Album Reviews


John Talabot – ƒIN (Permanent Vacation)

ƒIN is the most innovative album so far this year and one of the exceptional debuts of many that will be flooding 2012.

The Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know (Fat Cat Records)

No One Can Ever Know is the third full length from the boys from Kilsyth, Scotland and with a mysterious yet fashionable sound, this album is the most accessible yet.

Django Django – Django Django (Because)

This album sounds like a strange lovechild between Metronomy and Hot Chip with some lashings of Franz Ferdinand thrown in for good measure

Pulled Apart By Horses – Tough Love (Transgressive)

This is an album which might be too tough for some peoples’ ears, but deep down this is a scream out and a fist in the air

Nada Surf – The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy (City Slang)

Their sixth proper studio album in fifteen years for Nada Surf isn’t the best return, but then the band have never had an easy ride

Dan Sartain – Too Tough To Live (One Little Indian)

Dan Sartain has only been with One Little Indian for a short time now, but it’s been enough time to make an impact.

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar (Wichita)

First Aid Kit have incredible voices, but this is not enough to save an album where everything else is so forgettable.

Tribes – Baby (Island)

Having been championed for some time by various music outlets, Tribes have finally released their eagerly anticipated debut album, Baby.

Casiokids – Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen (Moshi Moshi)

The band have an album which brightens up the month with a flurry of songs which are like colourful, synthy fireworks

Guided By Voices – Let’s Go Eat the Factory (Fire)

This is pretty much what anyone would expect from a comeback album, no new tricks but plenty of their old magic like