Album Reviews

  1. Tender Trap – Dansette Dansette (Fortuna Pop!)

    Tender Trap – Dansette Dansette (Fortuna Pop!)

    Retro joy to start the whole how-do-you pronounce ‘dance’, or even ‘danse’, argument all over again!

    Posted on Jul 21st, 2010

  2. Sunbirds - River Run (Smoky Carrot)

    Sunbirds - River Run (Smoky Carrot)

    The perfect soundtrack for the sunniest days of the summer, River Run is a distinct British take on psychedelic artists and 60’s West Coast bands

    Posted on Jul 21st, 2010

  3. Various Artists - Milky Disco 3 (to.the.stars) (Lo)

    Various Artists - Milky Disco 3 (to.the.stars) (Lo)

    Another step in the cosmological disco series achieves more success.

    Posted on Jul 18th, 2010

  4. Richard Youngs - Beyond The Valley of Ultrahits (Jagjaguwar)

    Richard Youngs - Beyond The Valley of Ultrahits (Jagjaguwar)

    Merely the response to a friend’s challenge to ‘make a proper pop record’, this is a collection of songs that really will stick in your head

    Posted on Jul 14th, 2010

  5. Marconi Union - A Lost Connection (Just Music)

    Marconi Union - A Lost Connection (Just Music)

    Synthesizers are played like instruments, instead of treated as just noise making machines, and there is an element of great control to even the most fleeting sounds.

    Posted on Jul 12th, 2010

  6. Fang Island - Fang Island (Sargent House)

    Fang Island - Fang Island (Sargent House)

    Sometimes it brings to mind those god-awful mobile phone advertisements where hoards of douche bags sing with each other in false unity. Hey everyone! Come on! Let’s get together! Groan.

    Posted on Jul 9th, 2010

  7. Jean Jacques Perrey and Cosmic Pocket - Froots (InVitro)

    Jean Jacques Perrey and Cosmic Pocket - Froots (InVitro)

    Do you have a penchant for elderly gentlemen transfixing you with transdimensional bleeps and beats? Don't you think that perhaps you should?

    Posted on Jul 9th, 2010

  8. Pernice Brothers - Goodbye, Killer (One Little Indian)

    Pernice Brothers - Goodbye, Killer (One Little Indian)

    At little over 32 minutes, this is a quality rather than quantity collection

    Posted on Jul 8th, 2010

  9. Natureboy - Natureboy (Own)

    Natureboy - Natureboy (Own)

    Keeping the backing music suitably spartan and Sara Kermanshahi’s voice center stage is an intelligent plan but Natureboy seem to be under the impression that weaving loops and samples with acoustic folk is creative of a synthesis. It isn't, it's already an over-crowded genre on its own.

    Posted on Jul 7th, 2010

  10. Lessons In Time - Swords and Spears (Forthesakeofthesong)

    Lessons In Time - Swords and Spears (Forthesakeofthesong)

    As if after a particularly wild night out with a tape recorder and a toy harmonium, he'd unknowlingly woken up on the lo-fi bandwagon with no idea how he got there.

    Posted on Jul 7th, 2010

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