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CD: Goat – Commune

Goat are the Swedish psychedelic rock band that made themselves known to the world in 2012 with their sublime debut album, World Music.

The decline and fall of rock and roll

U2's decision to mass release their new album to iTunes account holders represents only the latest in a long line of crimes against rock music, writes Andrew Woods.

This Is My Hand - My Brightest Diamond

Not many people can front a rock band, sing Gorecki's Third Symphony, lead a marching band processional down the streets of the Sundance film festival and perform in a baroque opera of their own composing-all in a month's time. But Shara Worden can. He

Somewhere Under Wonderland - Counting Crows

Counting Crows will release their highly-anticipated seventh studio album titled Somewhere Under Wonderland on September 15th, marking the band’s first original material since Saturday Night & Sunday Mornings in 2008. Counting Crows are known for creati

Ryan Adams - 'Ryan Adams'

For album number 14, the singer turns to the rock sheen of his near namesake, Bryan

Alt-J - 'This Is All Yours'

The electronic trio get playful and expansive on the follow-up to their Mercury Prize-winning debut

The Balcony - Catfish and the Bottlemen

From Llandudno, North Wales, this four piece is fronted by outspoken and charismatic frontman Van McCann, release their debut ‘The Balcony’ on Island Records / Communion. Includes the singles ‘Fallout’, ‘Kathleen’ and ‘Cocoon’. Produced

Worship The Sun - Allah-Las

Worship The Sun is an apt title for the second album from the LA-based group Allah-Las, the follow-up to their self-titled 2012 debut. When The Distillery, the all-analogue studio in which their eponymous debut album was recorded closed it's doors for the

Counting Crows, Somewhere Under Wonderland, review: 'nineties nostalgia'

Counting Crows channel Lynyrd Skynyrd and REM in their best collection of songs since their debut, says Helen Brown

My Brightest Diamond: This Is My Hand review operatic cult stars most accessible album yet

Butterfly-voiced and art-minded, My Brightest Diamonds Shara Worden has, thus far, been a familiar name to a limited coterie of left-field pop fans.