Category Archives: Album Reviews

Album Review: Peace – In Love

by Sam Skilton There’s an awful lot of over-hyped and tiresome indie-pop drivel floating around at the moment. For a while, I admit, I had Peace down as just another one of ‘those bands’. How wrong I was. It’s an … Continue reading

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Album Review: The XX – Coexist

by James Sloan Upon hearing just the opening notes of this album for the first time, fans of The XX can let out a huge sigh of relief. For the group’s slightly melancholic and mystical sound has not been lost … Continue reading

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Album Review: David Bowie – The Next Day

by Dan Smith Imagine if the world had indeed capitulated and died in December 2012 as the doomsayers and general n’er-do-wells had predicted. Had it occurred, and all substantial life forms had ceased to exist on planet Earth, all that … Continue reading

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Album Review: Johnny Marr – The Messenger

by James Sloan Remember Johhny Marr? Initially one half of a mesmerising Marr-Morrissey partnership that produced some of the greatest British indie rock music of the 1980s he then moved on, playing with The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Soul Sailor and The Fuckers – The Effects of Getting Wilder and Wilder

by Sam Skilton There’s a brand new sound making waves in the Italian province of Perugia, and Simonfrancesco Di Rupo is sailing on it all the way to the UK, for he is the captain of the weird and wonderful … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Courteeners – ANNA

by Alysha Stirling Manchester quartet The Courteeners are back with their third studio album ‘ANNA’, which they launched on Sunday 3rd February by playing two acoustic gigs at The Ritz in Manchester. Having played a sell out gig at the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg

by Sam Skilton It’s the mid-sixties, Beatlemania is in full flow, and the explosive guitar riffs of The Kinks, The Who and The Rolling Stones can be heard booming out of radio sets nationwide. But in this case, perhaps most … Continue reading

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