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Reviews


Bloc Party (2004)


Helicopter
Excellent new single on the Wichita label from popular London-based art rockers Bloc Party, who have their debut album out at the beginning of next year


Bloc Party (2005)


Silent Alarm
Excellent debut album from the much acclaimed Bloc Party, which proves to be "a groovy post-punk album for the emo kids"


Bloc Party (2008)


Mercury
Strong new single from Bloc Party, the first from their new 'Intimacy' album, which comes in several versions, but which is unfortunately ruined by an appalling set of remixes on its B-sides


Bright Eyes (2002)


Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground
Compulsive and challenging fifth album from Bright Eyes, the folk/country project of the Desaparecidos, Conor Oberst


Cribs (2005)


Mirror Kissers
Abysmal retro new wave from the much-acclaimed the Cribs



Cribs (2005)


Martell
Bland and soulless latest offering from the much hyped the Cribs


Desaparecidos (2002)


Read English / Speak Spanish
Experimental, but near perfect debut album from hardcore punk band, the Desaperecidos, whose frontman Conor Oberst also works as a folk/country artist under the moniker of Bright Eyes


Elastica (2002)


The Bitch Don't Work
Decidely mixed final 7" offering from the long lasting stars of Brit pop


Espers (2009)


III
Long-awaited and more lighter-toned third album from brooding Philadelphian psychedelic folk set, Espers


Les Savy Fav (2007)


Let's Stay Friends
Angular, but catchy rock on first album in six years from the highly regarded madcap rockers Les Savy Fav



Les Savy Fav (2008)


Patty Lee
Compulsive, good-time rock on new single from New York-based art rock group, Les Savy Fav


Meg Baird (2011)


Seasons on Earth
Spellbinding second solo album of 1960's-influenced folk from Pennsylvania-based singer-songwriter and Espers front woman. Meg Baird


Various (2007)


There's Only One T in Wichita
Surprisingly effective collection of remixes and album rejects on new budget-priced compilation from the Wichita label, which includes tracks from Bloc Party, Les Savy Fav, Espers and the Cribs


Weevil (2004)


Drunk On Light
Second album from the much-acclaimed Weevil, who have taken 1980's Kraftwerk-style anthems and given them a contemporary twist


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