Rock

Machine Head: Bloodstone & Diamonds review visceral and emotional

(Nuclear Blast)While Machine Heads last album, 2011s Unto the Locust, divided opinion in a way that 2007s globe-conquering The Blackening manifestly didnt, there is still a strong sense that Robb Flynns crew are a band with a ferocious wind in their sails

Queen Forever - Queen

This new compilation of the legendary band's music features unreleased tracks from sessions dating from 1981. Songs on the album include 'Let Me in Your Heart Again' and 'Play the Game'.

Queen and Michael Jackson in pictures

Queen Forever, a new compilation of the bands music, features previously unreleased tracks from sessions dating back to 1981, including a duet between Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson.

Nick Drake: requiem for a solitary man

To mark the 40th anniversary of the singer's death, we reprint the NME's obituary, taken from Rocks Backpages, in which Nick Kent casts a wry eye over Drake's Cambridge education, assesses his output, and contests the coronor's suicide verdict.

The Parable of Arable Land - Red Krayola

This was the first album to be released by the group in 1967. Now the songs have been re-mastered from the original tapes for this special edition.

Love Songs - Love

This two disc special edition album includes the songs 'My Little Red Book' and 'A Message to Pretty'.

Pink Floyd: The Endless River – album review

The band’s first album in 20 years is a graceful, largely instrumental meditation on their own past.

Pom Pom - Ariel Pink

"Jubilant, exuberant and a hell of a lot of fun" is how The Skinny described this latest album from Ariel Pink. The Guardian felt that: "There is substance here, and many styles". Tracks include: 'White Freckles' and 'Four Shadows'.

At Bay - The Wharves

This is the debut album from the group. Their music is a blend of psyche-rock and folk. The album includes the songs 'Left, Right and Centre' and 'Keep on'. The Skinny gave it three stars feeling that: "they don’t quite explore enough to warrant the

Glory - Axes

This second album from the group includes the songs 'Real Talk' and 'Your Two'. The Skinny felt that the album is as: "thrilling as it is exhausting".