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Brian Eno and Karl Hyde – 'High Life' album review

Two musical heavyweights follow up their debut with a collection of deeper cuts.

Time Out | Tristan Parker

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Hypnotic Eye album stream

Have a listen to the 13th album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and let us know what you thinkNext week sees the release of the 13th album by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Hypnotic Eye sees the band return to a crunchier, rockier sound after the...

Guardian music | The Guardian

T Bone Burnett: How I set lyrics for Bob Dylan's new Basement Tapes to music

Wanting to do justice to Dylan and be true to the spirit in which the lyrics were originally written, Burnett got together with musicians including Elvis Costello and Marcus Mumford to produce a new albumLast autumn, I received a message from Bob Dylan...

T Bone Burnett | The Guardian

King Creosote, From Scotland With Love, review: 'delicate'

King Creosote's latest is an intimate study of Scotland full of gorgeous melodies, says Neil McCormick.

Neil McCormick | The Telegraph

Terms of My Surrender review John Hiatt's crackling back-porch blues

(New West)As the opener of his 26th album drifts past in a blur of cliches (howling winds, lonesome whistles, wheels turning), it seems that John Hiatt has finally run out of words. Not so. The seasoned songwriter soon locates his mojo for a downbeat...

Neil Spencer | The Guardian

Alvvays review The Toronto five-piece put a fresh spin on jangling indie

(Transgressive)The jangling indie template adopted by Alvvays for their debut album is unlikely to win them any awards for originality. But the Toronto five-piece manage to put a fresh spin on the subgenre, helped in large part by Molly Rankin's...

Phil Mongredien | The Guardian

Going solo: Feeder songwriter Grant Nicholas’s debut album is suffused with regret

There comes a time in the lifespan of any band when the singer craves a little autonomy, and so seeks out a more individual creative path. In other words, they put the band on hiatus – often whether the rest of the band likes it or not – and crank out...

Nick Duerden | The Independent

Yes: Heaven and Earth review a rich, 70s prog-rock sound

(Frontiers)The last men standing among the major 70s progressive rock bands are no longer the band they once were, with choirboy-on-acid singer Jon Anderson now replaced by Jon Davison. Despite the inevitable grumbling, Davison's been doing a good job...

The Guardian | Tim Hall

Morrissey: World Peace Is None of Your Business

Long an easy target for criticism, Morrissey seems to have amped up the absurdity of his perceived persona to cartoonish proportions, gleefully baiting naysayers with a series of songs and lyrics that seem to exist solely to provoke a visceral response...

John Paul | Pop Matters

Jungle - Jungle

All hustle, no muscle? Of course not...

Clash Music | Joe Zadeh