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Thom Yorke: Tomorrows Modern Boxes review no surprises on his new solo outing

(BitTorrent)Last time Thom Yorke rewrote the rules concerning music distribution, in 2007, it yielded Radioheads magnificent In Rainbows album. His latest attempt to bypass the self-elected gatekeepers of the music industry sees his second solo album bein

CD: Jackson Browne - Standing in the Breach

Jackson Browne's output has slowed since the mid-Nineties, and this arrives eight years after Time the Conqueror. The latter was much preoccupied with the Bush administration and the Iraq war, and Standing in the Breach - with a sleeve depicting a war-rav

CD: Jessie Ware - Tough Love

How does an artist follow a debut album as well-received as Jessie Ware’s Mercury-nominated Devotion? With something just as insistent, just as beautiful and just as likely to stick in the brain. There’s something incredibly unassuming about the Londo

Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright In The End

Weezer are getting old. These cult Los Angeles indie rock mainstays are at album number nine (if we’re not counting 2010’s offcuts compilation Death to False Metal), and their discography charts an ascent from pubescent garage rock to men with jobs an

Jessie Ware, Tough Love, album review: She is a natural diva

Commercially, Jessie Ware is a curious anomaly among R&B divas.

Johnny Marr: Playland review dazzling guitars, not much intrigue

(New Voodoo)When Johnny Marrs debut solo album arrived in 2013, it brought with it an element of intrigue. For sure, nobody was expecting The Messenger to showcase Marrs previously hidden Amigacore influences, but fans did wonder how the former Smiths gui

Flying Lotus: Youre Dead review a brilliant, wide-eyed dream of an album

(Warp)For an album with a threat for a title (or maybe its just a metaphysical observation), Youre Dead is surprisingly upbeat. Flying Lotus (real name Stephen Ellison), the musical polymath who flits so lightly between jazz, electronica, hip-hop and fun

Caribou Our Love review: spellbindingly ambiguous, endlessly fascinating electronica

Dan Snaith reckons his latest Caribou album is mind-numbingly simple but that does a great disservice to this beautifully strange, subtle musicDan Snaith has described his seventh album as both mind-numbingly simple and something for everybody to listen t

Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused

This collaboration between Scott Walker and Sunn O))), two absolute titans of cranium melting, molten sonic frequencies was greeted with fearsome trepidation; the ultimate unholy alliance of true uncompromising trailblazers all in the name of art. But how

Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused

This collaboration between Scott Walker and Sunn O))), two absolute titans of cranium melting, molten sonic frequencies was greeted with fearsome trepidation; the ultimate unholy alliance of true uncompromising trailblazers all in the name of art. But how