Album Reviews


Patrick Wolf – Sundark and Riverlight (Mercury)

One could call this project rather self indulgent and they would be right, but then would we expect anything different from Patrick Wolf.

The Datsuns – Death Rattle Boogie

What they lack in being dynamic they make up for in dynamism and raw talent. Yes!

Mac DeMarco – 2

Although there isn’t much variety on the album, Mac DeMarco sticks to a genre that fits him like a glove  

Egyptian Hip Hop – Good Don’t Sleep (R&S Records)

Good Don’t Sleep all just seems very similar, melding into one song which is quite simply disappointing.

How To Dress Well – Total Loss (Weird World)

Total Loss is one of them albums that will pull at your heartstrings and maybe toss up a few old memories whilst it’s playing as well.

Race Horses – Furniture (Stolen Records)

On listening to ’Golden Falkenburg’ it was clearly very different to the band previous seen.

Frightened Rabbit – State Hospital (Atlantic)

Whilst making their last album there were still a few gems that the band felt needed to be aired rather than hidden for a box set for the band’s 20th anniversary.

David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant

On this new endeavor, he has teamed up with fellow New York heavyweight St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark) to create a remarkably exceptional new album

Dinosaur Jr. – I Bet On Sky (PIAS)

This is arguably the band’s best work in well over a decade and one of 2012’s best rock albums.

Kyla La Grange – Ashes (Ioki/Sony)

While other singers appear to hide behind ‘big’ production, Kyla as a songwriter is an alluring prospect