Album Reviews


Lonelady – Nerve Up (Warp) 22/02/2010

Lonelady’s ‘NERVE UP’ is her debut offering with indie label Warp, and to compare her to something of a post-apocalyptic Blondie probably does more of an injustice to post-apocalyptic societies than Debbie Harry herself!

The Features – ‘Some Kind Of Salvation’ (Serpents and Snakes)

‘Some Kind Of Salvation‘, is set to yet again be re-released (first released 2008, then again in July last year) to coincide with joining KOL’s label. So why should we bother with it this time round if it’s not been a success without the big name?

Four Tet – ‘There Is Love In You’ (Domino) 25/01/2010

You may expect ‘There Is Love In You’ to draw heavily from his side projects, instead this is a focused record that uses subtle sounds and samples to display Hebden’s growth as an artist.

Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here (XL) 08/02/2010

A triumphant return for a man who has been away for too long, and we should be grateful for it.

Lightspeed Champion – Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You (Domino) 15/02/2010

Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet you finds Lightspeed Champion firmly in his ascension as a solo artist.

Efterklang – Magic Chairs (4AD), 22/02/10

a solid, graceful album, and with Modern Drift included, that will just do fine.

Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago (Matador) 15/02/2010

With such a grandiose aesthetic it is easy to become overwhelmed by Shearwater’s own sense of artistry.

Massive Attack – ‘Heligoland’ (Virgin) 08/02/2010

Finally returning after a seven year hiatus, 3d + Daddy G’s eagerly anticipated fifth long player ‘Heligoland’ gets its long overdue release. Good things come to those who wait.

Field Music – Field Music (Measure) 15/02/2010

The album plays like a suite of prog-rock movements rather than a collection of unique tracks with the instrumental tracks only adding to this effect.

Los Campesinos – Romance Is Boring (Wichita) 01/02/2010

For third LP ‘Romance is Boring’, Los Campesinos! have switched to Coke Zero and toned it down (well, a bit) to produce their best album yet.