Reviews

Reissues of Decline of the Western Civilization documentaries worthy of near-mythical reputation

Depicting different stages of the ever-evolving music scene in Los Angeles, Penelope Spheeris's long-lost music documentaries turn out to be well worth the wait.

The Bohicas deliver mid-Noughties pomp a decade too late

For one reason or another, not many bands these days sound like The Bohicas.

What we talk about when we talk about The Libertines

A whole generation gets nostalgic when they think about what The Libertines used to mean to them. On this evidence, the band miss those days just as much.

Ought flex brains and brawn in East London

Tim Beeler’s angular guitar troupe bring their new record to Village Underground.

The Weeknd’s plunge into the pop mainstream is very well-packaged, but ultimately unrewarding

Abel Tesfaye seems unable of spotting when he's repeating himself. Or perhaps he isn't that bothered?

Helen bring the noise on a classic addition to shoegazing’s canon

Grouper’s Liz Harris and friends release an unexpected surprise that mixes high and low volume beautifully.

¡Ay, caramba! What’s not to like about Hinds?

A compilation of all of their released output so far proves the Madrid four piece are naturals at writing great pop music.

Widowspeak return from the hills with their most genuine record yet

Brooklyn's airy duo defy cliches and return from rural landscapes with a third full-length to be proud of.

Dam Funk deliver another damn funk record

Few surprises here, but winning formulas never need much adjustment.

Dan Auerbach goes on a busman’s holiday with The Arcs

The Black Keys frontman’s new project underwhelms on an album that proves the law of diminishing returns.

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