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Album review: Six Organs Of Admittance – Luminous Night

There are, broadly speaking, two kinds of heavy. There’s the heavy that pounds you around the temples with pugilistic riffs, the sort that metal...

Album review: Jay Reatard – ‘Watch Me Fall’

As he screws up his face into a mask of fugly on the cover of his latest LP, you get the sense that Jay...

Album review: Joe Henry – ‘Blood From The Stars’

Sidestepping the mannered folk perimeters of his last record in favour of something a little darker, Henry opens with a haunting instrumental called ‘Light...

Album review: The Cave Singers – Welcome Joy

Pete Quirk, the frontman of Seattle-based ‘post-folk’ trio The Cave Singers, who formed from the remnants of Pretty Girls Make Graves, knows how to...

Album review: Simian Mobile Disco – Temporary Pleasure

Welcome to tomorrow. Syrian techno is the new Afro-pop, robots are the new humans, all new guitars come complete with an in-built MicroKorg and...

Album Review: Ze30 1979-2009

DFA? Kompakt? Merok? If you’re looking for the most influential label of the last decade, there is only one serious contender: Ze. Michael Dracula...

Album review: Belladonna – ‘Hey Weirdo!’

Attempting to do more than simply fill the Hole-shaped, er, hole in scuzz-rock of the female variety, Belladonna’s debut is more rewarding than, say,...

Album review: Frankmusik – ‘Complete Me’

From its opening few bars, Frankmusik's debut is annoying. Like, 'how can I turn this off, smash the stereo and contact a hitman simultaneously?'...

Album Review: Lucky Elephant

Elephants can bring to mind two symbols. Nelly’s allegorical journey was one of emancipation if examined deeper than its childlike semblance; whereas the pachyderm...

Album Review: Asa Ransom

If only Asa Ransom had released their debut earlier, New York’s hype police – who would have you believe NYC bands play chords made...
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