Thursday, April 23 2015
A survivor band if ever there was one, the Charlatans have drawn on personal tragedy to produce one of the stand-out albums of their long career.
Monday, March 16 2015
The successors to Radiohead and The Bends are a generation who liked how the film started, but lost the script halfway through.
Friday, February 20 2015
Blur's big comeback single turns out to be a weird little number that will appeal to only hardcore fans. Thank goodness.
Monday, October 6 2014
The ex-Boo Radley finally gives us his sophomore solo album. And while it's pretty good, we can only hope that Martin Carr will someday reconnect with his musically reckless self.
Friday, October 3 2014
Oasis' Morning Glory still holds up, which can be attributed to the fact that albums with this level of cultural clout and collective popularity tend to help define the sounds of their era.
Tuesday, August 5 2014
Blur's masterpiece The Great Escape examines the costs—for young lovers or pop stars—of trusting in stasis.
Friday, May 23 2014
Definitely Maybe is considered a classic, but with songs so straightforward and unadorned, what can really be gained from demos that sound almost exactly like the finished album tracks?
Thursday, April 24 2014
Damon Albarn's got a new album arriving in a few days, and his band's most popular album commemorates its 20th birthday. What better time to pay tribute to the period when Blur put the "pop" in Britpop?
Monday, May 13 2013
The story of the biggest British band to never make it in America gets a thorough, honest, and fair recounting.
Sunday, May 12 2013
If the band wanted to shoot out the lights on XTRMNTR, More Light just turns them back on again.