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CULT ’90s: Sparklehorse – ‘Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot’

Mark Linkous’s first Sparklehorse album, ‘Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot’ is split between spacy folk-rock and scuffed, lo-fi indie.

REVIEW: EOB – ‘Earth’ (Over Natural / Capitol)

As EOB, Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien doesn’t live up his pedigree on debut solo album ‘Earth’.

REVIEW: Beck – ‘Hyperspace’ (Fonograf / Capitol)

While it reaps more rewards in its pursuit of being at the cutting-edge, neither Beck nor collaborator Pharrell Williams truly stretch themselves on ‘Hyperspace’.

CULT ’80s: Beastie Boys – ‘Paul’s Boutique’

Derided at the time, Beastie Boys’ kaleidoscopic second album ‘Paul’s Boutique’ helped to turn sampling into a fine art form.

CULT ’90s: Sparklehorse – ‘Good Morning Spider’

No Sparklehorse album quite captures the essence and power of Mark Linkous than ‘Good Morning Spider’, released in July 1998.

REVIEW: Sam Smith – ‘The Thrill Of It All’ (Capitol)

A heart-wrenching lyrical tour de force from Sam Smith is fatally compromised by bland over-production on his second album, ‘The Thrill Of It All’.

REVIEW: Beck – ‘Colors’ (Fonograf / Capitol)

Beck’s tenth studio album ‘Colors’ is fun, but ultimately lacks the real substance that made his previous glories so enduring.

REVIEW: Empire Of The Sun – ‘Two Vines’ (Capitol)

Often characterised by their distinct pop/indie hybrid aesthetic, Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore have long proven their ability in satisfying the appetite of an unusually varied audience. After arriving flamboyantly on scene in 2008, their debut We Are The People quickly generated the interest of riff and beat lovers alike whilst their vibrant stage shows ensnared the remaining few. Although the Australian duo are able to continue shamelessly riding the

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