Joni Mitchell - (2021)
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look at albums from the past, Nick Dent-Robinson examines Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s classic 1971 album, ‘Blue’, which is being released in various 50th Anniversary editions, which include demos and out-takes.
Big Eyes Family - (2021)
Nicky Crewe examines the not-to-be-missed latest album from Sheffield’s Big Eyes Family, which was first released in the Covid chaos of November 2020.
Hawks - (2021)
Stephen Duffy, sometimes also known as 'TinTin', formed The Hawks after quitting Duran Duran just before they were signed. Tommy Gunnarsson listens to The Hawks' previously unreleased only album 'Obviously 5 Believers', and finds that it isn’t without its charm.
Rubik - (2021)
Maarten Schiethart reflects upon Finnish maths pop pioneers Rubik’s under-rated third album ‘Solar’, which has its tenth anniversary this year.
Loft - (2021)
In our 'Re:View' section Tommy Gunnarsson reflects on a new double CD retrospective by influential early indie act The Loft.
Ian Dury - (2021)
In our Re:View section John Clarkson examines an impressive three CD Ian Dury retrospective.
Bitter Springs - (2021)
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Kimberly Bright finds that the Bitter Springs’ magnificent remastered 2001 masterpiece '(Suburban Crimes of) Every Happiness' hasn’t aged a day.
Donald Fagen - (2021)
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Neil Swift reflects upon Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen’s 1982 debut solo album ‘The Nightfly’.
VIPS - (2020)
Steve Kinrade enjoys new Optic Nerve Recordings retrospective 'Need Somebody to Love', which compiles together all the studio recordings of lost 70's new wave band, the VIPs.
Bert Jansch - (2020)
Keith How appraises a reissue of 'Crimson Moon', the 21st LP by legendary, late Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch which feature appearances from Johnny Marr and Bernard Butler.
Lapre - (2020)
Maarten Schiethart reviews a retrospective of vintage synthesizer nostalgia from Berlin duo Lapre.
Neil Innes - (2020)
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson finds something for almost everyone in Neil Innes' 1972 debut solo album 'How Sweet To Be An Idiot', which is being reissued in an expanded version.
Miscellaneous - (2020)
Ben Howarth refelcts upon Californian singer-songwriter Sean O'Brien's eighth solo album from last year, which is an enjoyable ride from power-pop to angsty punk.
Giant Sand - (2020)
Adrian P examines Giant Sand’s much-cherished 1991 studio album once more, which Fire Records have rebooted once more with a renewed double-disc edition.
Trashmen - (2020)
Maarten Schiethart reflects on a compilation from mid-Western surf-twang pioneers The Trashmen from last year, who were finally given a comprehensive Best-of CD in the UK.
David Gray - (2020)
Eoghan Lyng reflects on Irish singer-songwriter David Gray's groundbreaking fourth album 'White Ladder', which has just been re-released in a remastered 20th Anniversary edition.
Earthworks - (2020)
Adrian Janes assesses an expanded version of a 1997 career compilation of Bill Bruford’s jazz combo Earthworks, which covers both studio and live tracks.
Mercury Rev - (2019)
In our 'Re: View' section. in which our writers reflect on albums from the past, Keith How finds that a timely sumptuous four CD celebration of Mercury Rev’s 'All is Dream'from 2001 presented with demos, live materials and unreleased material proves to be a relevant and fascinating listen.
Bert Jansch - (2019)
Keith How reflects on Bert Jansch's 1979 album, 'Avocet', which has been newly re-released in an expanded version on vinyl.
Graham Day and the Forefathers - (2019)
In our 'Re:View' section. in which our writers reflect on albums from the past. Fiona Hutchings examines Medway garage rockers Graham Day and the Forefathers reissue of their 2014 album 'Good Things' which features three bonus tracks.
Gene Clark - (2019)
As Gene Clark's 1967 solo debut is re-released, Tommy Gunnarsson takes us through its history and its highlights.
Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield - (2019)
Carl Bookstein finds that the great instrumental pairing of Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield shines on 'The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68'.
Billy Idol - (2018)
In our 'Re:view' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Lisa Torem examines ‘Vital Idol: Revitalized’, a new masterfully remixed edition of Billy Idol’s 1980’s classic ‘Vital Idol’.
Sorrow - (2018)
Keith How examines recently re-released 1993 lost classic 'Under the Yew Possessed', the debut album of Sorrow, which featured Stawberry Switchblade's Rose McDowall and her then husband Robert Lee.
Giant Sand - (2018)
In our 'Re:View' section, Steve KInrade examines seminal Americana act Giant Sand's latest album 'Returns to Valley of Rain', which is a reworking of their 1985 debut album, 'Valley of Rain'.
Hot Pepper - (2018)
Dave Goodwin examines the 1978 only album of Hot Pepper, the disco-influenced studio project of Mexican drummer and producer Jesús Muñoz 'Tilico' which has recently been re-released.
Bark Psychosis - (2018)
Adrian Janes reflects on the reissue of 'Codename; Dustsucker', the astonishing 2004 second and final album from British band Bark Psychosis, finding that, while its blend of musical moods and random sounds might be defined as post-rock, it in fact, however, transcends all categories.
Roger Mcguinn - (2018)
Carl Bookstein reflects on 'Peace on You', the 1974 second solo album from Byrds founder, singer and guitarist Roger McGuinn which has just been reissued.
Gomez - (2018)
Cila Warncke finds that an outsized 20th Anniversary Edition four CD re-release of Gomez's Mercury Music Prize winning 'Bring It On' captures the brash charm of their youthful debut
Zz Top - (2018)
In our 'Re:View' section Adrian Huggins finds Texas band ZZ Top's recently reissued 1994 album 'Antenna' celebrates the best of their exhilarating music and foreshadows the excitement that their upcoming 50th anniversary will bring.
Television Personalities - (2018)
Erick Mertz examines 'Beautiful Despair', a 'lost' Television Personalities from 1990, which has finally come out on Fire Records.
Pele - (2017)
Tony Gaughan reflects upon Wirral-based pop/rock act Pele's 1992 debut album, which has just been re-released in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition
Brinsley Schwarz - (2017)
KImberly Bright examines influential rock act Brinsley Schwarz’s last album, 'It’s All Over Now', which finally sees an official release after forty-two years
Phil Ochs - (2016)
Anthony Strutt examines 'Live Again!', a recently discovered mixing desk tape of a 1973 gig from under-valued folk artist and protest singer Phil Ochs which finally sees the light of day
Death and Vanilla - (2016)
Anthony Strutt reflects upon Swedish duo Death and Vanilla’s recently reissued self-titled 2012 debut album
Grace Jones - (2016)
Following reissues of 'Nightclubbing' in 2014 and 2015's 'Disco' Grace Jones has even more to offer with the deluxe editions of her 1980 album 'Warm Leatherette' released on Universal
Terry Allen - (2016)
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Kimberly Bright examines Terry Allen's 1975 concept album 'Juarez' which has been recently re-released
John Cooper Clarke - (2016)
Nicky Crewe watches John Cooper Clarke perform an exuberant set of punk poetry at Bakewell Town Hall
Breathless - (2016)
Carl Bookstein reflects on London based quartet Breathless' evocative, atmospheric and melancholy fifth album 'Blue Moon', which originally released in 1999, is about to be reissued
Flamin Groovies - (2015)
In our Re:View section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Adrian Huggins examines 'Supersnazz', the 1969 debut album of 60s underground icons the Flamin' Groovies
Mothmen - (2015)
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Nicky Crewe reflects on Manchester post-punk band the Mothmen's long-lost only album 'Pay Attention', which has just been released on CD for the first time
Townes Van Zandt - (2015)
In our 'Re:View' series, in which our writers reflect upon albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson examines Townes Van Zandt's 'lost' Nashville album, which recorded in the 1970s but not released until 20 years later, is now being re-released as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of his career
McCarthy - (2015)
Almost thirty years after its initial release, UK label Optic Nerve is re-releasing jangly left-wingers McCarthy's debut album 'I am a Wallet' on vinyl with a lot of bonus tracks. Tommy Gunnarsson reflects on what is his favourite album ever
Monochrome Set - (2015)
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson listens to 'The Lost Weekend', the Monochrome Set's 1985 would-be chart-topper, and also their last album during their first period as a band, which has just been re-released on CD
Gong - (2015)
The late Daevid Allen’s legacy is enough to fire up the most jaded amongst us. This latest reissue of Gong’s ‘Camembert Electrique’, which comes with stunning packaging, does just that
Phil Alvin - (2015)
Dan Cressey reflects on 'County Fair 2000', Blasters' front man Phil Alvin's 1994 second solo album, which, recently reissued, finds him moving away from rock and roll and experimenting with jazz and blues
Blind Mr Jones - (2015)
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Dave Goodwin reflects on shoegazing/Britpop band Blind Mr Jones' 1994 second album 'Tattoine', which has just been re-released and remastered
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - (2015)
Dave Goodwin reflects on Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's 1984 fifth album 'Junk Culture', which has just been reissued in a double CD expanded edition
Ub40 - (2015)
Erick Mertz reflects upon UB40's 1984 fourth album and covers record 'Labour of Love', which is about to reissued in a three CD extended edition
Primitives - (2015)
Anthony Strutt reflects on the Primitives' underrated 1991 third album 'Galore', which has just been reissued in a double CD edition
Wolfhounds - (2015)
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Dixie Ernill reflects on indie pop band the Wolfhounds' debut album 'Unseen Ripples From A Pebble', which is about to be re-released in an expanded edition
Motorpsycho - (2015)
In our 'Re;View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Erick Mertz refelects on Norwegian heavy metal/psychedelic rockers Motorpsycho's classic third album, which has just been re-released in a four CD box set
Madness - (2014)
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Fiona Hutchings reflects on Madness's 1979 debut solo album 'One Step Beyond', which has just been re-released in an expanded edition
Chvrches - (2014)
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Anthony Strutt reflects on 'The Bones of What You Belive', Scottish electronic trio Chvrches' acclaimed debut album from last year
Iron Butterfly - (2014)
Carl Bookstein examines psyschedelic Californian group Iron Butterfly's recently reissued 1968 second album, 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'
Beth Orton - (2014)
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Anthony Strutt reflects on English singer-songwriter Beth Orton's 1999 album 'Central Reservation', which has just been re-released in a new double CD edition