic, (and loving) take on standards...

Black Power Mixtape

Black Power MixtapeBlack America’s militant years, captured on rediscovered Swedish documentaries. Right on!

Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob Dylan

Chimes Of Freedom - The Songs Of Bob DylanCollection of covers of Bob songs; some good, some not so good.

Calexico - Selections From Road Atlas 1998-2011

Calexico - Selections From Road Atlas 1998-2011A fine digest of Calexico in a handsome, limited edition box set...

Pearl Jam Twenty

Pearl Jam TwentyCameron Crowe's feature length documentary celebrates the grunge legends...

Cabaret Voltaire - Johnny Yesno Redux

Cabaret Voltaire - Johnny Yesno ReduxCabaret Voltaire's Steel City noir, now rewired with extras...

Public Image Limited - the complete reissues

Public Image Limited - the complete reissuesJohn Lydon's post-Pistols back catalogue re-released...

The Blues Accordin' To Lightnin' Hopkins

The Blues Accordin' To Lightnin' HopkinsIntimate portrait of a legendary bluesman...

Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas

Leonard Cohen - Old IdeasHis first studio album for eight years finds Cohen addressing waning physical powers and moral...

Johnny Cash - Bootleg Vol.3: Live Around The World

Johnny Cash - Bootleg Vol.3: Live Around The WorldThe man in black takes it to the masses across three decades and two CDs...

Dave Davies - Hidden Treasures

Dave Davies - Hidden TreasuresWhatever it was meant to be, it wasn’t fun. In the closing years of the 1960s, the Kinks’ managers...

Rolling Stones - Some Girls Live In Texas

Rolling Stones - Some Girls Live In TexasIt’s 1978 and the Rolling Stones have just left the soggy vagueness of their mid-70s career behind...

The Who - Quadrophenia Director's Cut

The Who - Quadrophenia Director's CutHaul out the Vespa! Jimmy the Mod rides again on two and five CD reissues of Townshend’s 1973...

White Denim - Last Day Of Summer

White Denim - Last Day Of SummerWhite Denim, as their frenetic live shows would suggest, are not a band much given to idling. Last...

Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full Eyes

Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full EyesIt didn’t require a telescope to spot Craig Finn’s first solo record glinting on the horizon. The...

Talking Heads - Chronology

Talking Heads - Chronology“David Byrne, all neurasthenic nettles pointing inward. He looked like someone who’d just OD’d on...

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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...