Album Reviews – 29th Edition

Bruce Springsteen finds utter darkness in his first encounter with folk music, Iggy Pop roars back to form with a little help from his friends, the Alabama Shakes pair their blues roots with sonic weirdness, and Beady Eye turns in a loose, wild, and fun rock record.

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Album Reviews – 28th Edition

Daughter merges folk music with clever electronic arrangements, Of Monsters and Men expand their indie sound to wide and cold grounds, Tears For Fears take new wave to a depressive dark pit, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds deliver a record of solid mid-tempo rockers.

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Album Reviews – 26th Edition

The Good, The Bad & The Queen get sulky in the apocalypse, Gorillaz reach the peak of their eclectic pop, The Allman Brothers Band solidify themselves as the ultimate interpreters and re-inventors of the American roots musical tradition, and The Black Crowes bring southern rock to the 90s.

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Album Reviews – 23rd Edition

Of Monsters and Men approach indie rock with genuine starry-eyed naiveté and grand imagery, The Dead Weather rewrites the blues with augmented darkness, Gram Parsons bows out with style, and Jane’s Addiction splits a record between their funky brand of metal and long-winded epics.

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