NME Picture Desk

Album review: Mariachi El Bronx – ‘Mariachi El Bronx’

When one of our favourite hardcore bands announced they’d been working on a mariachi project, we wondered if it was for comedic value. On...

Album review: The Temper Trap – ‘Conditions’

The Temper Trap spent the earliest part of this year teetering on the edge of most people’s tips for 2009 lists, but this debut...

Album review: Telekinesis – ‘Telekinesis!’

This is one of those little American indie gems that’ll never break into the T4/Radio 1/MTV axis of evil, but which people who discover...

Album review: Eddy Current Suppression Ring – ‘Primary Colours’

Winners of the Australian Mercury Music Prize, and NME’s mad band name of the week award, ECSR are four men with garage-rock pulsing in...

Album review: Miike Snow – ‘Miike Snow’

Life is full of surprises, today’s being the fact that the best out-and-out pop single of the decade – Britney’s ‘Toxic’ – was co-written...

Album review: Cougar – Patriot

Ninja Tunes has been responsible for a lot of po-faced instrumental noodlings over the years, resulting in a community of smug elitist dudes with...

Album review: Sleeping States – ‘In The Gardens Of The North’

Markland Starkie’s ability to push sonic boundaries while articulating man’s relationship with nature is astounding. And there’s the sense that on this third album...

Album Review: Helena Espvall & Masaki Batoh

‘Overloaded Ark’’s press release comes with instructions, hand-typed from Japanese psych hero Masaki Batoh himself. “This album contains out of audio frequency band (1/3...

Album review: Soulsavers – ‘Broken’

Since disbanding Screaming Trees it seems Mark Lanegan has been wandering the musical continents in search of some kind of muse to pair alongside...

Album review: The XX – ‘The XX’

Space. Everyone needs it to stay sane. In London, though, it’s hard to find. Coffin-narrow streets are piled with tiny flats, subdivided into even...
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