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Greensleeves Reggae Sampler 18

LIKE THE POOR, COUNTRY MUSIC IS always with us. Whether it's in the sibilant mushiness of LeAnn Rimes or the demented ravings of Sparklehorse,...

Only Forever

REMEMBER WHEN INDIE POP WAS MADE BY indie kids trying to be pop, rather than pop kids trying to be indie? When instead of...

Endless Soul

OF SUCH STUFF ARE CULT legends made. He's nearly 40, his name is Shirley, he's been writing cracking pop records for ages and his...

Gorky 5

IT HAD TO HAPPEN. SOMEONE would eventually realise that Survivor's 'Eye Of The Tiger' remains one of the great unsung treasures of late-20th century...

The Jazz Age

YOU KNOW OLD PEOPLE. KEEP GOING on about the past and dribbling on about things you've never heard of and never even bloody well...

Turnstyles & Junkpiles

ARE YOU 20 YEARS OLD AND WASTING away from terminal ennui? Then have we got the record for you. For in the middle distant...

Glam

TIME FOR ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE CRAZY-BUT-TRUE stories: a few years back, the youthful Gorky's Zygotic Mynci were up for an award at some...

Medeiros

HE'S BEEN WALKING THOSE streets again. Stumbling along the same same old roads, his head dizzy with red wine and wild imagery, a dog-eared...

Songs For Polarbears

THE POPULAR IMAGE OF AN acoustic quartet is of a cluster of earnest folkies in chunky cardigans strumming away. Nasty. But when former members...

The Orbit Of Eternal Grace

EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC IS GREAT FOR THE brain, isn't it? Not the sound of it particularly. It's the constant mental vigilance required that's so healthy,...
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