Music Reviews

WILD BEASTS - SMOTHER

WILD BEASTS - SMOTHERLake District romantics embark on their third great adventure...

Club Uncut @ The Great Escape: Alela Diane/ The Secret Sisters/ Olof Arnalds/ Jo Bartlett, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, May 14 2011

Club Uncut’s final night in Brighton can’t quite match the high of Josh T. Pearson’s performance on...

Club Uncut @ The Great Escape: Villagers/ Josh T. Pearson/ Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou/ Dean McPhee, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, May 13 2011

“I’m tired,” Josh T. Pearson says. “It’s been a long life. I don’t even know what day of the week...

Club Uncut @ The Great Escape: Gang Gang Dance/ Babe, Terror/ Alexander Tucker, Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, May 12, 2011

As the first night of Club Uncut’s annual seaside trip to Brighton’s Great Escape festival comes to...

JOHN MARTYN - HEAVEN AND EARTH

JOHN MARTYN - HEAVEN AND EARTHThe big man’s final, posthumous album...

KATE BUSH - DIRECTOR'S CUT

KATE BUSH - DIRECTOR'S CUTKate redux! Intriguing edits of her ’80s/’90s output...

OKKERVIL RIVER - I AM VERY FAR

OKKERVIL RIVER - I AM VERY FARWill Sheff’s apocalypse! Raucous, anthemic and their best album yet...

FLEET FOXES - HELPLESSNESS BLUES

FLEET FOXES - HELPLESSNESS BLUESSweet folk, baroque pop and free jazz! Robin Pecknold weighs his emotional baggage on beautiful...

PANDA BEAR - TOMBOY

PANDA BEAR - TOMBOYAway, again, from Animal Collective – and into a world of rapture, reveries, and great washes of...

EMMYLOU HARRIS - HARD BARGAIN

EMMYLOU HARRIS - HARD BARGAINBleak, doubtful and largely self-penned. Back to the music that made her...

TV ON THE RADIO - NINE TYPES OF LIGHT

TV ON THE RADIO - NINE TYPES OF LIGHTDavid Sitek and co decamp to LA, hot-rodding their arch art-rock with sunny celebration and West...

BOB DYLAN - IN CONCERT: BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 1963

BOB DYLAN - IN CONCERT: BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 1963Long-lost document of the pre-fame Bob: even then, a mercurial live performer...

BILL CALLAHAN - APOCALYPSE

BILL CALLAHAN - APOCALYPSEMean, whimsical, portentous, playful… It’s complicated...

RADIOHEAD - THE KING OF LIMBS

RADIOHEAD - THE KING OF LIMBSThom Yorke and co bring timely, retro magic to their latest releaseThe most enjoyable consequence...

TRAFFIC - JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE DELUXE EDITION

TRAFFIC - JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE DELUXE EDITIONWinwood and pals’ pastoral funk apogee, remastered...

JOSH T PEARSON - LAST OF THE COUNTRY GENTLEMEN

JOSH T PEARSON - LAST OF THE COUNTRY GENTLEMENLift To Experience man goes solo. Bleakly brilliant...

THE UNTHANKS - LAST

THE UNTHANKS - LASTThe Northumbrian five-piece shatter folk’s borders, as this expansive yet austere fourth proves...

THE STROKES - ANGLES

THE STROKES - ANGLESNew York’s finest finally get back to work, with excellent results...

QUEEN - THE FIRST FIVE ALBUMS

QUEEN - THE FIRST FIVE ALBUMSRegal treasures of The People’s Band. Scoff at your peril...

PRIMAL SCREAM - SCREAMADELICA

PRIMAL SCREAM - SCREAMADELICAStill astonishing 20 years on...

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Editor's Letter

White Fence, OOIOO, Ty Segall, other stuff...


One of the many privileges and occasional disorientations of working for a monthly music mag is that we hear some music so far ahead of release that it can be easy to forget when the albums actually come out. So while the world of Ty Segall-related projects might have moved on...