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The Top 5 Nick Cave Collaborations on Vinyl

1. PJ Harvey – Henry Lee, from Murder Ballads A duet from the Murder Ballads album, that’s a coming together with an artist who would soon become Cave’s partner. The chemistry between the two in the video is as palpable and intense as the vocal delivery in the song itself. 2. Kylie Minogue – Where The Wild Roses Grow, from Murder Ballads A pairing that … Continue reading The Top 5 Nick Cave Collaborations on Vinyl

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The Top 5 BC Camplight records you need to get

For vinyl enthusiasts who want to hunt down BC Camplight releases, one issue is that his first two LPs – Hide, Run Away (2005) and Blink Of A Nihilist (2007, both One Little Indian) – date from the noughties, or the time of CDs, when albums by new artists often weren’t released on vinyl. However, early singles Couldn’t You Tell (2006), Blood And Peanut Butter … Continue reading The Top 5 BC Camplight records you need to get

The Dandy Warhols on their coronavirus album

The Dandy Warhols were due to head back out on the road this month to play tour dates on the East Coast of the US. Instead, like so many of us, they find themselves bunkered down in Portland and (in drummer Brent’s case) Melbourne, beginning the journey of adjustment to the new living restrictions imposed because of ‘the virus’. “I mean it’s surreal, of course, … Continue reading The Dandy Warhols on their coronavirus album

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The Top 5 Essential Radiohead Solo Vinyl

1, Thom Yorke – The Eraser (XL Recordings, 2016)Yorke’s first solo album was a chance for him to throw himself more into his love of electronic music, channelling Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin and Autechre, along with some more post-rock leanings. 2. Jonny Greenwood – There Will Be Blood (Nonesuch, 2019)Jonny Greenwood’s primary solo output has been via his hugely influential film score projects, and … Continue reading The Top 5 Essential Radiohead Solo Vinyl

The Stokes – The New Abnormal

The Strokes – The New Abnormal

After a prolonged hiatus, New York City fops The Strokes return with their first album for seven years. The break, as John Earls observes, has done them a world of good… The Strokes – The New Abnormal 8/10 Having arrived perfectly formed out of nowhere 19 years ago with Is This It, the expectations around The Strokes’ new album are pretty much zero all over … Continue reading The Strokes – The New Abnormal

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The National announce 10th anniversary edition of 'High Violet'

The 3-LP package contains several new-to-vinyl tracks… The National have announced they will be releasing a 10-year anniversary expanded edition of their 2010 album High Violet, on June 19. Originally released May 11, 2010, the critically acclaimed fifth studio album features the now-classic songs Terrible Love, Bloodbuzz Ohio, England and the perennial show closer Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks.  In addition to the 10 original tracks, the triple LP package includes a … Continue reading The National announce 10th anniversary edition of 'High Violet'