Album Reviews

Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

YOU CAN HARDLY GO WRONG WITH this mid-price collaboration between half-a-dozen underground dance labels, showcasing seven flavours of outsized beatery for the price of...

Me / Skull Orchard

LO-FIDELITY ALLSTARS/INDIAN ROPEMAN/GLAMOROUS HOOLIGAN London WC2 Astoria The first band is on and yet few people are here. Normally, you'd put this down to...

The Great Crossover Potential

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE HEARD AN Other Band saying they're 'Big in Japan'? A lot, frankly. And The Yellow Monkey are no different:...

Estate Style Entertainment

IN 1987, BRITISH MUSIC NEEDED A bit of overseas help. The Smiths had split, NME readers' favourite band was The Wedding Present, Sigue Sigue...

Va Va Voom

A RARE TALENT IN THE TRUEST sense of the word, Louisiana native Lucinda Williams has released only four albums in a career spanning 18...

Waved Out

AS EMBRACE ARE WONT TO TELL YOU, YOU should always come back to what you know. For one David Lewis Gedge, this is a...

El Nino

ECCENTRICITY AND AMATEURISM MIGHT BE virtues typically associated with the English, but Robert Pollard, singer with Ohio's Guided By Voices is no stranger to...

Spectral Worship

FLIP OPEN THIS HIP-HOP SUPERGROUP'S debut offering 'El Nino' and you'll find the Def Squad logo. Namely, a toddler with hands pressed tight around...

DJ Pogo Presents The Breaks

IT'S NOT REALLY THIS GRIM up north. The sleeve of Airedale skunk rockers Bedlam Ago Go's debut LP depicts a car dashboard, bristling with...

Planet Of The Wolves

IT'S NOW 1998 AND THE US UNDERGROUND has gone overground. Pavement have discovered the hit parade, Beck has become a global deity while the...
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