Album Reviews


Badly Drawn Boy – It’s What I’m Thinking Part 1: Photographing Snowflakes

With two more albums to come from BDB in quick succession, things should be alright in the Gough camp once again

Fenech-Soler – Fenech-Soler (B-Unique) 27/09/2010

Fenech-Soler are not going to be to everyone’s taste, but they have certainly got a great future ahead of them if this album is anything to go by

Of Montreal – False Priest (Polyvinyl) 13/09/2010

Quirky yet brilliant, this is a masterpiece of thirteen unique, individual songs that you will listen to time and time again.

Manic Street Preachers – Postcards from a Young Man

As far as being an album that shows progression it doesn’t succeed, but it also at times represents a love letter to former glories

Eels – Tomorrow Morning (E Works) 23/08/2010

Tomorrow Morning may not be the album that you would recommend to newcomers to the band, but for fans it is an essential buy

Crocodiles – Sleep Forever (Fat Possum) 13/09/2010

If you liked Crocodiles first outing ‘Summer of Hate’ then you’ll no doubt enjoy ‘Sleep Forever’ but otherwise, this is not one of 2010’s top albums!

The Like – Release Me (Polydor) 06/08/2010

Individually, tracks such as ‘Narcissus In A Red Dress’ or ‘Fair Game’ smoulder, yet putting the 12 together it can become almost suffocating.

Aloe Blacc – Good Things (Stones Throw) 27/09/2010

A solid piece of work by a very talented artist, one who we will definitely be hearing more of.

The Charlatans – Who We Touch (Cooking Vinyl) 06/09/2010

Twenty years after the release of their debut album, The Charlatans are still on top form and “Who We Touch” is a definite must have

Everything Everything – Man Alive (Geffen) 30/08/2010

With their intelligence and breathtaking future pop Everything Everything may have just produced the début album of the year.