Tag: Album Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: The Coral ‘The Curse of Love’

You can’t exactly call it a ‘new album’, because that’s a bit of a lie. Recorded back in 2006, The Coral set about recording 12 tracked album The Curse of Love, and eight years later have decided now is the…

ALBUM REVIEW: nick nicely ‘Space Of A Second’

Rating: nick nicely is a cult figure amongst psychedelia enthusiasts due to his 1982 single ‘Hilly Fields (1892)’, which was described as “the best psychedelic record made since the ‘60s” by a certain NME upon its release. However, nicely faded into…

ALBUM REVIEW: The Flies ‘Pleasure Yourself’

Rating: Having moved from a major label to their friends from Library Music Recordings, The Flies were free to release their second LP – Pleasure Yourself – in their favourite format, a limited edition octagonal gatefold vinyl, alongside its online…

ALBUM REVIEW: J Mascis ‘Tied To A Star’

Rating: Starting out back in the 80’s, J Mascis’ lengthy career has certainly not been in a stasis throughout all these years. For more than three decades, the Massachusetts-born multi-instrumentalist has been an inspiration to many with countless projects including…

ALBUM REVIEW: Hyde & Beast ‘Keep Moving’

Rating: Nostalgia can be an interesting phenomenon. While to some extent all things are derivative, the value of wholly derivative art is often (and quite understandably) criticised. Originality and innovation are obviously wonderful traits to find in any art form,…

ALBUM REVIEW: Gulp ‘Season Sun’

Rating: If I have learned one thing in my time on this planet, it is not to try and second-guess a Super Furry Animal. The experimental Welsh rock band’s overall style has always managed to be at once immediately distinctive…

ALBUM REVIEW: Howler ‘World Of Joy’

A band’s second album is always seen as the hard one. They want to develop sound and style without distancing themselves too far from their debut. Minneapolis four-piece Howler released their debut album ‘America Give Up’ just over two years…

ALBUM REVIEW: We Are Catchers ‘We Are Catchers’

Bands from Liverpool have constantly reimagined the sound of the place since The Beatles invented music on Merseyside all those years ago.  The fertile Eric’s scene of the late 70s brought about post punk with the Bunnymen, Julian Copeland and…