Music Reviews

The Walkabouts - Watermarks: Selected Songs 1991-2001

Decade-spanning compilation of Chris Eckman and Carla Torgerson's alt.country trailblazers

Back From Heaven

Definitive collection honouring late rap pioneer

The Human League

The first two albums from Sheffield's poppiest electro pioneers, now remastered

Tremeloes - Marmalade

Deep baroque pop from '60s stalwarts and psych-pop from Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Glaswegians

The Pretty Things

Not especially distinguished albums reissued

Fred Frith

Re-releases of solo outings by prodigious ex-Henry Cow guitarist

Shooting Star

The Big Star flew solo, jumped back to his Southern roots, then went live in London

Jimmy Scott - Falling In Love Is Wonderful

First proper release in 40 years for landmark in American popular singing

Harry Nilsson - The Point

Fairytale concept album from 1970 that evolved into first feature-length, made-for-TV animated...

Soft Machine - Backwards

Six previously unreleased demos from era of Volume Two (1969) and Third (1970)

Various Artists - When The Sun Goes Down Vols 1-4

An exploration of rock'n'roll's roots, spanning 1926 to 1955

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - The Best Of...

Cherry-picked selection from original Mac man who had the blues word perfect

Hank Williams - Come September

Portrait of a tragic country genius

The Yardbirds - Little Games

Top-notch 1967 reissue plus zany studio and BBC sessions

Turbonegro

Saucy punk-metal benchmarks from '96 and '98

Mouse On Mars - Rost Pocks—The EP Collection

Collection of early work from German techno duo

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Funk-rock archaeology, with extra tracks and liner notes by Flea

Ether Madness

Re-release of first four albums from missing link between Banshees and Valentines, remastered by...

Blitzkrieg Flop

Flaky, star-studded homage to the late, great Joey, Dee Dee and Da Brudders

Sex'n'Sax Machine

Unmissable reissue of No Wave don's two 1979 albums on one CD

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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...