Music Reviews

Prince Buster - Fabulous Greatest Hits

Crown Prince of ska's classic collection gets reissued with bonus tracks as a prelude to...

Uneasy Listening

Remastered 24-CD box set of live performances by establishment-baiting avant-noise terrorists

Doom With A View

Full-scale album reissue programme of Sheffield electronicists' 1979-82 output, before they signed...

U-Roy - Various Artists

Jamaican superstar DJ and his UK peers

Bill Withers

Seminal soul man, best known for "Ain't No Sunshine", "Lean On Me" and "Lovely Day", back in print

Kid Loco - Another Late Night

Inveterate remixer (Pulp, St Etienne, Talvin Singh) chills out with some downtempo classics

Various Artists - Commercial Break

Diverse 49-track, two-CD collection of songs that have been used on TV ads

Badfinger - Head First

Ill-starred, Badfinger's final album before guitarist/vocalist Pete Ham's suicide was designed to...

John Martyn - Solid Air—Classics Revisited

Don't be misled by the title. This is not Martyn's classic 1973 album Solid Air, but a best-of that...

Peggy Lee - The Complete Capitol Small Group Transcriptions

Three-CD discovery from original Queen of Cool

Various Artists - Aktion Mekanik

Compilation of hardcore electro and New Beat from Belgium-based label

Jerry Lee Lewis

The Killer's country comeback years on 28-track twofer

Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe

Indie landmark gets elaborate two-CD reissue

Various Artists - The Wild Bunch

Typical set by the '80s Bristol sound system that predated Massive Attack, mixed by original DJ Milo

Dandies Of The Underground

Comprehensive collection of Philly pop-soul boys, fronted by Todd Rundgren, who looked to Swinging...

Various Artists - Platinum Soul Legends 1960-1975

Strong across-the-board selection of soul classics

A Boy's Own Story

Pick'n'mix four-CD retrospective from original '80s New Popsters, including demos, remixes,...

The Sunshine Company - The Blades Of Grass

The Blades Of Grass ARE NOT FOR SMOKING REV-OLA West Coast ex-folksters The Sunshine Company just...

Laika - Lost In Space: Volume One 1993-2002

Double retrospective featuring rarities/outtakes disc

Big Brother And The Holding Company

'Frisco hippies who survived the '60s and still go back there for a living

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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...