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Alexis Petridis

Why Ben Watt's Hendra is the one album you should hear this week video review

Alexis Petridis recommends Ben Watt's Hendra, his second solo album since North Marine Dive, released a full 31 years ago.

The Amazing Snakeheads: Amphetamine Ballads review menace and confidence from Glaswegian rock villains

It takes skill to make this kind of ominous menace convincing on record, and indeed, the Amazing Snakeheads' debut is a suitably intense listen.

Todd Terje: It's Album Time review worth the 10-year wait, but only in parts

It's taken Todd Terje a full decade to make his debut album, and to some extent it's worth the wait but he does like to make things hard for himself Listen to our stream of It's Album Time here You could never accuse Todd Terje of rushing giddily into

Kylie Minogue: Kiss Me Once review - 'Glossy and depthless'

(Parlophone) Her voice isn't the strongest, the lyrics are woeful and filler abounds - but Kylie hasn't lost her knack for producing a superior brand of pop Twenty-seven years into a career that was supposed to last about 27 minutes, the release of Kylie

Harry Hill: now giving his X Factor musical 110%

Harry Hill is sitting in the corner of a deserted bar in the London Palladium.

Neneh Cherry: Blank Project - review

In the closing moments of her first solo album for 18 years, Neneh Cherry stops singing and starts making a noise.

St Vincent: St Vincent - review

Annie Clark's fifth album is a taut, meticulous triumph, blessed with a wealth of fantastic songs, ideas and sounds Five tracks into Annie Clark's fifth album as St Vincent comes a song called Digital Witness . "If I can't show it, you can't see me," sh

Young Fathers: Dead - review

This Edinburgh-based trio stir up a globalised, magpie-ish stew of hip-hop, electronica and leftfield pop that partly recalls the pioneering spirit of Massive Attack A few years back, a listings magazine was required to come up with a snappy description

Ásgeir: In the Silence – review

Online, you can find a list of France's 1,000 biggest-selling singles of all time.

Why Mogwai's Rave Tapes is the one album you should hear this week - video

Alexis Petridis recommends Mogwai's eighth album Rave Tapes, an intricate, moving and immersive collection of largely instrumental tracks.