Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle (Virgin Records)
May 27, 2013
Laura Marling's timeless fourth album is the sound of an artist in total control of her own musical destiny.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (Bad Seed Ltd)
February 18, 2013
Dark, spellbinding and compelling... Push the Sky Away sweeps you up and spits you out on the strength of Cave's storytelling ability.
Esben and the Witch – Wash the Sins Not Only the Face (Matador Records)
January 21, 2013
[Showing] precision and development... this a band who have hit their stride.
Dutch Uncles - Out of Touch in the Wild (Memphis Industries)
January 14, 2013
A cohesive record that bristles with a stately atmosphere from start to finish... the best record of their careers so far without a shadow of a doubt.
Everything Everything - Arc
January 14, 2013
This is a truly special record - the sound of a band successfully finding their feet after an ambitious first effort.
Liars - WIXIW (Mute)
June 4, 2012
It may be brooding and dark in places, but the duality of emotional turmoil (the good and bad in all of us) defines WIXIW... it is delicately balanced, exciting and intriguing.
Mystery Jets - Radlands (Rough Trade Records)
April 30, 2012
Mystery Jets are still alive and kicking, and their sound continues to evolve.
Daniel Land and the Modern Painters – The Space Between Us (Club AC30 Recordings)
May 28, 2012
Musically, the record shows a well-thought-out tendency to consolidate on [the] signature elements of past work, while adding new things to create a subtly different whole.
I Like Trains – The Shallows (ilikerecords)
May 7, 2012
Standing at only nine tracks long, the path that the band’s third full length album chooses to take is one of a distinctly short, sharp message.
Niki and the Dove - Instinct (Mercury Records)
May 14, 2012
Like any debut record that wants to be taken seriously, Instinct takes a few plays to really appreciate on all levels... these are tracks that slowly grow with repeated plays.