Once the thrill of the cast and visuals wears off, this follow-up to Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland is a drag
There is an underused reviewing cliche which runs along the lines of, 'Buy this record for a loved one. And then leave 'em.'...
For here we have Indie-Gone-Mad: a north-east-based organisation with mates who aren't afraid to make a thoroughly crappy, yap-happy racket. The music is a cheerily no-go-fi blend of scattershot beats, shouty vocals and swearing, some of which is nearly as exhilarating as the excellent sleevenotes and some of which is exhausting. So we like Avocado Baby's minimalist, funny pop. We like The Yummy Fur's corking 'The Optical Meat Dress'. We like the fact that Unseen sound completely pissed. And we really like 'Fucker X' by the extraordinarily endowed Missy X. There is another underused reviewing line which says, 'In a righteous world this album would deserve , but we're going to give it , anyway.' So we will.
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’
The Pulp frontman and foremost writer of dirty ditties has surprise-released four tracks to accompany a new TV show
Will Toledo has been making melancholy slacker rock in his bedroom since 2010. He’s finally hit on the magic formula