Music Reviews

ELBOW - BUILD A ROCKET BOYS!

ELBOW - BUILD A ROCKET BOYS!Garvey & co’s fifth LP is a work of hymnal beauty...

TIM BUCKLEY - TIM BUCKLEY DELUXE EDITION

TIM BUCKLEY - TIM BUCKLEY DELUXE EDITIONTroubadour’s fine debut, with unheard demos...

BEADY EYE - DIFFERENT GEAR, STILL SPEEDING

BEADY EYE - DIFFERENT GEAR, STILL SPEEDINGLiam Gallagher’s bunker mentality bears fruit on post-Oasis debut...

GIL SCOTT-HERON & JAMIE T - WE'RE NEW HERE

GIL SCOTT-HERON & JAMIE T - WE'RE NEW HEREPutney prodigy remodels the jazz-soul veteran’s 2010 album. Result? A raw, stripped-down triumph...

THE LOW ANTHEM - SMART FLESH

THE LOW ANTHEM - SMART FLESHBeautifully muted follow-up to Oh My God, Charlie Darwin...

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS - GO GO BOOTS

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS - GO GO BOOTSThe Truckers’ ninth provides a country-soul twist in the tale...

GRUFF RHYS - HOTEL SHAMPOO

GRUFF RHYS - HOTEL SHAMPOOSFA man sees what condition his conditioner’s in...

Club Uncut: Hiss Golden Messenger - February 9, 2011

Hiss Golden Messenger Slaughtered Lamb, London “I’ll do my best to put you in a trance here,” says...

STRANGE POWERS - STEPHEN MERRIT & THE MAGNETIC FIELDS

STRANGE POWERS - STEPHEN MERRIT & THE MAGNETIC FIELDSThe quixotic songwriter, profiled in relentless close-up...

PJ HARVEY - LET ENGLAND SHAKE

PJ HARVEY - LET ENGLAND SHAKEPolly Harvey shifts from the personal to the national...

MUSIC DVD: LEMMY

MUSIC DVD: LEMMYHard shell, soft centre: the Motörhead man laid bare in warts’n’all doc… well almost...

GREGG ALLMAN - LOW COUNTRY BLUES

GREGG ALLMAN - LOW COUNTRY BLUESBig, back-to-roots comeback with T Bone Burnett supervising...

EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND - THE HARVEST YEARS 1969 - 1973

EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND - THE HARVEST YEARS 1969 - 1973Out, hippies, out! Four CD set captures the righteous, blues-rocking anger of Warwickshire’s...

JOAN AS POLICEWOMAN - THE DEEP FIELD

JOAN AS POLICEWOMAN - THE DEEP FIELDGoodbye heartache, hello fun – and the rich, warm vibes of ’70s soul...

THE FUGS - TENDERNESS JUNCTION/IT CRAWLED INTO MY HAND, HONEST

THE FUGS - TENDERNESS JUNCTION/IT CRAWLED INTO MY HAND, HONESTUnderground, overground: two subversive major label salvos from New York’s folk-punk-poets. Of...

WIRE - RED BARKED TREE

WIRE - RED BARKED TREESubversion, great tunes and swelling guitars: art-rock theorists return to the source material...

THE DECEMBERISTS - THE KING IS DEAD

THE DECEMBERISTS - THE KING IS DEADUplifting, melodic sixth is the Portland, Oregon conceptualists’ most immediate work...

HANK WILLIAMS - THE COMPLETE MOTHER'S BEST COLLECTION... PLUS

HANK WILLIAMS - THE COMPLETE MOTHER'S BEST COLLECTION... PLUSSelf-raising sand! Staggering 16-disc time capsule, featuring 72 complete radio shows, all...

LAMBCHOP - NIXON & IS A WOMAN DELUXE EDITIONS

LAMBCHOP - NIXON & IS A WOMAN DELUXE EDITIONSOne lush masterpiece, and its inscrutable follow-up, reissued with extras...

SUN CITY GIRLS - FUNERAL MARIACHI

SUN CITY GIRLS - FUNERAL MARIACHITheir final album, but a great introduction to a world of esoteric, hallucinatory music...

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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...