Album Reviews

Balmy Under The Stormy

Raised by '70s hippy parents in a Pyrenees commune, Basil 'Juantrip' Compain should by now be strumming wanky cod-spiritual campfire ditties on Mediterranean beaches,...

Rhythm & Stealth

Excuse the shell-shocked expressions if you should meet Leftfield, for they have escaped from what could have been an infinite loop. In 1996, a...

We’ll Never Stop Living This Way

Well I wonder, just how does an ageing Berlin Eurohouse pioneer live? In his own chromium Bundesbubble high above Checkpoint Charlie? One sincerely hopes...

Disco And The Halfway To Discontent

Clever title that, eh? Do you see, disco is entombed in the word 'discontent'! And as we all know such word fun can signify...

Gettin’ High On Your Own Supply

Anyone Remember Roobarb And Custard? The Soup Dragons' 'I'm Free'? That 'Gym & Tonic' record everyone hated until they found out it was by...

Birdie

At the first glance, it's hardly the greatest of pedigrees. Formed out of Saint Etienne's backing band - as prestigious a position as being...

Emoticons

Their moniker makes them sound like idealistic ice cream merchants, but they're mentioned in the same breath as Nick Drake since Robert Kirby, Drake's...

Benny Hills Wardrobe

In Simon Rivers' weary world, bitterness springs eternal. His sleevenotes read, "I've failed in everything I've done or so says the NME." And The...

The Burning Red

In positioning yourself forever on the cutting edge, you run the constant risk of being rendered obsolete yourself. For several years, Machine Head boasted...

Melvin Flynt

Noreaga's a self-confessed 'gangsta rapper'. But please don't let that put you off this record. On his second solo album without partner Capone, we...
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