Emily Mackay

Album review: The Dodos – ‘Time To Die’

If the internet as we know it, imploded tomorrow, what’s the worst that could happen? OK, industry and commerce would grind to a halt,...

Album review: The Cribs – ‘Ignore The Ignorant’

Say what you like about The Cribs (they look like their mum cut their hair, that bleeding-all-the-time thing was a bit gross, the phrase...

Album review: The Very Best – ‘Warm Heart Of Africa’ (Moshi Moshi)

In spite of their Amadou & Mariams and Bassekou Kouyates, take a trip into Africa and there’s every chance you’ll return home with Lionel...

Album review: Frank Turner – ‘Poetry Of The Deed’ (Xtra Mile)

Three kinds of people exist: a) worshippers at the beardy altar of Frank Turner b) those who think he’s a terrible bastard and c)...

Album review: Dot Allison – ‘Room 7 1/2’ (Arthoused)

Dot Allison’s famous friends can’t help her. Paul Weller appears on ‘Love’s Got Me Crazy’ (an ‘On The Wings Of Love’ for ageing Britpop...

Album review: Rufus Wainwright – ‘Milwaukee At Last!!!’ (Decca)

The popular image of Mr Wainwright is of a petulant, opera-loving egotist. The type of guy who’d blast into a funeral, screeching “Where are...

Album review: Various artists – ‘Mary Anne Hobbs Presents Wild Angels’ (Planet Mu)

As Radio 1’s champion of electronic music’s extremities, Mary Anne Hobbs proves the licence fee isn’t only frittered away on Jonathan Ross. This compilation...

Album review – The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – ‘Communion’

In the age of iTunes and Spotify when people can barely make it through an entire song before skipping to something else, the decision...

Album review: The Twang – ‘Jewellery Quarter’

There can’t be many people looking forward to this record. Since The Twang failed in their bid for world domination first time around, they’ve...

Album review: Conway Savage – ‘Live In Ireland’

Recorded in County Leitrim, Nick Cave’s tweed-clad ivory tinkler Conway Savage continues to carve out a solo career with his latest offering, ‘Live In...
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