Alex Macpherson

The Strange World Of... Tori Amos

With her fourteenth album recently released, the prolific singer-songwriter and composer sat down with Alex Macpherson to reflect on some of the more overlooked moments in her back catalogue.

Miranda Lambert: Platinum review righteous swagger from country star

(RCA Nashville) Two-thirds of the way through Hard Staying Sober, just when you think the song has come to its resigned conclusion, Miranda Lambert explodes into life again. "Why ya think the world drinks?" she demands, and the song abruptly turns on a

Lil' Wayne: I Am Not a Human Being II - review

(Universal/Island) The title derives from Lil' Wayne's habit of describing himself as an alien in order to emphasise his separation from other rappers. Now that his skills have lain dormant for longer than his mid-00s imperial phase lasted - a time when

Dawn Richard: Goldenheart - review

(Our Dawn Entertainment) The stakes are high on Dawn Richard's debut solo album proper, the first in a planned trilogy following last year's prelude EP, Armor On. Richard depicts herself as a Joan of Arc-style figure waging a holy war in the name of love