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REVIEW: JARV IS… – ‘Beyond The Pale’ (Rough Trade)

The live genesis of Jarvis Cocker’s latest project JARV IS… means that ‘Beyond The Pale’ has both its charms and flaws.

REVIEW: Sleaford Mods – ‘All That Glue’ (Rough Trade)

Gathering up a healthy number of B-sides and rarities among the prime cuts, Sleaford Mods’ first compilation ‘All That Glue’ is more worthwhile than your average greatest hits.

REVIEW: Girl Band – ‘The Talkies’ (Rough Trade)

A hulking beast of bleak experimentalism, Girl Band’s second effort ‘The Talkies’ is bewildering yet emotionally cathartic.

REVIEW: SOAK – ‘Grim Town’ (Rough Trade)

A loose concept album of hope and strength in the face of disillusionment, Bridie Monds-Watson’s second SOAK album ‘Grim Town’ is a leap forwards.

REVIEW: Sleaford Mods – ‘Sleaford Mods’ EP (Rough Trade)

A compelling voice in an otherwise bland wilderness, Sleaford Mods deliver another no-nonsense EP.

REVIEW: Gruff Rhys – ‘Babelsberg’ (Rough Trade)

Bursting with lushly orchestrated MOR pop, ‘Babelsberg’ is yet another sumptuous solo album from former Furry Gruff Rhys.

REVIEW: Goat Girl – ‘Goat Girl’ (Rough Trade)

Goat Girl’s self-titled debut album displays huge promise and compelling modern punk bile, but its structure of song sketches lets the band down.

REVIEW: The Decemberists – ‘I’ll Be Your Girl’ (Rough Trade)

The Decemberists’ eighth album ‘I’ll Be Your Girl’, branching out into electronic textures to complement their established indie-rock sensitivity, is only partly successful.

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