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Album review: Neneh Cherry – Broken Politics

Album review: Neneh Cherry – Broken Politics

Those under the age of 20 probably won’t remember Swedish singer Neneh Cherry or possibly recognise her big hit “7 Seconds” (a collaboration with Youssou N’Dour which won an MTV Europe Music Award) from the mid-90s. Whilst her fans might have …read more

Album review: Tim Hecker – Konoyo

Album review: Tim Hecker – Konoyo

If you’re not familiar with Tim Hecker, here’s a brief introduction: he’s a forty-something experimental electronic composer and ‘sound artist’. Very Japanese in flavour – Konoyo is his 9th full-length solo LP… The album is dense and foreboding, creating aural landscapes without …read more

Album review: Suede – The Blue Hour

Album review: Suede – The Blue Hour

Suede’s 8th studio album arrives 25 years into their recording career. This includes the 7 year break the band took from 2003, which in itself was enveloped by an 11-year gap between albums 5 and 6. The band have built …read more

Album review: Joe Bonamassa – Redemption

Album review: Joe Bonamassa – Redemption

Prolific Blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa has been releasing solo albums for nearly 20 years and ever since his days as a 12 year old boy (yes, 12!!) opening concerts for B.B. King, his supernatural guitar chops have been his calling card. …read more

Album review: Aphex Twin – Collapse EP

Album review: Aphex Twin – Collapse EP

…On which Richard D James continues his impressive run since emerging after a long silence in 2014. This is one of his tighter sets, accessible to casual listeners and with enough character to keep fans happy. “T69 Collapse” is a …read more

Album review: Clutch – Book of Bad Decisions

Album review: Clutch – Book of Bad Decisions

Veteran American rockers Clutch have been around for what feels like forever, but rather than being part of any “has-beens” club they’re still going strong with all the energy and vigour of musicians half their age. At 15 tracks long, …read more

Album review: Iron & Wine – Weed Garden

Album review: Iron & Wine – Weed Garden

Sam Beam, aka Iron & Wine, has been releasing music for 16 years now, prolifically in the modern industry. Read on to find out about his latest effort Weed Garden… A short and sharp 6 track EP, beautifully presented and …read more