Reviews

Various Artists Northern Soul: The Soundtrack

Few fanbases are as obsessive about their music than Northern Soul devotees. As a new film based around the genre hits the cinemas, Joe Rivers reviews the soundtrack to a time that was unprecedented in British history.

Head on down to the Wigan Casino all-nighter...

Shellac Dude Incredible

After a seven-year absence, alt-noise heroes Shellac return with their fifth LP, Dude Incredible.  And everyone who’s talking about it probably owns it.

Sean Caldwell reviews...

Mr Twin Sister Mr Twin Sister

The Long Island quintet slightly changes their moniker for their latest effort, a seductive and controlled listen that takes cues from seventies soft rock while incorporating faint elements of eighties smooth jazz.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Karen O Crush Songs

Karen O's debut album is a series of unmemorable, tedious demos. These songs fail to live up to her soundtrack projects or her work in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Joe Marvilli is crushed by monotony...

Features

Beatles Mono Box! Michael Fremer Interview

We talk to vinyl's greatest advocate about the new reissue of the Beatles catalog on vinyl, in mono, sourced from the original master tapes

Alan Shulman interviews

Greil Marcus Interview - The History of Rock and Roll in Ten Songs

Once again we talk to legendary music and culture critic, Greil Marcus, about his terrific and surprising new book.

Alan Shulman interviews

Features

One Hour Photo (2002)

Following the sad passing of Robin Williams earlier this month, we look back on one of his most intriguing performances.

Grant Phipps reflects...

Reviews

Young & Beautiful (François Ozon)

Attempting to subvert the voyeuristic gaze and cautionary coming-of-age moralizing, the film is an unconventionally compelling if conflicted seasonal portrait.

Grant Phipps looks at the...