Rock & Pop


One Direction extend their winning streak, with echoes of the 1970s and 1980s


In 2006, Antony Hegarty toured Europe with 13 women, some of them transgender, onstage beside him.

Sonic Highways

Dave Grohl and Co. travel across America for their new LP without ever really leaving home.

The Endless River

It was bassist Roger Waters' lyric: "Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way."


Musicians have been puzzling for decades over how to follow a career-making, record-breaking LP.

With a Little Help From My Fwends

Rockers from Jimi Hendrix to Sonic Youth have futzed about with songs from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but none have approached the acid burnout of the Flaming Lips and their many "fwends" on this track-by-track remake.

TV On The Radio – Seeds

Barely a week after TV On The Radio’s fourth studio album Nine Types Of Light arrived in April 2011, bassist Gerard Smith – who had initially been recruited by singer Tunde Adebimpe after busking in New York’s subway – was tragically taken by lung

Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds

Bloodstone & Diamonds is a record that has slow burner written all over it; clocking in at an epic seventy minutes, it boasts some of the most considered, restrained writing of the band’s career to date. That it might take a little while to click, thou

Bryan Ferry – Avonmore

With Roxy Music having recently called it quits (again), their frontman Bryan Ferry is now able to concentrate on the full-time job of being Bryan Ferry.

Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds (Album Review)

Machine Head's 'The Blackening' is a modern masterpiece.