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Wednesday, January 13 2010

Remember to Forget: The Twilight Sad Interview

With the recent release of their second album, the Twilight Sad are poised for that ever-elusive "next level". PopMatters talks with lead singer James Graham about life on the road, and on the dole.


Monday, December 7 2009

The Best Debut Albums of 2009

The best debuts are exciting not only for what they promise, but for what they deliver, too. Think of these ten albums not as what could be, but also what already is: the best debut records of 2009.


Monday, November 30 2009

"We're Trying to Make Our Own Kind of Mythology": An Interview with Wild Beasts

Bruce Springsteen? Drowning rats? Steve Reich and the joyous art of hedonism? These are the least interesting topics that Wild Beasts talk about following a year of well-deserved acclaim for their sophomore album.


Monday, December 8 2008

The Best of Britain 2008

British music in 2008 was for once every bit the match of its American equivalent, and tantalisingly suggested there's much more to come.


Monday, August 18 2008

Eyes Wide Open: An Interview With Los Campesinos!

Welsh speed-pop septet Los Campesinos! have ascended the indie-rock ladder at a rate that has even stunned co-founder Neil Campesinos. Touring with Broken Social Scene and releasing a critically adored full-length: all in a day's work for a band that didn’t even exist three years ago.


Reviews

Thursday, February 18 2010

Field Music: Field Music (Measure)

Pulled off with a busy insouciance, Measure is record bulging with ideas, every one shrunk to miniature and promptly dispensed with to allow for the next.


Wednesday, February 17 2010

Lightspeed Champion: Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You

Album number two sees Devonté Hynes move his dewy-eyed melancholy pop from the bedroom to the big time.


Thursday, January 21 2010

Morningwood: Diamonds & Studs

One more power chord and the six string's done for in this energetically mundane exercise in safe sex.


Sunday, November 22 2009

The Paper Chase: Someday This Could All Be Yours, Vol. 1

John Congleton and Co's fifth full-length release removes the dark shawl of nihilism from the shoulders of the individual and tosses it instead over humanity at large.


Sunday, November 15 2009

Eugene McGuinness: Eugene McGuinness

The Brit troubadour has evidently developed a penchant for the past, which stifles the forward-thinking bent of his debut.


Annuals: Such Fun [12.Oct.08]
Gregor Samsa: Rest [17.Jul.08]
Adem: Takes [2.Jun.08]
Duffy: Rockferry [20.May.08]
Souvaris: A Hat [14.Apr.08]
Muse: HAARP [10.Apr.08]
Zs: Arms [29.Jan.08]
Coyote: Outsides [17.Dec.07]
Prints: Prints [31.Oct.07]

Blogs

Wednesday, December 2 2009

Best Music Videos of 2009: Chris Baynes


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