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Southpaw - Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture Album Review Album Review

Southpaw, a film directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Jake Gyllenhall that tells the story...


Various Artists - Pitch Perfect 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Review Album Review

After the success of the first 'Pitch Perfect' and, more specifically, the 'Cup' song, the...


Various artists - Walls Have Ears: 21 Years Of Wall Of Sound Album Review Album Review

Label retrospectives are not without a degree of risk: it's easy for compilers to fall...


Various Artists - Magic Bus: 3CDs Of Huge Hits From The Hippie Trail Album Review Album Review

Well, it does exactly what it says on the box. The 57 tracks on this...


Various Artists - Kitsune New Faces 2 Album Review Album Review

The deal hasn't changed: the world's best known couture indie label is still releasing everything...


Various Artists - House Couture mixed by Terence:Terry Album Review Album Review

Anyone can do mixtape, right? All sounds so easy: a few audio files, your free...


Various Artists - BBC Radio 2 Sounds Of The 80s: Unique Covers Of Classic Hits Album Review

It's nearly Christmas, that time of year when the music industry deems it acceptable to...


Various Artists - Now That's What I Call Legends Album Review Album Review

'Now That's What I Call...' have finally jumped on the Christmas bandwagon by releasing a...


Various Artists - BBC Radio 1's the Nixtape Album Review Album Review

For our American readers, no, that's not a typo. 'The Nixtape' is a regular feature...


Various Artists - Xtra Mile High Club Volume 5: Smokin' (Signed Vs Unsigned) Album Review Album Review

It is rare that we see record labels actually bother to put any effort at...


Various Artists - The Giver: Music Collection Album Review Album Review

As someone who's long been a fan of the book, to see 'The Giver' movie...


Various Artists - Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game Album Review Album Review

It makes absolute logical sense for any company to want to be affiliated with the...


Various Artists - Kitsune America 3 Album Review Album Review

Given their heritage, it would be easy to assume that Gallic fashion house Kitsuné would...


Various Artists - Bob Dylan In The Eighties: Volume One Album Review Album Review

Producers Jesse Lauter and Sean O'Brien's pet project for ATO Records, 'Bob Dylan In The...


College Radio Day Volume 2 Album Review Album Review

On their 1985 minor hit 'Left of the Dial', The Replacements sang their ode to...


Various Artists - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty OST Album Review Album Review

What with 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' not being released until Boxing Day and...


Various artists - Way to Blue: The Songs of Nick Drake Album Review Album Review

As well as being the name of a Nick Drake song and a best of...


Various Artists - The Great Gatsby OST Album Review Album Review

The Great Gatsby movie may not have received universal praise and critical acclaim since its...


Various Artists - Renaissance: The Mix Collection; Tale of Us Album Review Album Review

The compilation CD is something of a dying art form nowadays, replaced instead with Soundcloud...


Various Artists - 'Dermot O'Leary Presents The Saturday Sessions 2013' Album Review Album Review

Using a tried-and-tested formula of acoustic versions and covers, this most recent instalment of the...


Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Various Artists Album Review Album Review

Well, this is the soundtrack to a western, but it's also the soundtrack to the...


Various Artists - Les Miserables: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Review Album Review

From one end of the internet to the other, review upon review of this collection...


Various Artists - Montreal Bass Culture Vol. 1 Album Review Album Review

Imitation: that sincerest form of flattery, or so they say. Normally, this means that the...


Various Artists - Christmas Rules Album Review Album Review

It's the most wonderful time of the year. That guy from the first series of...


Various Artists - Annie Mac Presents 2012 Album review Album Review

As the face and voice of Radio One's more cutting edge dance grooves, Annie Mac...


Various Artists - Rough Trade Shops: Bella Union 15 Album Review Album Review

While the major record labels have been in financial decline for over a decade now,...


Various Artists - Late Night Tales: Metronomy Compilation - Album Review Album Review

Following in the footsteps of the likes of Belle & Sebastian, The Cinematic Orchestra and...


Various Artists - Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1-4 Album Review Album Review

Hit Television series Sons of Anarchy has everything; countless complicated and fascinating characters, interwoven plot...


Various Artists - Isles Of Wonder Album Review

Isles Of Wonder is somewhat of an oddity. It's a soundtrack to a Danny Boyle...


Various Artists - Communion: New Faces Album Review

The broad church that supports the collective assembly of Communion Records was only formed 6...


Various Artists - Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac Album Review

Tribute albums are often considered musical minefields. All too often, a collection of a band's...


Various Artists - Modular Presents: Leave Them All Behind 4 Album Review

Sydney based independent Modular Recordings have been one of the most forward thinking labels on...


Various Artists - The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond Album Review

For the cynical music fan, there's much to be suspicious of when looking at The...


Various Artists - SID Chip Sounds: The Music Of The Commodore 64 Album Review

If, like me, you were a child of the 1970s, it's likely that your first...


Various Artists - Songs Of Anarchy: Music From Sons Of Anarchy Seasons 1-4 Album Review

If ever there was a title that told you what you were getting, this is...


Various Artists - Manchester Music For Kosovo Album Review

There's no disputing the musical brilliance that Manchester has born unto the world; The Smiths,...


Various Artists - New Heavy Sounds Volume 2 Album Review

Sadly, it is not at all uncommon to hear some out of touch oik of...


Various Artists - Rough Trade Shops Electronic 11 Album Review

2011, the year the guitar became redundant. Or at least that's what the doom mongers...


Various Artists - Northern Star Presents Revolution In Sound II Album Review

There is nothing like a mad, loud compilation to warm us all up through this...


Various Artists - Movement 1977-1979: BBC Radio 1 Peel Sessions Album Review

John Peel's revered Radio 1 show pushed boundaries: it played music no other programme (or...


Various Artists - American Anthems 2 Album Review

Due for release on November 14 through Sony Music, 'American Anthems 2' is a 58...


Various Artists - R&S Records - IOTDXI Album Review

The global recession, environmental disaster and the battery life of the iPhone 4S - none...


Various Artists - Johnny Boy Would Love This: A Tribute To John Martyn Album Review

You're a revered folk musician with a wonderful back catalogue. You tragically passed away back...


Various Artists - The Jam Files: Past Present Future Album Review

This compilation by long-running German dance label Peppermint Jam features three discs, labelled 'Past', 'Present',...


Various Artists - Rave On Buddy Holly Album Review

Rather than a clever name for a new band or album (which would work quite...


Various Artists - Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Soundtrack Album Review

It seems apt that for the latest instalment of a franchise based on metal objects...


Various Artists - Brew Records Split 10" EP Review

This 10" vinyl release by Leeds-based Brew Records features four tracks, all of them new:...


Various Artists - Trentemoller's Late Night Tales Album Review

Dane Ander Trentemoller created a minor stir in electronica circles with his 2006 debut The...


Various Artists - Showcase: Independent Sounds of Yorkshire and Humber Album Review

Let's start with some good news: this compilation contains precisely no second-rate Arctic Monkey pastiches....


Various Artists - Raise The Bar Album Review

We all know that records for charity will sell. They are usually performed by well...


Various Artists - Watch The Closing Doors: A History of New York's Musical Melting Pot - (Compiled by Kris Needs) Album Review

Fresh of the back of the Dirty Water compilation series Kris Needs takes on his...


Various Artists - Kris Needs presents Dirty Water II: The Birth of Punk Attitude Album Review

Dirty Water II: The Birth of Punk Attitude is the follow-up to last year's Dirty...


Various Artists - Brit Awards 2011 Album Review

With three albums worth of music, there is certainly a lot to get your teeth...


Various Artists - Midlake's Late Night Tales Album Review

There's always been the feeling that the Late Night Tales series was more one for...


Various Artists - 37th State Album Review

There is no denying the influence of afrobeat currently in modern music. This sound born...


Various Artists - Gnomeo & Juliet, Film Soundtrack Album Review

There is no denying that Gnomeo & Juliet has been quite successful at the box...


Various Artists - Leader of the Starry Skies: A Tribute to Tim Smith (Songbook 1) Album Review

For those of you unaware of the criminally underrated genius of Tim Smith, he has...


Various Artists - Herv' Presents: Cheap Thrills Volume 2 Album Review

Herve releases 'Cheap Thrills Volume 2' on his label Cheap Thrills highlighting contemporary, cutting edge,...


Various Artists - Woolly Jumpers Album Review

Woolly Jumpers is an appropriately named album, and not just because it's a compilation of...


Various Artists - Matador Today (2008-2010) Album Review

Pavement. Mission of Burma. Guided By Voices. Yo La Tengo. Sonic Youth. These are bands...


Various Artists - We Were So Turned On: A Tribute To David Bowie Album Review

The influence of David Bowie on popular culture and music shows no sign of abating,...


Various Artists - Vampire Diaries: Original Television Soundtrack Album Review

While the teenage vampire programme and film makers are in total overdrive to fulfil the...


Various Artists - Kris Needs presents...Dirty Water: The Birth of Punk Attitude Album Review

There have been numerous punk compilations doing the rounds since time immemorial, so this would...


Various Artists - Disco Fever Album Review

Disco is the genre of music we all hear towards the end of the night...


Various Artists - Black Hole: Jon Savage presents Californian Punk 1977-1980 Album Review

As the undisputed expert on the origins of Punk Rock in the UK not to...


Various Artists - BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge Volume 5 Album Review

The fifth and most recent annual compilation of recordings from BBC Radio One's Live Lounge...


Various Artists - Bustin' Out 1983, New Wave To New Beat Album Review

Bustin' Out 1983 is the third release in a series of compilations exploring the diverse...


Various Artists - New Heavy Sounds Volume One Album Review

At some point in the last few years, metal seems to have succeeded in clawing...


Various Artists - Dermot O'Leary Presents The Saturday Sessions Album Review

Everyone loves a good compilation, don't they? Step forward good old Dermot O'Leary with an...


Various Artists - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Album Review

As far as movie sagas are concerned, Twilight has got to be right up there...


Various Artists - Bustin' Out (New Wave To New Beat: The Post Punk Era 1979-1981) Album Review

The time period may be just slightly before my time, but that doesn't mean that...


Various Artists - Flip Skateboards Presents... Extremely Sorry Album Review

Review of Flip Skateboards Presents... Extremely Sorry OSTFlip Skateboards Presents...... Lemmy Kilminster (Motorhead), Dave Lombardo...


Various Artists - An Taobh Tuathail Album Review

Review of the compilation album An Taobh Tuathail released through Psychonavigation Records.'An Taobh Tuathail' is...


Various Artists - Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen' Soundtrack Review Album Review

Review of Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen' soundtrack featuring Various Artists.It doesn't seem long ago...


Various Artists - The Mules present, Pick Your Own Album Review

Various, The Mules presentPick Your OwnAlbum Review As the London scene splinters into numerous different...


Various Artists - Vintage Grooves, FUNK Volume 1 Album Review

Vintage GroovesFUNK Volume 1Album ReviewIt's nice to see the spirit of funk is still alive...


Various Artists - Bridge School Collection Vol 2 Album Review

Various Artists Bridge School Collection Vol 2 Album Review The Bridge School Benefit is an...


Various Artists - Thom Holmes Top 10 albums of 2006. Feature

Right then…favourite albums of the year. Where to start? Well actually, I know exactly where...


Various Artists - Ben Davis' Top 10 Albums of 2006 Feature

Well, here we are, at the end of another year, the rise of the MOR...


Various Artists - Mike Rea's, Top 12 albums of the year 2006 Feature

2006 - Top 12Mike Rea's top 12 albums of the year.Every year, it gets harder...


Various Artists - The World Is Gone Album Review

VariousThe World Is GoneAlbum ReviewVarious couldn't be more aptly named, for while there is the...


Various Artists - Full Metal Garage Album Review

Various Artists "Full Metal Garage"The Songs that Drove MetallicaAlbum ReviewA relatively uncommon concept this really...


Various Artists - Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited Album Review

Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited Various Album ReviewA tribute album is always a thorny prospect, most of...


Various Artists - Dream Brother Album Review

Artist - Various ArtistsAlbum - Dream Brother - The Songs of Tim and Jeff BuckleyLabel...


Various Artists - Gatecrasher Classics 2 Album

Various Artists'Gatecrasher Classics 2'Released Ministry of Sound, Nov 21st •)"Gatecrasher was to trance what...


Various Artists - My Awesome Compilation - Actions Album Review

My Awesome Compilation - Actions Album Review My Awesome Compilation; Actions (Sore Point Records 08/08/05) Pedestrian emo...


Various Artists - 12"/80s/2 Album Review


Various Artists - Hip Hop Box Set Album


Kisstory - Dance Classics Album Review

Kisstory Dance Classics Wave Your Arms In The Air......If names such as Shelly's, Orbit or...


Various - TombRaider Soundrack Album Review


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