Album Reviews

  1. Brendan Benson: Dear Life (Third Man Records)

    Brendan Benson: Dear Life (Third Man Records)

    Power-pop polymath resumes his solo career with a loved-up collection that's (mostly) full of the joys of spring

    Posted on Apr 17th, 2020

  2. BC Camplight: Shortly After Takeoff (Bella Union)

    BC Camplight: Shortly After Takeoff (Bella Union)

    Strong medicine indeed - fans of Eels, Sparklehorse and other masters of fucked-up 4am beauty, this one's for you

    Posted on Apr 13th, 2020

  3. Blushing: Blushing (Wallflower Records)

    Blushing: Blushing (Wallflower Records)

    Texan dream pop quartet hit the bullseye with debut LP

    Posted on Apr 5th, 2020

  4. AM Clouds: Rainmaker (Self Released)

    AM Clouds: Rainmaker (Self Released)

    Oregon quartet return with sterling new LP with nods to classic rock and nineties indie

    Posted on Apr 4th, 2020

  5. The Roseline: GOOD/GRIEF (Self Released)

    The Roseline: GOOD/GRIEF (Self Released)

    The seventh studio release from the purveyors of barn-storming country

    Posted on Apr 3rd, 2020

  6. Surrija: Surrija (Self Released)

    Surrija: Surrija (Self Released)

    Drawing inspiration from electronica and Nineties R&B, the classically trained California based singer issues a gem

    Posted on Apr 2nd, 2020

  7. Roedelius: Wahre Liebe (Bureau B)

    Roedelius: Wahre Liebe (Bureau B)

    Electro pioneer creates a sequel to a 1979 LP using the same equipment to excellent effect

    Posted on Mar 31st, 2020

  8. Arbouretum: Let It All In (Thrill Jockey)

    Arbouretum: Let It All In (Thrill Jockey)

    US folk / alt. rock stalwarts notch up another solid addition to their storied catalogue

    Posted on Mar 30th, 2020

  9. Bobby Conn: Recovery (Tapete Records)

    Bobby Conn: Recovery (Tapete Records)

    Steeped in debauchery yet a highly moral critic of contemporary America; sardonic as hell but sweetly sincere; a musical outsider with a penchant for stadium dynamics... Bobby Conn is a fascinating bundle of contradictions

    Posted on Mar 30th, 2020

  10. M Ward - Migration of Souls (Anti Records)

    M Ward - Migration of Souls (Anti Records)

    M Ward's slight but evocative collection of inter-galactic campfire ballads pays tribute to migrants past and present, real and imaginary

    Posted on Mar 20th, 2020

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