Album Reviews


Summer Camp – Welcome To Condale (Apricot/Moshi Moshi)

Lyrically and musically there seems to be an American teenage romance feel to a lot of the songs on the album, like they belong in a John Hughes movie.

Ben Howard – Every Kingdom (Island)

Let’s hope we see more of this type of man, as well as music, and kick to touch the egotists who feel that we need them and they don’t need us.

M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (Mute)

‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’ is a lengthy album and one that needs you to empty your head, sit down and be patient before you can fully absorb it.

S.C.U.M. – Again Into Eyes (Mute)

Again Into Eyes is bordering on sheer brilliance, but there is a definite feel that there is still so much potential for the band to be even greater

Spank Rock – Everything Is Boring & Everyone Is A Fucking Liar

Juwon is still serving it to listeners in that crazy sexy cool manner of his. It’s just the plate that its served on is a bit too clean and regular.

Active Child – You Are All I See (Vagrant)

Active Child is devilishly impressive as he’s made an album which pretty much sums up all current musical sub genres of 2011.

The Subways – Money and Celebrity (Cooking Vinyl)

In some places solid, in others throwaway but oddly enough always displaying an engaging brand of rock, it should appeal to fans and diehards

Howling Bells – The Loudest Engine (Cooking Vinyl)

The world may be full of rock bands, but few can boast a kick-ass female lead singer who delivers great vocals with an awesome band

The Kooks – Junk Of The Heart (Virgin)

The main focus to this album seems to be on delivering rhythm and melody with strong sing-a-long choruses that will surely please the festival circuit

The Rifles – Freedom Run (Right Hook)

Alas whilst, yes, Freedom Run’s tracks are in places a tad samey if not thin, such critique can be quite quickly dismissed.