Reviews



Ro Myra

Ro Myra - Nowhere. Nebraska

Nowhere. Nebraska

Evocative and multi-layered debut album from Nebraska-raised, now Nashville-based Americana/folk singer-songwriter Ro Myra


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - The Sun Shines Here: The Roots Of Indie Pop 1980-1984

The Sun Shines Here: The Roots Of Indie Pop 1980-1984

Essential and delightful five CD box set from Cherry Red which focuses on the roots of indie pop and should be in every pop fan’s record collection.


Specials

Specials - Protest Songs 1924-2012

Protest Songs 1924-2012

Ambitious collection of political covers from influential ska group The Specials


Lucky Ones

Lucky Ones - The Lucky Ones

The Lucky Ones

Sublimely atmospheric debut album from Yukon country-roots band The Lucky Ones


Oh Wonder

Oh Wonder - 22 Break

22 Break

Exceptional third album from under-rated South London alt pop duo Oh Wonder, the project of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, which was inspired by their near romantic break-up during its recording


Plenty

Plenty - Enough

Enough

Fascinating but overwhelming collection of new and historical material from 1980’s Liverpool post-punk art rock group Plenty


Daydream Three

Daydream Three - The Lazy Revolution

The Lazy Revolution

Charming and expressive second album from Sicily’s Daydream Three, praising the joys of the simple things in life.


Coldplay

Coldplay - Music of the Spheres

Music of the Spheres

Uninspiring and run-of--the-mill latest album from Coldplay


Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor - Outsider

Outsider

Reflective and versatile sixth solo album and first in eight years from Queen drummer Roger Taylor


Sharon Corr

Sharon Corr - The Fool And The Scorpion

The Fool And The Scorpion

Accomplished collection of rock and jazz-tinged piano ballads. on third solo album from Corrs multi-instrumentalist Sharon Corr


Mr Diagonal

Mr Diagonal - North Pacific

North Pacific

Curious multi-genre album about escapism from Robinson Crusoe one-man show Mr. Diagonal


Yebba

Yebba - Dawn

Dawn

Poignant and diverse debut album from Memphis -born singer-songwriter Yebba


Greatest Endangered Thing

Greatest Endangered Thing - And You, And Me

And You, And Me

Sam Taylor and Rebecca Van Cleave have changed the name of their duo, but not their music, which builds on their considerable musical achievements as Ophelia


Simeon Walker

Simeon Walker - Imprints EP

Imprints EP

Excellent EP from pianist and contemporary composer Simeon Walker proves the perfect introduction to his music for new fans and a treat for those who are already familiar with his work.


Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves - Star-Crossed

Star-Crossed

Emotive and adventurous new album from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves which was inspired by her recent marriage break-up and divorce


H3000

H3000 - H3000

H3000

Soulful and euphoric sci-fi inspired electronica on debut album from Australian/Los Angeles-influenced duo H3000


Halsey

Halsey - If I Cant Have Love, I Want Power

If I Cant Have Love, I Want Power

Gritty and thought=provoking rock on latest album from Halsey, who came out as non-binary earlier this year


Metallica and Various Artists

Metallica and Various Artists - Metallica Blacklist

Metallica Blacklist

Enjoyable new four CD Box set released to mark the 30th anniversary of Meatllica's infamous black album which combines a remastered version of the original album with covers of its tracks by a total of 53 artists.


James McMurtry

James McMurtry - The Horses and the Hounds

The Horses and the Hounds

First new album in seven years from singer songwriter and guitarist James McMurtry which features killer stories and raucous guitar


Poppermost

Poppermost - Hits to Spare

Hits to Spare

Enjoyable album from one-man Glaswegian multi-instrumentalist The Poppermost which sheds a bright light on the British Invasion and 1960s American bands


Gordon Giltrap and Paul Brett

Gordon Giltrap and Paul Brett - Raven Reflections

Raven Reflections

Outstanding collaboration from two of the UK's best and most original acoustic guitarists/songwriters Gordon Giltrap and Paul Brett which showcases Brett's specially designed Raven guitar.


Blancmange

Blancmange - Commercial Break

Commercial Break

1980s synth-pop progenitors Blancmange maintain their highly prolific release rate with a solid new addition to their discography


Various

Various - Generation Blitz

Generation Blitz

Highly impressive compilation that pays homage to ground-breaking early 1980s club Blitz which created the New Romantic movement


Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets

Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets - Under the Neon Heat

Under the Neon Heat

Versatile album from Californiian elder statesmen Greg Antista and the Lonely Streets who maintain a punk attitude