Music Reviews

NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING' BIRDS

NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING' BIRDSHigh-altitude birds; mid-tempo songs. So that’s Liam 1, Noel 0...

BJORK - BIOPHILIA

BJORK - BIOPHILIAApp-loaded mother of all concept albums from Icelandic myth-maker...

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN - REISSUES

THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN - REISSUESAll six studio albums reissued, with many extras...

NIRVANA - NEVERMIND (REISSUE)

NIRVANA - NEVERMIND (REISSUE)The album that spray-painted the mainstream, now expanded to five discs...

WILCO - THE WHOLE LOVE

WILCO - THE WHOLE LOVESelf-released, and self-assured. Tweedy and co’s redemptive return.

THE JAYHAWKS - MOCKINGBIRD TIME

THE JAYHAWKS - MOCKINGBIRD TIMEMelancholy reunion for alt.country pioneers...

THE SMITHS - COMPLETE

THE SMITHS - COMPLETEYou've got everything now. The albums and more, remastered.

LAURA MARLING - A CREATURE I DON'T KNOW

LAURA MARLING - A CREATURE I DON'T KNOWA prodigious talent finds new intensity on her third album

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - WINTERLAND

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - WINTERLANDThree San Franciscan nights with Jimi in October ’68

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM: SEEDS WE SOW

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM: SEEDS WE SOWThe Mac maverick goes his own way, again. Lush and reflective...

THROWING MUSES - ANTHOLOGY

THROWING MUSES - ANTHOLOGYTwenty-one track monument to the Muses, with bonus disc of b-sides...

GENE CLARK: TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY

GENE CLARK: TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORYAt last: the fallen Byrd’s flawed classic, remastered...

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS: MIRROR TRAFFIC

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS: MIRROR TRAFFICThe cryptic professor of American indie leads his Jicks to a fifth...

SCREAMING TREES - LAST WORDS: THE FINAL RECORDINGS

SCREAMING TREES - LAST WORDS: THE FINAL RECORDINGSLate ’90s testament from grunge’s nearly men...

GRANDADDY - THE SOPHTWARE SLUMP 2000

GRANDADDY - THE SOPHTWARE SLUMP 2000Californians’ millennial angst, deluxed...

MADELEINE PEYROUX - STANDING ON THE ROOFTOP

MADELEINE PEYROUX - STANDING ON THE ROOFTOPSpartan but rewarding collection from the flighty New York chanteuse...

LEON RUSSELL - THE BEST OF

LEON RUSSELL - THE BEST OFTop-drawer retrospective from the super-sessioneer turned solo great...

TANGERINE DREAM - ZEIT REISSUE

TANGERINE DREAM - ZEIT REISSUEGerman synth explorers’ third goes beyond space-rock to ponder the nature of eternity itself...

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT - HOUSE OF RUFUS

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT - HOUSE OF RUFUSHis entire output, plus bountiful extras, all in – what else? – a beautiful, blood-red velvet box...

THE HORRORS - SKYING

THE HORRORS - SKYINGUp, up and away! Epic art-rock set from outsider heroes...

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Editor's Letter

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...