Reviews

Bob Dylan and the Band - The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

The most famous 'lost session' of them all is released in its overflowing entirety; the raw but spirited contents are almost equal to the legend. Also available in a more sensibly priced 2-CD format.

Fryars - Power

Ben Garrett's been through a lot to get to this point, but boy, was it worth the wait.

Ja Ja Ja Festival 2014

From Thursday through Saturday, Lauren Down, Russell Cook and Doron Vidavski pass the musical baton that was Ja Ja Ja Festival 2014.

Swans - Oxygen EP

The stunning alternative versions of To Be Kind’s most raucous moment make this yet another Swans record you should probably go buy immediately.

Cajsa Siik - Contra

The Stockholm-based pop singer-songwriter is on the cusp of grand things with her second LP.

Full of Hell & Merzbow - Full of Hell & Merzbow

On this basis, there’s a case to be made for Merzbow producing all grindcore albums ever.

Bob Mould - The Fleece, Bristol 17/11/14

The former Husker Du frontman's newest songs are excellent additions to a fantastic set... despite the lingering threat of tinnitus.

Lee Ranaldo & The Dust - Acoustic Dust

The former Sonic Youth axeman offers cuts from his latest solo releases in an acoustic setting with mixed results.

Damon Albarn - Royal Albert Hall, London 15/11/14

One national treasure hosts another, with guest spots from Graham Coxon, Brian Eno, De La Soul and more. No Russell Brand, mind.

Fugazi - First Demo

Perhaps the greatest modern punk band prove that they were never anything less than brilliant with a strikingly good first demo tape.

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