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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

Weezer: Everything Will Be Alright in the End a partial return to form

(Republic)It was the openly emotional songwriting of Weezers 1996 album, Pinkerton, that brought the band to cult status, but soon after that, frontman Rivers Cuomo changed tack and instead began trying to craft perfect pop songs that were clinical and

CD: Caribou - Our Love

There's a narrative that I recall from one particular 'Ball Boy' strip in the Beano comic many years ago, but I'm pretty sure was recurring in similar cartoon strips too, of a bookworm or boffin character impinging on the tough kids' game, but then provin

Flying Lotus – You're Dead

You spend most of a certain fellow Warp producer’s exile gaining a rep as one of the most forward-thinking producers around, nipping off for a quick side project after several critically renowned releases; Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar guest on your gra

Flying Lotus – You're Dead

You spend most of a certain fellow Warp producer’s exile gaining a rep as one of the most forward-thinking producers around, nipping off for a quick side project after several critically renowned releases; Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar guest on your gra

Johnny Marr – Playland

There's a freewheeling vitality to Marr's second solo venture that not only lifts the weight of history but makes a mockery of the musical bed-hopping that's defined his recent output. He had these up his sleeve and was happy to be knobbing around with Mo

Johnny Marr – Playland

There's a freewheeling vitality to Marr's second solo venture that not only lifts the weight of history but makes a mockery of the musical bed-hopping that's defined his recent output. He had these up his sleeve and was happy to be knobbing around with Mo

CD: Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End

Over the years Weezer’s greatest skill has surely been to stimulate the inner schoolboy in us. Who, for instance, could deny hits like “Beverley Hills” paint a charming and cheeky picture of being young and nerdy? The thing is, though, Rivers Cuomo