Michael Hann

AC/DC – Rock or Bust first listen review

The 16th AC/DC studio album should, really, have been a lap of honour.

Thompson: Family review a tender exploration of family dynamics

(Decca)Its hard not to view this collaborative album from the extended Thompson family through the eyes of the cod psychologist, given it how tortuous their family dynamic has been Richard and Linda Thompson chronicled their disintegrating marriage on S

Röyksopp: The Inevitable End review Scandipop highs and electronica lows

Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland's final album as Röyksopp embodies their strengths and their weaknesses.

Dean Blunt: Black Metal review extraordinary, in a baffling way

(Rough Trade)Dean Blunts mission to confound continues, and confounding Black Metal most certainly is. For its first half, this is his indie-pop record: the presiding sound, with filigree electric guitar patterns laid over acoustics, to subdued effect, is

Ben Howard: I Forget Where We Were review indie-folk singer finds his darker side

(Island)During the summer of 2013, it seemed that every time one turned on TV festival coverage, there was Ben Howard. Only love! Only love! hed be crooning to a sea of mellow, Boden-clad revellers, seemingly the very model of the Waitrose indie-folk-song

Steve Gunn: Way Out Weather review blissfully cosmic Americana

(Paradise of Bachelors)Its been a good year for the friends of Kurt Vile. Adam Granduciels latest album as the War on Drugs is one of the years standouts, and now Steve Gunn, formerly one of Viles Violators, has released something very nearly as good. Whe

Goat: Commune review thrillingly unconstrained

What intrigues about Goat is how they manage to impress and startle, rather than offend.

Hiss Golden Messenger: Lateness of Dancers review discreetly charming full-band affair

(Merge)Album No 5 from Hiss Golden Messenger and their first for the celebrated indie label Merge is, like its predecessor Haw, largely a full-band affair, moving away from the acoustic country-folk of their early records, though not dispensing with it

Robert Plant: Rainbow watch the video

The former Zeppelin singer unveils the clip for the first single from his acclaimed new album.

Royal Blood rocknroll where it counts

Brighton band Royal Blood arent very debauched off stage but they more than make up for it with their live showsNoel Gallagher says theres no feeling in the world like throwing a TV out of a hotel window. As he says these words, Royal Bloods singer and b