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Ronika – ‘Marathon’ EP

Something's rotten in the state of pop if Ronika's still failing to notch the hits. The Nottingham singer released some delicious tunes on June’s debut album 'Selectadisc', but the world…

Vaults – ‘Vultures’ EP

London trio Vaults deal in tepid pseudo-profundity set to dark and weather-beaten slow-build pop. They’re not half as spooky as they try and make out. They’ve supported London Grammar, and…

Neil Young – ‘Storytone’

One of the busiest sexegenarians in the game, Neil Young’s 35th album, and second of the year, is comprised of two ten-track records: one solo acoustic, the other backed by…

Nazoranai – ‘The Most Painful Time Happens Only Once Has It Arrived Already…?’

As Sunn 0)))’s uncompromising aesthetic takes another step towards wider exposure, thanks to the Seattle drone band’s recent 4AD team-up with Scott Walker, here’s a side project which almost certainly…

The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Monuments To An Elegy’

There’s been a sense of diminishing return about the records Smashing Pumpkins have released since Billy Corgan resurrected them seven years ago. They’re now the Pumpkins in name alone. Guitarist…

Yung Lean – ‘Unknown Memory’

Is teenage Swedish rapper Yung Lean taking the piss? It’s never really been clear, with his morose shtick and pastiches of experimental rappers like Lil B sometimes sounding like parodies.…

Little Boots – ‘Business Pleasure’ EP

Alongside Florence Welch and La Roux, Little Boots was everywhere in 2009. But after Top Five album ‘Hands’, Victoria Hesketh faded. This comeback is an EP of “DIY pop” produced…

Wild Billy Childish & CTMF – ‘Acorn Man’

Billy Childish’s creative output makes even Jack White’s no-days-off workrate appear Pink Floydian in comparison. With over a hundred albums to his name, Childish and his current CTMF trio can…

Mogwai – Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1

When Mogwai release an album, it’s usually safe to assume that extras will follow. The ‘Earth Division’ EP followed seven months after ‘Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will’ in…

Wu-Tang Clan – ‘A Better Tomorrow’

It’s a nightmare getting the Wu-Tang Clan together, so much so that there’s a film about it. 2007 documentary Rock The Bells followed promoter Chang Weisberg’s attempt to persuade all…

AC/DC – ‘Rock Or Bust’

‘Rock Or Bust’ was made in tragic circumstances, as founding AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young (not featured here) succumbed to early-onset dementia. It is not, it may or may not surprise…

Fugazi – ‘First Demo’

For a certain generation of punk rock fan, Fugazi weren’t so much a band as a belief system. The Washington DC band's lean, righteous rocking was bound inextricably to their…