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The Good The Bad - From 001 to 004

The Good The Bad - From 001 to 004

Review of The Good The Bad's EP From 001 to 004Those who associate Denmark with the ambient noodling of Efterklang or Our Broken Garden had better start thinking again. Good Bad's press notes promise that...

Review posted on 27th January 2010

Bosque Brown - Baby

Bosque Brown - Baby

Review of Bosque Brown's album BabyIn a refreshingly idiosyncratic touch, it's unclear whether Bosque Brown is in fact Texan Mara Lee Miller's band, or alter-ego, or both. What is clear on the basis of 'Baby'...

Review posted on 12th January 2010

The Swell Season - Strict Joy

The Swell Season - Strict Joy

Review of The Swell Season's album Strict JoyWe didn't start off on the best of terms, me and Swell Season, or to describe it absolutely correctly me and their second album Strict Joy. To start...

Review posted on 10th December 2009

David Gray - Draw The Line

David Gray - Draw The Line

Review of David Gray's album Draw The LineEvery Glastonbury has that moment; the one in which opportunity is taken, a performance so beatific that in years to come it defines the event for that year....

Review posted on 2nd December 2009

Nancy Elizabeth - Wrought Iron

Nancy Elizabeth - Wrought Iron

Review of Nancy Elizabeth's album Wrought Iron released on The Leaf Label. The hey-nonny-nonny brigade haven't had it this good since the era of The Floral Dance and Pam Ayres. First beardy wizards Fleet Foxes...

Review posted on 16th November 2009

Skunk Anansie - Smashes and Trashes

Skunk Anansie - Smashes and Trashes

Review of Skunk Anansie's album Smashes and TrashesWhen I received Smashes & Trashes I have to admit that I wasn't sure whether a Skunk Anansie 'Greatest Hits' compilation was entirely warranted, but after research it...

Review posted on 9th November 2009

Tinariwen - Imidiwan: Companions

Tinariwen - Imidiwan: Companions

Review of Tinariwen's album Imidiwan: CompanionsStories of remarkable courage, determination and steadfastness are so commonplace amongst African musicians that it's hard not to take them at face value. By any standards however, the origins of...

Review posted on 29th October 2009

Mariachi el Bronx - Mariachi El Bronx

Mariachi el Bronx - Mariachi El Bronx

Review of Mariachi El Bronx's self-titled album At first it sounded like an idea as whacked out as Lady GaGa's chastity belt, but now fully realised it all makes sense; LA's The Bronx, indisputably one...

Review posted on 13th October 2009

Dialog - Run Silent, Run Deep

Dialog - Run Silent, Run Deep

Review of Dialog's album Run Silent, Run DeepRules of electronica # 14It's heresy NOT to worship at the altar of Computerworld, at least once a month.Rules of electronica # 15Facial hair is mandatory.Rules of electronica...

Review posted on 5th October 2009

Jet - Shaka Rock

Jet - Shaka Rock

Review of Jet's album Shaka RockSticking with a formula that works has never done their fellow countrymen AC/DC any harm, but after the commercially underwhelming second album Shine On, it looked like Aussie retro rockers...

Review posted on 17th September 2009

Jet
Pere Ubu - Long Live Pere Ubu with Sarah Jane Morris

Pere Ubu - Long Live Pere Ubu with Sarah Jane Morris

Review of Pere Ubu's album Long Live Pere Ubu with Sarah Jane MorrisA little history first. Pere Ubu formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1975 and along with fellow weirdists Devo - from neighbouring Akron -...

Review posted on 14th September 2009

Metronomy - Not Made For Love

Metronomy - Not Made For Love

Read our EP review of Not Made For Love from MetronomyLook, I like Hot Chip as much as he next guy. I thought that "We're Looking For a Lot of Love" proved once and for...

Review posted on 8th September 2009

Steely Dan - The Very Best Of

Steely Dan - The Very Best Of

Review of Steely Dan's album The Very Best OfYounger readers probably won't have heard the name Steely Dan (Appropriated from a sex toy featured in William Burroughs lysergic epic the Naked Lunch) - but they'll...

Review posted on 24th August 2009

Yousef - A Collection Of Scars And Situations

Yousef - A Collection Of Scars And Situations

Review of Yousef's album A Collection of Scars and Situations. I can't believe I managed to convince myself I ever liked music like this. Around the turn of the century - when infrequently I could...

Review posted on 13th August 2009

Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness

Shinedown - The Sound Of Madness

Review of Shinedown's album The Sound Of MadnessShinedown are one of those bands that sell millions of records in the U.S. but are largely ignored in Britain; this is probably because they aren't nearly ironic...

Review posted on 4th August 2009

Pete Doherty - Broken Love Song

Pete Doherty - Broken Love Song

Review of Pete Doherty's single Broken Love SongPete Doherty makes for an unlikely renaissance man. As a Libertine he almost singlehandedly reconnected a nation with guitars and the ways of Merrie England, a feat achieved...

Review posted on 27th July 2009

The Ettes - Danger Is

The Ettes - Danger Is

Review of The Ettes EP Danger IsOn the evidence of Danger Is opening track, the pulsing soul-punk No Home, you'd probably be surprised to learn that LA-based trio The Ettes pre-date The Gossip's Standing In...

Review posted on 23rd July 2009

Preston - Dressed To Kill

Preston - Dressed To Kill

Review of Preston's Dressed To KillThere I sat, watching the TV coverage of The Specials at Glastonbury Festival the other week, thinking to myself that shorn of context - Thatcher/2-Tone/Railton Road - what's the point?...

Review posted on 20th July 2009

Dan Black - Un

Dan Black - Un

Review of Dan Black's album Un. It's one of the strangest paradoxes about pop music but also one of it's most immutable truths: stick a female behind a bank of synthesisers and get her singing...

Review posted on 14th July 2009

Future Of The Left - The Faversham, Leeds

Future Of The Left - The Faversham, Leeds

Review of Future Of The Left live at The Faversham, Leeds 04/07/09Future of The Left's lead singer Andy Falkous confessed recently to a fear of playing their new album Travels With Myself And Another to...

Review posted on 6th July 2009

Honey Ryder - Rising Up

Honey Ryder - Rising Up

Review of Honey Ryder's album Rising UpNo question about it, there's a definite impression that this is some kind of major entertainment industry EVENT. Swanky PR company? Check. Name dropping press release? Check - although...

Review posted on 6th July 2009

Future Of The Left - Travels With Myself and Another

Future Of The Left - Travels With Myself and Another

Review of Future Of The Left's album Travels With Myself and Another.Not many bands would make the centrepiece of their album a song about the practicalities of devil worshipping, but on the evidence offered by...

Review posted on 16th June 2009

Orbital - Leeds Academy

Orbital - Leeds Academy

Review of Orbital live at Leeds Academy on 11th June 09.Will 2009 become known as the year rave made it's comeback? No sooner had our jaws just clicked back into place following The Prodigy's return...

Review posted on 15th June 2009

Kitsune - Compilation 7

Kitsune - Compilation 7

Review of Kitsune Records seventh compilation.Ze ambassador may throw ze best parties, but those dudes at fashion-chain-sorta-label Kitsune must on this evidence supply all the tunes. You'd be well advised to grab a bunch too,...

Review posted on 10th June 2009

Trip - Shortcuts

Trip - Shortcuts

Review of Trip's album Shortcuts. With the accompanying PR notes making much of Alex 'Trip' Child's skills as a 'Silver tongued spitter', stumbling across ShortCuts you might forgiven for expecting to hear the work of...

Review posted on 1st June 2009

Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul

Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul

Review of Simple Minds album Graffiti SoulMany people's residual image of Simple Minds is of their crimes against popular music, Belfast Child and Mandela Day. Whilst being responsible for even one of those should in...

Review posted on 26th May 2009

Little Boots - New In Town

Little Boots - New In Town

Review of Little Boots' single New In Town. Victoria 'Little Boots' Hesketh has been riding the hype wave for so long now that it feels like she should be sponsored by Quiksilver. It must be...

Review posted on 22nd May 2009

The Hours - See The Light

The Hours - See The Light

Review of The Hours album See The Light. The Hours debut, 2007's Narcissus Road, was one of those rare things in contemporary music, a triumph for integrity. Mixing anger and intellect in equal parts, the...

Review posted on 19th May 2009

Tom Middleton - One More Tune

Tom Middleton - One More Tune

Review of Tom Middleton's album One More Tune. Cornishman Tom Middleton has been DJ-ing almost since somebody first accidentally mixed two records together, was one half ambient pioneers Global Communication and with his idiosyncratic Jedi...

Review posted on 18th May 2009

Imelda May - Love Tattoo

Imelda May - Love Tattoo

Review of Imelda May's album Love Tattoo. In the 70's they used to sweat in lifts and pitch the high concepts to studio dons with seconds to spare: Alien? Jaws in space. Pithy or no...

Review posted on 7th May 2009

BRIT Award Nominations 2021: A triumph for diversity with the likes of Arlo Parks, Celeste and Young T & Bugsey

BRIT Award Nominations 2021: A triumph for diversity with the likes of Arlo Parks, Celeste and Young T & Bugsey

One of the most diverse line-ups we've seen for a major awards show in a while.

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