Album Reviews

  1. Baxter Dury: I Thought I Was Better Than You (PIAS Le Label / Heavenly)

    Baxter Dury: I Thought I Was Better Than You (PIAS Le Label / Heavenly)

    Seventh time around Dury creates his own masterpiece, a perfectly realised mix of gleaming nocturnal grooves and next-level wordplay

    Posted on Sep 8th, 2023

  2. Robert Rotifer: Holding Hands In Petropolis (Gare du Nord Records)

    Robert Rotifer: Holding Hands In Petropolis (Gare du Nord Records)

    Classy set from multi-hyphenate Austrian broadcaster and musician features lyrics to die for

    Posted on Sep 7th, 2023

  3. P.G. Six: Murmurs and Whispers (Drag City)

    P.G. Six: Murmurs and Whispers (Drag City)

    Visionary US singer-songwriter combines intriguing range of influences to create magical, spacious post-folk

    Posted on Sep 7th, 2023

  4. The Boo Radleys: Giant Steps (Two-Piers) (Reissue)

    The Boo Radleys: Giant Steps (Two-Piers) (Reissue)

    Indie rock melodicists update psychedelia for the 90s in their ambitious, genre-defying masterpiece

    Posted on Aug 23rd, 2023

  5. Wye Oak: Every Day Like The Last: Collected Singles 2019 2023 (Merge)

    Wye Oak: Every Day Like The Last: Collected Singles 2019 2023 (Merge)

    Stand alone singles and new material combined on US alt. rock notables latest

    Posted on Aug 16th, 2023

  6. Comet Gain: The Misfit Jukebox (Tapete Records)

    Comet Gain: The Misfit Jukebox (Tapete Records)

    Cult indie-pop troupe cover all the bases with eclectic, ramshackle odds-n'-sods compilation

    Posted on Jul 28th, 2023

  7. Jim O’Rourke: Hands That Bind: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Drag City)

    Jim O’Rourke: Hands That Bind: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Drag City)

    Set of spooky ambient atmospherics will do a good job of freaking you out...if that's what you want

    Posted on Jul 27th, 2023

  8. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete: Datura (Sonic Cathedral)

    Lorelle Meets The Obsolete: Datura (Sonic Cathedral)

    Psych rock notables return with retooled sound on bracing sixth album

    Posted on Jul 13th, 2023

  9. Ulrika Spacek: Compact Trauma (Tough Love)

    Ulrika Spacek: Compact Trauma (Tough Love)

    Drawing inspiration from US alt. rock pioneers, the London quintet return with their first LP in six years

    Posted on Jun 22nd, 2023

  10. Cory Hanson: Western Cum (Drag City)

    Cory Hanson: Western Cum (Drag City)

    More guitars than you can shake a stick at, quirky production touches and moments of lovelorn beauty make Wand man's solo effort worth a listen

    Posted on Jun 16th, 2023

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