Monthly Archives: September 2013

Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium

‘The Silver Gymnasium’ the latest record from Will Sheff and co under the Okkervil River moniker is an absolute blast. Based loosely on his childhood and set in the mid-eighties you can tell from the outset that the band are … Continue reading

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Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen is a prolific filmmaker, averaging at least one a year; this has meant that in the past he has had nearly as many misses as hits. So after the superb ‘Midnight In Paris’ it is nice to see … Continue reading

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Mazzy Star – Seasons Of Your Day

It’s always hard when a much loved band return after such a long period with a new record and the  latest in a line of alums under the microscope is Mazzy Star with ‘Seasons of Your Day’ 17 years since … Continue reading

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Swim Deep – Where the Heaven Are We

Do you miss the early days of baggy? Do you long for a debut record as good as ‘Some Friendly’? Then Swim Deep are the new band for you. ‘Where The Heaven Are We’ is a collection of eleven songs … Continue reading

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Goldfrapp – Tales of Us

Like a welcome blast from the past and a definite departure from their previous few albums Goldfrapp are back with ‘Tales of Us’. Ten compositions of laid back beauty that is a reminder of the kind of music that existed … Continue reading

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Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks

After a series of albums, soundtracks and awards Trent Reznor is back at his day job with a new Nine Inch Nails album but sadly it doesn’t live up to his previous work. ‘Hesitation Marks’ starts off strong enough with … Continue reading

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