Album Reviews


PS I Love You – Death Dreams (Paper Bag Records)

PS I Love You’s debut album, Meet Me at the Muster Station, was a stunning first effort, and its follow-up is another great addition to the 21st Century revisiting of the 1990s

Fixers – We’ll Be The Moon (Vertigo)

Fixers have produced an astral release which borrows from indie rock, electronica and avant-garde.

Niki & The Dove – Instinct (Mercury/Sub Pop Records)

This sparkling debut from the future pop duo proves a prolific string of EP releases doesn’t always lead to a disappointing full-length.

Clock Opera – Ways to Forget (Moshi Moshi)

It takes a good few listens to realise that any noteworthy emotional mark has been left by Connelly on any of these 10 songs

The Dandy Warhols – This Machine

There’s a sense that the Dandy Warhols are harking back, ruminating and acknowledging some sense of loss or failure.

Jack White – Blunderbuss (XL Recordings)

An unsurprisingly brilliant effort from a man who, as of yet, hasn’t made a bad record

Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again (Polydor)

Home Again shows potential for a talented singer to rise in today’s music scene but that rise may come in the future, and not just yet.

Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Love (Domino)

‘Sweet Heart Sweet Love’ is definitely not their best work, but this is a step back in the right direction and a reminder of how influential Spiritualized are.

The Magnetic Fields – Love at the Bottom of the Sea (Domino)

Dourly delivered sentiment, delicious metaphors, and mischievous puns are, as always, part of the fun

Deer Tick – Divine Providence (Partisan Records)

The ‘fancy’ album title couldn’t be further from the actual content on Deer Tick’s disappointing fourth album.