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Not Forgotten: Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

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Not Forgotten: REM – New Adventures in Hi-Fi

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Whilst the first glimpse of Idlewild’s new album Everything Ever Written, titled Collect Yourself was very good when it dropped onto our radar late last year, the bands new single Come On Ghost, is brilliant. Swaying with intent throughout and decorated with grating guitar solo’s and soaring riffs, it shows the band is capable of …

Okay, confession time. Prior to hearing How to Die in the North, I was utterly ignorant of the work of BC Camplight. Simply put, his was not a name that I was familiar with and it was the fact that he was signed to Bella Union that caught my eye more than anything else. Home …

New Adventures In Hi-Fi can be a difficult album to digest. It doesn’t flow particularly well, it can drag and in places it can sound rather dull. There aren’t many REM fans that would claim that New Adventures In Hi-Fi is their favourite album. It’s reputation has suffered because of comparisons to those albums that …

Guided by Voices are one of those acts where I genuinely cannot remember where or when I first heard their name, but I’ve known it for a while now. I guess he first time they registered on my radar as anything more than just a name, was about nine years ago when a Canadian friend …