Charles Pitter

Charles Pitter has a degree in English and French literature from Middlesex and Paris VIII Universities. In 2011 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for poetry.
50 Years On, Do We Have Any Sympathy for Stoner’s Unrelenting Stoicism?

50 Years On, Do We Have Any Sympathy for Stoner’s Unrelenting Stoicism?

A modern reader may only appreciate Stoner if he or she has some tolerance and sympathy for a significant degree of stasis.
Lloyd Cole: 1D Electronics 2012-2014

Lloyd Cole: 1D Electronics 2012-2014

Lloyd Cole’s second electronic record assembles “unfinished” work: minimalist but still engaging.
The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth

The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth

A satisfying return from the British indie rock band led by Pete Doherty and Carl Barât.
Gabrielle Aplin: Light Up the Dark

Gabrielle Aplin: Light Up the Dark

Aplin’s US debut Light Up the Dark has distinct commercial appeal, but may not be her best in the long run.
Craig Finn: Faith in the Future

Craig Finn: Faith in the Future

Craig Finn’s second solo album Faith in the Future perseveres in hard times, thanks to Finn’s dark humor.
Rufus and Chaka Khan: Live Stompin’ at the Savoy

Rufus and Chaka Khan: Live Stompin’ at the Savoy

Re-mastered re-release of Rufus and Chaka Khan album Live: Stompin’ at the Savoy takes us back to the ‘80s and further.
Jarryd James: Give Me Something

Jarryd James: Give Me Something

Australian singer-songwriter/producer Jarryd James shows some pop sophistication on "Give Me Something".
Iris Dement: The Trackless Woods

Iris Dement: The Trackless Woods

Iris Dement’s The Trackless Woods sets Russian poet Anna Akhmatova’s poetry to music with excellent results.
Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Latin Disco

Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Latin Disco

This compilation traces the disco movement from its roots in the Latin community through to Nu-disco.
Wendy & Lisa: Fruit at the Bottom

Wendy & Lisa: Fruit at the Bottom

The late ‘80s album gets a fresh work-out with re-mastered expanded edition, featuring Prince remix.
Carly Simon: Spoiled Girl (Expanded Edition)

Carly Simon: Spoiled Girl (Expanded Edition)

Yuppie drama in expanded version of Carly Simon’s Spoiled Girl. Cult masterpiece or cult disaster?
Left Lane Cruiser: Dirty Spliff Blues

Left Lane Cruiser: Dirty Spliff Blues

Indiana’s Left Lane Cruiser demonstrate their loud and raucous prowess on Dirty Spliff Blues.