Albums & Releases

Kindness
Album of the month: Kindness – World, You Need A Change Of Mind

Opening with swirls of guitar solo notes, synth rushes and a brisk beat, the first…

Irish albums eMusic
eMusic Top 20 Irish indie albums 2007-2012

eMusic approached me last month and asked me to contribute a list of Irish albums…

New Le Galaxie video & download their album for free today only

Watch Michael Pope giving it socks in this Le Galaxie instructional dance video by Mark…

Kid A – ‘BB Bleu’ & PPPONEY: A soundtrack for an imaginary film

Virginia’s Kid A released a soundtrack to an imaginary film called PPPONEY last year for…

Grimes Visions
Album of the week: Grimes – Visions

There’s no way this post or review should really exist. Two or three months ago,…

Listen to Grand Pocket Orchestra’s new album – Ronald & Sylma

If Grand Pocket Orchestra’s The Ice Cream was a jerky spasmodic debut that averaged a…

Album stream roundup: Grimes, Tennis, Air, Sleigh Bells, Errors, Perfume Genius, Tindersticks, Sinead O’Connor & more

The best of new album streams this week in A-Z form. See recent album streams…

Album of the week: Chairlift – Something

Chairlift’s 2008 debut album Does You Inspire You? was an impressive if somewhat muddled first…

John Talabot – ‘Destiny feat. Pional’

‘Destiny’ is the second track off the excellent new John Talabot album ƒin to feature…

Album stream roundup: Lana Del Rey, Blondes, Delorentos, Leonard Cohen, We Have Band & more

The best of new album streams this week in A-Z form. See recent album streams…

Listen to Quompilation #2: Irish bands cover their favourite tracks of 2011

Quarter Inch’s Quompilation is back for #2 in the series of Irish artists covering their…

Compilation: Music from Saharan Cellphones

Darren from Last Days of 1984 put me onto this compilation seeing as I’ve shared…

Free album: CocknBullKid – Adolescence

It’s a path that occurs way too often in pop. A promising young artist gets…

Download the third mixtape from The Weeknd – Echoes Of Silence

I spent all of Monday afternoon listening to the first two mixtapes from The Weeknd,…

Paula – ‘Change The Subject’ feat. Cadence Weapon

From Arbutus Records, the home of recently featured TOPS, comes Paula who is actually a…

New album streams: Saul Williams, Korallreven, J*DaVeY, Gotye, Sepalcure, We Cut Corners, Kate Bush & more

The best of new album streams this week in A-Z form. See recent album streams…

Album stream: Youth Lagoon – ‘The Year Of Hibernation’

Idaho-based Trevor Powers’ dreamy, brittle and emotive songs have been getting increased buzz on music…

Listen to new albums from Atlas Sound, Space Dimension Controller, Youth Lagoon, Summer Camp, Joker, David Lynch & more

As well as Florence + The Machine, Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, Tom Waits, Laura Veirs, Kuedo, Buraka Som Sistema, Oneohtrix Point Never, Kuedo, Phantogram, Beach Boys, Cass McCombs, Little Xs For Eyes, Wild Flag.

Album stream: GOODTIME – The Colours Of Darkness

The Colours Of Darkness is the third album from John Cowhie aka Goodtime John but…

Album of the month: Twin Sister – In Heaven

Twin Sister’s In Heaven has been my most-played most-inviting record for the last while: hardly…