Music Reviews

Dayna Kurtz - Postcards From Downtown

Powerful debut after a decade's tough luck from hard-bitten New Jersey singer-songwriter

Psychedelicacies

Lazer-Guided Melodies for the laptop generation

Gary Numan - Hybrid

Double album of new songs plus remixes of old stuff from Sugababes' sugar daddy

Jimi Tenor - Higher Planes

Accomplished seventh album from Finnish multi-instrumentalist

DJ Muggs - Dust

Debut solo album from erstwhile Cypress Hill producer

Smallville - Eastwest

The fastest-growing TV show in the US, wherein tales of a young Superman are accompanied by a radio...

Chicago - Epic

Sometimes you just have to hand it to the mainstream. Chicago is a riot as a big glossy movie (...

More Music From 8 Mile - Interscope

The soundtrack from Eminem's gamble-that-paid-off movie has done so well that second helpings have...

This Month In Soundtracks

DA Pennebaker, that eminent celluloid chronicler of live rock (Don't Look Back, Down From The...

Enrico Rava & Stefano Bollani - Montreal Diary B

Capricious duets from two top players

Peter Bolland - Frame

Alt.country debut with southern California leanings

Beans - Tomorrow Right Now

Anti-Pop rapper goes solo

Doyle Bramhall - Fitchburg Street

Stevie Ray's soul brother still going strong

James Luther Dickinson - Free Beer Tomorrow

Thirty years on, Memphis giant releases sophomore solo album

The Halcyon Band - Sirocco

Northern rock alliance have Love on their minds

Crazy Paving

Ex-Pavement kingpin condenses decades of rock'n'roll lunacy into one uneasy capsule

Loudbomb - Long Playing Grooves

Bob Mould alter-ego gets heavy on the dancefloor

Danny Barnes & Thee Old Codgers - Things I Done Wrong

Singer in Texas punk bluegrass band The Bad Livers in strong new start. Bill Frisell guests, Marc...

Alan Moore And Tim Perkins - Snakes And Ladders

Magickal creation theory in latest music-backed spoken words from comics king

Robin Gibb - Magnet

The avant-garde Bee Gee goes boldly into the realms of R&B

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Editor's Letter

"Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye": Cosimo Matassa 1926-2014


Among my post last week, I received a nice care package from Ace Records that included one quite weird Duke Ellington album ("My People"); Volume 3 of their "Where Country Meets Soul" series (I cannot recommend Ralph ''Soul'' Jackson's version of ''Jambalaya'' highly enough); and, maybe best of...