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Lullaby and . . . The Ceaseless Roar

We'd like a Zep reunion as much as anyone, but it's easy to understand Robert Plant's resistance.

El Pintor

Interpol stand tall among the New York guitar acts that blew up in the early 2000s, back when rock fans watched bands through plumes of cigarette smoke instead of through phones.

Songs of Innocence

No other rock band does rebirth like U2. No other band – certainly of U2's duration, commercial success and creative achievement – believes it needs rebirth more and so often.

Karen O – Crush Songs

Anyone surprised at the direction that Karen O’s first solo album takes has clearly not been paying very much attention.

Go Somewhere And Then Come Back: Adam Duritz On Counting Crows' 'Somewhere Under Wonderland'

They may have crafted a wonderful catalogue of material and been an exceptional touring outfit for over two decades, but Counting Crows have always struggled to match the critical acclaim afforded to their 1993 debut, 'August And Everything After'. Until

Counting Crows - Somewhere Under Wonderland (Album Review)

Let's get the time honoured question that greets every new Counting Crows release out of the way, shall we?

U2 - Songs Of Innocence (Album Review)

U2 and Apple’s dip into breaking and entering with ‘Songs Of Innocence’ rubbed an awful lot of people up the wrong way.

Catfish And The Bottlemen - The Balcony (Album Review)

If you’re going to release a record that sounds like it’s been resurrected, Demolition Man-style, from the unloved indie soup of a decade ago, then you better have a bloody good reason for doing so. ‘The Balcony’, Catfish And The Bottlemen’s deb

CD: Inspiral Carpets - Inspiral Carpets

There was a time, around 25 years ago, when Inspiral Carpets’ psyche-eyed cow logo, accompanied by the motto “Cool as Fuck”, was ubiquitous on tee-shirts. Along with the Charlatans, they represented the second tier of the “Madchester” movement,

Holy Holy, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, review: 'occasionally ragged'

A selection of satisfactory casting choices couldn't stop this Bowie homage from occasionally falling into pub rock territory, says Neil McCormick.