Review: Daft Punk

Daft Punk "“Discovery”" (Virgin) The first sixty seconds of ‘One More Time,’ the new Daft Punk single, are genuinely astonishing.  The French duo have apparently stolen the vocoders Cher used on...

Review: Placebo

Placebo "“Black Market Music”" (Virgin) This is music that will become your DNA.  Placebo is one of those bands that can be considered timeless.  The music is one second indie rock  and the next...

Review: Gorillaz

Gorillaz "“Self-Titled”" (Virgin) With a novelty act like Gorillaz, the question is whether to be happy with the “Clint Eastwood” .mp3, or to take the trouble of getting hands on the entire album....

Review: Vex Red

Vex Red "Start with a Strong and Persistent Desire" (Virgin) So I pulled the CD out of the pile and listened to it long enough to put it into another pile to listen to later, cause it sounded pretty good...

Review: Gomez

Gomez "“In Our Gun”" (Virgin) Back in 1998 I was a huge fan of NME, which is a British magazine with a great outlook on the UK music scene.  Most of the bands that they “Jock” in that magazine I tend...

Review: Haven

  Haven "“Between The Senses”" (Virgin) There have been many very good acts coming out if the UK in the past year and a half and all of them have a unique quality that separates them from the kindred...