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All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman [various artists], album review

An all-star cast including Eric Church, Jackson Browne and Dr John pay tribute to country music singer and songwriter Gregg Allman

Aphex Twin reveals first song from his new album  listen

Syros lead song is minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix], which emphasises his melodic sideAphex Twin has unveiled a song from Syro, his first album for 13 years. The track minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix] was put out on YouTube on Thursday night. An

Ryan Adams: Ryan Adams review a straight-down-the-line stadium-rocker

(Columbia)It has taken Ryan Adams more than a decade, and he has finally done it: he's recorded his straight-down-the-line stadium-rocker. In contrast to the muted strum of its predecessor, 2011's Ashes & Fire, this self-titled album is monolithic, bombas

Karen O: Crush Songs review low-fi sketches on love and loneliness

(Cult Records)Earlier this year Karen O received an Oscar nomination for Moon Song, an acoustic love song whose nigh-on nursery-rhyme lyricism was undercut by a tangible melancholy ("But with you my dear/ I'm safe and we're a million miles away"). It turn

Banks: Goddess review an accomplished debut

(Harvest/Capitol Music Group)Jillian Banks, with her meticulous pout, heartfelt lyrics and sleek electronic R&B sound, occupies a contradictory space. On the one hand she seems easy to dismiss as a major-label bet hedged on a pretty face and easily digest

Death from Above 1979: The Physical World review exhausting but fun

(Last Gang Records)This is Toronto duo Death from Above 1979s followup to their 2004 debut Youre a Woman, Im a Machine. It has been a long wait multi-instrumentalist Jesse Keeler and singer and drummer Sebastien Grainger split in 2005 before reconvening f

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters: Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar review

Led Zeppelin's former frontman faces up to ageing, alienation and heartbreak as his band assimilate wide-ranging influencesThere is a great story about Led Zeppelin's arrival in LA in December 1968. It was the moment at which they began their campaign to

Aphex Twin - Syro: A First Listen Review

First there came the blimp, then the graffiti, then the deep web album announcement, then a tQ scribe bound for a secretive listening party to hear Richard D. James' most celebrated guise making a long-awaited return. But is it any good? Joe Clay reports

Goat – Commune

This mysterious Swedish collective certainly got chins-a-wagging in 2012, thanks to the sheer scope of their all-action psych-rock. This second LP picks up where debut World Music left off, picking purposefully at the same threads of pulsating hypno-groov

Deacon Blue: A New House - album stream

Exclusive: Glaswegian band Deacon Blue stream their latest album