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Included on this page are selections that have been favourably reviewed in some or all of the following publications NME, Q and Uncut plus any other publication that catches my eye in the newsagent from time to time.

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In The Shops Soon (UK)


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         Expected Sometime During 2016

Damon Albarn
Fleetwood Mac
Friendly Fires
Grace Jones
The Flaming Lips - Oczy Mlody - 13/01/2017
The Stone Roses
The Who
The XX




Baroness - Purple
Smoke Faries - Wild Winter
Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams
Ethan Johns - Silver Liner

David Bowie - Blackstar
Eleaner Friedberger - New View
Savages - Adore Life
Bloc Party - Hymns
Tindersticks - The Waiting Room
Lucinda Williams - The Ghost Of 20 Highway
Tortoise - The Catastrophist
Suede - Night Thoughts
Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger
Fat White Family - Songs For Our Mothers

Aoife O'Donovan - In The Magic Hour
The Mystery Jets - Curve Of The Earth
The High Llamas - Here Come The Rattling Trees
Field Music - Commonplace
The Besnard Lakes - A Coliseum Complex Museum
Stephen Wilson - 4 1/2
Daughter - Not To Disappear
Savages - Adore Life
Turin Breaks - Lost Property

Animal Collective - Painting With
Elton John - Wonderful Crazy Night
School Of Seven Bells - SVIIB
Cavern Of Anti-Matter - Void Beats/Invocation Trex
Steve Mason - Meet The Humans
Jack Garratt - Phase

One Law

 The Members - One Law
Brian Eno - The Ship
Underworld - Barbara Barbra, We Face A Shining Future
Primal Scream - Chaosmosis
Lapsley - Long Way Home
Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
The Coral - Distance Inbetween
Unloved - Guilty Of Love
Polica - United Crushers

Kiran Leonard - Grapefruit
Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth
Ben Watt - Fever Dream
Andrew Bird - Are You Serious
Frightened Rabbit - Painting Of A Panic Attack
Black Mountain - IV
Charls Bradley - Changes
PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
Cate Le Bon - Crab Day
The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come To Expect
Mogwai - Atomic
M83 - Junk
Bob Mould - Patch The Sky
Pet Shop Boys - Super
Parquet Courts - Human Performance
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop - Love Letter For Fire
Teleman - Brillant Sanity
Travis - Everything At Once
Weezer - Weezer (White Album)
Yeasayer - Amen & Goodbye
Kanye Wessy - The Life Of Pablo
Catfish And The Bottlemen - The Ride
The Duke Sprit - Kin
Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines
Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards - Memory
Yak - Alas, Salvation
Various Artists - Day Of The Dead
Richard Ashcroft - These People
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
Ryley Walker & Charles Rumback
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
Holy Fuck - Congrats
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Skepta - Konnichiwa
Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels
Mudcrutch (Tom Petty) - Mudcrutch 2
Neil Young + The Promise Of The Real - Earth
Steve Gunn - Eyes On The Lines
Jake Bugg - On My Way
Dexys - Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul
The Low Anthem - Eyeland
Allen Toussaint - American Tunes
Paul Simon - Stranger To Stranger
William Bell - This Is Where I Live
Metronomy - Summer '08
Bat For Lashes - The Bride
Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis
DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway
Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
Band Of Horses - Why Are You OK
The Avalanches - Wildflower

Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
Wild Beasts - Boy King
Dinosaur Jr. - Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not

Ed Hardcourt - Furnaces
Blossoms - Blossoms
Lisa Hannigan - At Swim
Viola Beach - Viola Beach
Cass McCombs - Mangy Love
The Oh Sees - A Weird Exits

Teenage Fanclub - Here
M.I.A. - A.I.M.
Angel Olson - My Woman
Wilco - Schmilco
The Divine Comedy - Foreverland
NAO - For All We Know
King Creosote - Astronaut Meets Appleman
Jamie T - Trick
The Oh Sees - A Weird Exits
Pixies - Head Carrier
Van Morrison - Keep Me Singing
James Vincent McMorrow - We Move
Glass Animals - How To Be A Human Being
Drive-By Truckers - American Band
The Divine Comedy - Foreverland
Devendra Banhart - Ape In Pink Marble
Ultimate Painting - Dusk
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry - Shine A Light - Field Recordings
Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
His Golden Messenger - Heart Like A Levee
Frank Ocean - Blond(e)/Endless
Dawes - We're All Gonna Die
C Duncan - The Midnight Sun
Conor Oberst - Ruminations

Bon Iver - 22, A Million
Gruff Rhys - Set Fire To The Stars
Yello - Toy
Green Day - Revolution Radio
Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos
Jagwar Ma - Every Now & Then
Kaiser Chiefs - Stay Together
Warpaint - Heads Up
The Pretenders - Alone
David Bowie/Various Artists - Lazarus (Original Cast Recording)
Lambchop - Flotus
David Crosby - Lighthouse
Neil Young - Peace Trail
Kathryn Williams - Resonator


Bruce Springsteen - The Ties That Bind
Ride - Nowhere 25
Elvis Costello - Unfaithful Music
Lush - Chorus
Neil Young - Bluenote Cafe
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (Deluxe Edition)
Villagers - Where Have You Been All My Life?
The Long Riders - Final Wild Songs
Ty Segall - Ty Rex
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Pond Scum (Peel Sessions)
The Wilde Flowers - The Wilde Flowers
Bert Jansch - Avocet
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
David Bowie - Bowie At The Beeb
Alex Harvey - The Last Of The Teenage Idols
Status Quo - '70's Re Issues
James Chance/White - Buy/Off White
Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go [20th Anniversary Edition]
The Move - Move/Shazam
Prince - Hit 'N' Run Phaze 2
The Kinks - Everybody's In Show-Biz
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker: Deluxe Edition
Holger Czukay - Movie!
The Bevis Frond - New River Head
The White Stripes - The Complete Peel Sessions
Larkin Poe - Reskinned
Ramones - Ramones: 40th Anniversery Deluxe Edition
Van Morrison - It's Too Late To Stop Us Now... Vols II, III & IV
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Emerson Lake & Palmer

The Beatles - Live At Hollywood Bowl
Sex Pistols - Live '76
Led Zeppelin - The Complete BBC Sessions
Jack White - Acoustic Recordings
Roy Harper - Flat Baroque And Berserk
Uriah Heep - ...Very 'Eavy...Very 'Umble
David Bowie - Who Can I Be Now?
Neil Young - Time Fades Away
Oasis - Be Here Now (Chasing The Sun Edition)
Bruce Springsteen - Chapter And Verse
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (25th Anniversery Edition)
Bob Dylan - The Live 1966 Recordings
Pink Floyd - The Early Years 1965-1972 (Cre/ation - 2 disc Version)
Kate Bush - Before The Dawn




David Bowie - Lazarus
Field Music - The Noisey Days Are Over
John Grant - Down Here
Courtny Barnett - Desperation
New Order - Tutti Fruitti
Slaves - Wher's Your Car Debbie? -
Staves - Make It Holy
Bairut - So Alowed
Daughter - Numbers
Fat White Family - Whitest Boy On The Beach
Low - Lies
Tame Impala - Yes, I'm Changing
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Necessary Evil
Foo Fighters - St Cecilia
Radiohead - Spector
Suede - Like Kids
Bloc Party - The Good News
Guy Garvey - Courting The Squall
This Is The Kit - Magic Spell
Animal Collective - Floridada
Field Music - Disappointed
Foals - Birch Tree
Julian Holter - Everytime Boots
PJ Harvey - The Wheel
Steve Mason - Planet Size
The Coral - Miss Fortune
Beirut - Perth
Bob Mould - Voices In my Head
Ezra Furman - Ordenary Life
Jamie XX Feat. Romy - See Saw
Gwenno - Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki
Iggy Pop - Break Into Your Heart
Pet Shop Boys - Inner Sanctum
Frank Turner - Mittens
The Sherlocks - Last Night
David Bowie - I Can't Give Everything Away
Aoife O'Donovan - Stanley Park
The Last Shadow Puppets - Bad Habits
Underworld - I Exhale
School Of Seven Bells - Ablaze
The Fall - Wise 'Ol Man
The Sherlocks - Last Night
Catfish & The Bottlemen - Soundcheck
The Members - Emotional Triggers
Jack Garratt - Fire
Jake Bugg - On My One
Kanye West - Fade
Polica - Wedding
New Order - Singularity
Mystery Jets - Telomere -
Coldplay - Hymn For The Weekend
John Grant - Voodoo Doll
Mystry Jets - Bubblegum
PJ Harvey - The Community Of Hope
The Last Shadow Puppets - Aviation
Bat For Lashes - In Gods House
Cate La Bon - Wonderful
Daughter - How
Jake Bugg - Give Me The Love
Mogwai - Ether
Richard Ashcroft - This Is How It Feels
Suede - What I'm Trying To Tell You
Yaesayer - Silly Me
Pet Shop Boys - The Pop Kids
Beth Orton - Moon
M83 - Do It, Try It
Iggy Pop - Gardenia
Steve Mason - Alive!
Underworld - If Rah
Animal Collective - Golden Girl
Block Party - Virtue
Bob Mould - The End Of Things
Charles Bradley - Ain't It A Sin
Biffy Clyro - Wolves In Winter
Jake Bugg - Gimme The Love
Coldplay - Up & Up
Jack Garratt - Surprise Yourself
Travis - Magnficent Time
Leon Bridges - River
Radiohead - Burn The Witch
Michael Kiwanuka - Black Man In A White World
The Coral - Holy Revelation
Catfish And The Bottlemen - 7
Field Music - I'm Glad
Fat White Family - Tinfoil Deathstar
The Duke Sprit Ft. Mark Lanegan - Wounded Wing
Blossoms - Getaway
The Stone Roses - All For One
Julia Holter - Sea Calls Me Home
Super Furry Animals - Bong Bong
Manic Street Preachers - Together Stronger
James Blake - Radio Silence
Guy Garvey - Open The Door
Metronomy - Old Skool
Holy Fuck - Xed Eyes
The Strokes - Oblivius
Wild Beasts - Get My Bang
Band Of Horses - Casual Party
Gold Panda - In My Car
Car Seat Headrest - Fill The Blank
Mystry Jets - Bombay Blue
Teleman - Glory Hallelujah
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - First World Problem
Kiran Leonard - Don't Make Friends With Good People
Whitney - Golden Days
Beck - Wow
Bat For Lashes - Sunday Love
PJ Harvey - The Orange Monkey
Savages - Sad Person
White Denim - Had 2 Know
Iggy Pop - Sunday
Teenage Fanclub - I'm In Love
The Last Shadow Puppets - Miracle Aligner
Underworld - Nylon Strung
Yak - Use Somebody
The Avalanches - Subways
Charls Bradley - You Think I Don't Know (But I Know)
Night Owl - Metronomy
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
Pixies - Um Chagga Lagga
Radiohead - Identikit
Roots Manuva - On A High
Wild Beasts - Big Cat
Car Seat Headrest - Destroy By Hippie Powers
Dinosaur Jr. - Tiny
Ed Hardcourt - Furnaces
Whitney - No Matter Where We Go
Anohni - 4 Degrees
Bon Iver - 22 (Over Soon)/33 God
Daughter - No Care
De La Soul - Royal Capes
Glass Animals - Youth
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone
Pixies - Tenement Song
Warpaint - New Song
Jamie T - Power Over Man
King Creosote - Wake Up To This
Slaves - Spit It Out
Parquet Courts - Outside
Teenage Fanclub - Thin Air
The Coral - Million Eyes
Wilco - If I Ever Was A Child
Kate Tempest - Don't Fall In
Pixies - Tenement Song
Bat For Lashes - Joe's Dream
The Divine Comedy - How Can You Leave Me On My Own
Jagwar Ma - Give Me A Reason
Metronomy - 16 Beat
Pretenders - Holy Commotion
White Denim - Take It Easy (Ever Lasting Love)
Michael Kivanuka - One More Night
Radiohead - Present Tense
Kings Of Leon - Waste A Moment
Steve Mason - Words In My Head
Two Door Cinema Club - Gameshow
David Bowie - Killing A Little Time
Bon Iver - 8 (Circle)
Glass Animals - Season 2, Episode 3
Pixies - Classic Masher
The Shins - Dead Alive
The Duke Sprit - Serenade
Ed Harcourt - Loup Garou
Sleaford Mods - TCR
Soft Hair - Lying Has To Stop
The Flaming Lips - The Castle
Whitney - Polly

Selected Gigs

Neil Young - May 2016
Manic Street Preachers
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Ryley Walker
Steve Cook
Graham Parker
Frank Turner