Philly punks Nothing are back from the brink with a new record that draws on some really, really bad times.
Bloc Party : Silent Alarm Remixed
Proof that University Challenge contestants can dance too
It all makes sense, of course, when you consider that they were one of the first bands to make the Paul Epworth indie-dance connection. He appears here in his ‘Phones’ guise, on an overfamiliar but deliciously skeletal version of ‘Banquet’. With remix turns from Ladytron, Erol Alkan, Nick Zinner and Death From Above 1979, it’s like the cool kids from school being let loose on the new equipment in the music room: the results are pretty much all quality, with some even usurping the originals (see M83’s swoony version of ‘The Pioneers’). Hopefully it’s a taste of things to come.
The Strokes dabble with sounds from throughout their career on a satisfying return
Once the thrill of the cast and visuals wears off, this follow-up to Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland is a drag
George Clooney and Julia Roberts bounce off each other like pros in this amusing take on fat cat greed
The hooks are plentiful and the energy’s palpable, but the Bottlemen still don’t have a ‘Wonderwall’