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Latest Reviews

 

They're brand and they're spanking. We review the biggest new release each week and also a second album that you might have missed. Each review comes with a comments section. Please feel free to leave your own review. Diversity makes for a rich tapestry.

3rd November

Shamir - Revelations

Following on from the success of debut album Ratchet, Shamir returns with a new record that is a notable change of pace...

 

 

Goldie Lookin Chain - Fear Of A Welsh Planet

An exquisite blast from the past as we take an intergalactic trip with the Newport rap collective on an album that's bursting at the seams with Welsh pride...

 

 

7th July

HAIM - Something To Tell You

After the unprecedented success of their debut album, Days Are Gone, family band HAIM return after four years away with their long-awaited follow-up. Will it live up to their first endeavour?...

 

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

Featuring the latest from Whitehorse, Sarah Jaffe and This Is The Kit...

 

 

16th June

Lorde - Melodrama

The follow-up album to 2013 smash hit Pure Heroine sees the New Zealand songstress reaching for a more mature high. Will she get there or will old habits die hard?...

 

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

 

Featuring the latest releases from Nickelback, Beth Ditto and Portugal.The Man...

 

 

9th June

London Grammar - Truth Is A Beautiful Thing

Four years after the success of their debut album, we see the return of Cockney trio London Grammar. Will it represent a pay out on early promise or a career full stop?...

 

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

Featuring a lesson in mediocrity from Katy Perry and a cosmic field trip with Sufjan Stevens and friends...

 

 

2nd June

Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa

After 2 years of singles and EPs, it's time to see if all the hype was correct as we run the rule over the debut album from pop sensation Dua Lipa...

 

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

Featuring a surreal trip with alt-J and a journey into Halsey's hopeless fountain kingdom...

 

 

 

19th May

Linkin Park - One More Light

It's been 17 years since their first album Hybrid Theory became one of the biggest selling debuts of all time. 7 albums in, is there any sign that they are running out of steam?...

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

Featuring the latest releases from nu metal pioneers Papa Roach and nostalgia-driven Pokey LaFarge...

 

 

12th May

Harry Styles - Harry Styles

Where once there were five, now only one stands. See if the latest offshoot from the One Direction greenhouse flourishes into bloom or withers like a perennial weed...

 

 

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

Featuring the latest releases from a much-changed Paramore and American legend Todd Rundgren...

 

 

28th April

Gorillaz - Humanz

After an extended period of still life, the cartoon heroes return with their fifth studio album...

 

 

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

Featuring John Mellencamp, a glee-filled Lea Michele and a little bit of Feist...

 

 

7th April

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

Father John Misty sends down a political text of an album that will fuel your drunken conversations for months to come...

 

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

Featuring debut albums from The Chainsmokers and Blaenavon and the return of Michelle Branch...

 

 

31st March

Aimee Mann - Mental Illness

The ninth studio album from (arguably) the coolest lady in music might just be her best record yet...

 

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

Featuring the legendary Bob Dylan, a comeback from Nelly Furtado and NFL superstar Martellus Bennett...

 

 

24th March

James Blunt - The Afterlove

The undisputed Captain of the music industry returns with his fifth studio album. He's hurt and bitter and he doesn't think you're as beautiful as he once did...

 

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

Featuring the latest albums from perennial weeds Take That and Mike Posner-fronted group Mansionz...

 

 

17th March

Zara Larsson - So Good

You've heard the singles, now here comes the album from Swedish pop starlet Zara Larsson. So Good gives itself top billing but can it live up to its name?...

 

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

Drake gets in the kitchen, Depeche Mode take to the streets and Counterfeit try to get out of Jamie's shadow...

 

10th March

Laura Marling - Semper Femina

Laura Marling helps us celebrate International Women's Day with an album that celebrates the beauty and variety of feminine relationships and connections...

 

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

Featuring new releases from Bush (with Gavin Rossdale?), Jay Som, The Shins and an opus from The Magnetic Fields...

 

 

3rd March

Ed Sheeran - ÷

The return from a social media hiatus of the best thing from West Yorkshire since the Brontës. It will sell but is it any good? Let's find out...

 

 

Best (Or Worst) Of The Rest

Featuring a long awaited solo release from Alison Krauss, a new album from Dia Frampton and the debut record by Khalid...

 

 

Musical Moron Top 10 Albums Of 2016

 

Like David Blaine in a box over the Thames, it is time for some serious reflection (with slightly less establishing a poo corner). Let's cast a glance back over the successes of 2016. Who is in? Who is out? Prepare the 'Whole Lotta Love', it's countdown time...

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