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LCD Soundsystem - North Anerican Scum

LCD Soundsystem - North Anerican Scum

LCD SoundsystemNorth Anerican ScumSingle ReviewRight then.as the ever-prominent electro-indie monster is growing and growing, pillaging our villages and raping our hi-fi's, where are those hints of the monsters good side? You know what I mean,...

Review posted on 20th March 2007

Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home

Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home

Cinematic OrchestraTo Build A HomeSingle ReviewNinja Tune just keep pulling the punches, with Amon Tobin's recent and awe-inspiring opus 'Foley Room' just being released, they're following up with a new one from the Cinematic Orchestra....

Review posted on 20th March 2007

Chk Chk Chk - Myth Takes

Chk Chk Chk - Myth Takes

!!! (Chk Chk Chk)Myth TakesAlbum ReviewNow then.Do you, like me, ever wonder if/when Warp Records will falter? Well if you do, consider this to be yet another leaf in the immaculately crafted masterpiece that is...

Review posted on 8th March 2007

Chris Clark - Ted

Chris Clark - Ted

ClarkTed EPEP ReviewHere he is again, Clark, off the back of the incredible album 'Body Riddle' with the 'Ted EP'. Lets see how he's getting on.The EP opens with 'Ted', one of the focal points...

Review posted on 8th March 2007

DJ Shadow - This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)

DJ Shadow - This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)

DJ ShadowThis Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)Single ReviewWell. Here comes yet another single from underground production mastermind Josh Davis, DJ Shadow to you and I. 'This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way)',...

Review posted on 21st February 2007

Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity

Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity

DeerhoofFriend OpportunityAlbum ReviewWhen someone says to me that an act are 'Unclassifiable', I usually glare sceptically in their direction, and presume they just don't know enough about music to put the act into a genre....

Review posted on 21st February 2007

Chk Chk Chk - Heart Of Hearts

Chk Chk Chk - Heart Of Hearts

!!! Chk Chk ChkHeart Of HeartsSingle ReviewWhen did decent music lose its 'fun'?? Should the 'fun' records simply be left to jokers and gimmick ridden bands? Well, I wasn't sure for awhile, and then !!!...

Review posted on 21st February 2007

RJD2 - The Third Hand

RJD2 - The Third Hand

RJD2The Third HandAlbum ReviewOkay.I'm starting to get a li'l tired of deeming albums as 'coming of age' records.so I'll try another angle. Here we see RJD2, with his 3rd long player, 'The Third Hand'. In...

Review posted on 20th February 2007

Amon Tobin - Bloodstone

Amon Tobin - Bloodstone

Amon TobinBloodstoneSingle ReviewYou know when you hear some music that's like the missing piece in the puzzle that is your music collection.Yeah? Not only that, but you find out who its by, and it's someone...

Review posted on 20th February 2007

Various Artists - Thom Holmes Top 10 albums of 2006.

Various Artists - Thom Holmes Top 10 albums of 2006.

Right then…favourite albums of the year. Where to start? Well actually, I know exactly where to start, but where to go with it. This year has been rich and fruitful. Lets see what I’ve been...

Review posted on 21st December 2006

Marvin - I Hate My Job

Marvin - I Hate My Job

Marvin The MartianI Hate My JobSingle ReviewHere we go…a song called ‘I Hate My Job’ by a bloke who consciously decided to call himself Marvin the Martian…hmmm, this should be good.The track opens with sorry...

Review posted on 27th November 2006

Yppah - You Are Beautiful At All Times

Yppah - You Are Beautiful At All Times

YppahYou Are Beautiful At All TimesAlbum ReviewWelly, welly, welly, well…just when I was starting to lose faith in Ninja Tune, they release this, ‘You are Beautiful at all Times’, the debut album from Texas maestro...

Review posted on 27th November 2006

Yungun - Grown Man Business

Yungun - Grown Man Business

Yungun & Mr ThingGrown Man BusinessAlbum ReviewWhen I first put this album on I was sceptical, knowing who both Yungun & Mr. Thing were, and what they do. Having seen them both at the Faversham...

Review posted on 4th October 2006

TY - Closer

TY - Closer

TY CloserAlbum ReviewHere we go. Another Brit-Hop album. Expect a strong London twang and tunes about growing up on estates?? Not here, not with TY, who has been a constant breath of fresh air in...

Review posted on 4th October 2006

Subtle - For Hero: For Fool

Subtle - For Hero: For Fool

SubtleFor Hero: For FoolAlbum ReviewWell it was touch and go there for a minute. Those of you who already dig Subtle will remember the tour bus accident last February, which resulted in keyboard wizard Dax...

Review posted on 4th October 2006

DJ Yoda - The Amazing Adventures of DJ Yoda

DJ Yoda - The Amazing Adventures of DJ Yoda

DJ Yoda The Amazing Adventures of DJ YodaAlbum ReviewOh dear.is that who I think it is?? Yes.it is.its DJ Yoda, with yet another album of chopped up beats and samples that would give your grandparents...

Review posted on 4th October 2006

Four Tet - Remixes

Four Tet - Remixes

Four TetRemixesAlbum ReviewSay the words 'remix' and 'album' in the same phrase to any self-respecting music-head and you'll immediately conjure either a frown or somewhat bemused expression. However, when combined with the words 'four' and...

Review posted on 4th October 2006

Chris Clark - Body Riddle

Chris Clark - Body Riddle

Chris ClarkBody RiddleAlbum ReviewWell Kiddies, it's finally here. Probably the only album that I've been looking forward to all year. Constantly checking for release updates. Track samples. Etc. Etc. Etc. This is 'Body Riddle', Clark's...

Review posted on 26th September 2006

The Pinker Tones - Million Colour Revolution

The Pinker Tones - Million Colour Revolution

The Pinker TonesMillion Colour RevolutionAlbum ReviewOkay.what have we got here?? Anyone in the mood for some electro-indie-pop-funk that's bound to be enjoyed by the EU and Mods alike?? Well then say hello to this, The...

Review posted on 1st August 2006

Jurassic 5 - Feedback

Jurassic 5 - Feedback

Jurassic 5FeedbackAlbum ReviewOk, so it's 2006, and Jurassic 5 have just released this, 'Feedback'. So what have they brought us?! Another likeable full length of old skool hip-hop tunes that almost leave you as soon...

Review posted on 31st July 2006

Matthew Herbert - Scale

Matthew Herbert - Scale

Matthew Herbert Scale Album Review If I said to you soul-fuelled jazz-house with a penchant for the cinematic, and you'd probably shrug back in your seat, and begin to panic at the aural chore ahead...

Review posted on 20th June 2006

Hot Chip - Boy From School

Hot Chip - Boy From School

Hot ChipBoy From SchoolSingleReview'Boy From School'!? No, it's not another Gary Glitter headline. It's the new single from Hot Chip. And it's a doozy. Following in true Hot Chip tradition, it's another laid-back-electro-pop. True to...

Review posted on 22nd May 2006

Jimmy Edgar - Velvet Underground, Leeds

Jimmy Edgar - Velvet Underground, Leeds

Jimmy EdgarVelvet UndergroundLeedsLive ReviewJimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, can't you see, sometimes you beats just hypnotise me. Here we go kiddies. Picked fresh from the ever-blossoming tree that is Warp Records, Mr. Jimmy Edgar. For those unaware...

Review posted on 22nd May 2006

The Double - Loose In The Air

The Double - Loose In The Air

The DoubleLoose In The AirAlbum ReviewSay the words 'Loose in the Air' to someone and they will presume that you've let one slip, perhaps take a step back and begin to breathe shallowly. Well that...

Review posted on 18th April 2006

Oppenheimer - Breakfast in NYC

Oppenheimer - Breakfast in NYC

OppenheimerBreakfast in NYCSingle ReviewOppenheimer, despite sounding like they could be some dutch death metal disaster, are a delectably pleasant electro-pop band hailing from Belfast. Sounding something like the Postal Service if their diet consisted of...

Review posted on 29th March 2006

Jimmy Edgar - Color Strip

Jimmy Edgar - Color Strip

Jimmy EdgarColor Strip'Album ReviewJimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, a man after midnight…Here we are Ladies and Gents. The long awaited debut album from Detroit techno-electro-sleaze whiz kid, Jimmy Edgar. Does it deliver?...(presses play)...Oh wait, it's me who...

Review posted on 29th March 2006

Joff Winks Band - Share My Blues

Joff Winks Band - Share My Blues

Joff Winks BandShare My BluesSingle Review'Share My Blues' by the Joff Winks Band, yeah, that's right 'Joff'…I know, that's what I thought. Anyway, name aside, lets look at this track. Well it opens with softly...

Review posted on 10th March 2006

BC Camplight - Blood and Peanut Butter

BC Camplight - Blood and Peanut Butter

BC CamplightBlood and Peanut ButterSingle Review"Blood and Peanut Butter"?…No, Its not another one of Elvis' favourite meals, it's the new single from B.C. Camplight. Laden with great pop hooks, this track is very catchy, but...

Review posted on 10th March 2006

Zero 7 - Futures

Zero 7 - Futures

Zero 7FuturesSingle ReviewA new Zero 7 single?? To be followed by an album?? Truly the sign in the music world that winter is over, spring is upon us and summer beckons. Great sigh of relief.On...

Review posted on 10th March 2006

Mogwai - Mr Beast

Mogwai - Mr Beast

Mogwai Mr Beast Album Review Following the rules….Mogwho? A Scottish post-rock five-piece with a penchant for the grandiose. Mogwhat? 'Mr. Beast', their long awaited fifth studio album. Mogwhen? Worked on during 2005/early2006. Mogwhere? At the...

Review posted on 7th March 2006

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