A sour, vitriolic and pessimistic vision for the Seventies after the death of the hippie dream, The Stooges’ gritty, sleazy second album ‘Fun House’ is a proto-punk classic.
Addressing important issues on gender expectations with style and wit, ‘Kitchen Sink’ is Nadine Shah’s finest album to date.
A beginner’s guide to British art-pop pioneers Roxy Music – including profile, discography guide and playlist.
Stripped down and delivered with a hushed ambiance, ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ is possibly Bob Dylan’s most straightforward album ever.
A great leap forwards in Isaac Brock’s artistry, Modest Mouse’s ‘The Moon & Antarctica’ was a successful transition from the indies to the majors.
A jaded, cynical yet ultimately touching analysis of Western civilisation’s obsession with technology at the dawn of the millennium, Grandaddy’s ‘The Sophtware Slump’ feels even more relevant 20 years on.
Restricting himself to very short songs, Stephin Merritt’s latest Magnetic Fields album ‘Quickies’ is another stylish triumph.
All the best new music released throughout May 2020.
Written and recorded under lockdown in just 30 days, White Denim’s clipped, economical new album ‘World As A Waiting Room’ encapsulates their appeal.
One of the most challenging and avant-garde albums from a major artist of all time, Scott Walker’s malevolent ‘Tilt’ turns 25 years old.