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Grouplove - Spreading Rumours
Grouplove - Spreading Rumours
Grouplove - Spreading Rumours

Grouplove – Spreading Rumours (2013)

With the abundant success of Grouplove’s first album Never Trust a Happy Song - producing hits such as “Colours”, “Itchin’ On A Photograph”, and “Tongue Tied” - and the release of hit single “Ways to Go”, anticipation for...
 
7.5
 
 
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Hockey - Wyeth IS
Hockey - Wyeth IS
Hockey - Wyeth IS

Hockey – Wyeth IS (2013)

After losing two members in 2010, pop group Hockey returned this year with a new LP, Wyeth IS. It acts as a successful comedown with the usual pop smarts.
 
8.0

 
 
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Superchunk - I Hate Music
Superchunk - I Hate Music
Superchunk - I Hate Music

Superchunk – I Hate Music (2013)

Imagine my excitement at the prospect of reviewing I Hate Music, the new LP from Chapel Hill-based indie-rock royalty Superchunk. Then it occurred to me:  A record of such magnitude will surely be drowned in press, researched e...
 
7.0
 
 
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Jason Isbell - Southeastern
Jason Isbell - Southeastern
Jason Isbell - Southeastern

Jason Isbell – Southeastern (2013)

Jason Isbell was a major part of The Drive-By Truckers’ songwriting success the past decade, his talents alongside the songwriting of Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley providing some of the most memorable country and folk concocti...
 
8.0

 
 
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Pet Shop Boys - Electric review
Pet Shop Boys - Electric review
Pet Shop Boys - Electric review

Pet Shop Boys – Electric (2013)

The Pet Shop Boys will probably still be writing effectively rousing electro-pop when they’re old and grey. Consistency and durability are the duo’s trademarks. Since 1986, The Pet Shop Boys have released a new albu...
 
8.5
 
 
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Preservation Hall Jazz Band – That’s It! (2013)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band continue to reign as a source of consistency in the world of jazz. Taking their name from the Preservation Hall venue in their native New Orleans’ French Quarter, the collective has consisted of a ro...
 
8.0

 
 
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Editors - Weight of Your Love
Editors - Weight of Your Love
Editors - Weight of Your Love

Editors – The Weight of Your Love (2013)

British group Editors combine rich elements of post-punk and alternative to create a polished sound ripe for radio placement. With a Mercury Prize nomination for 2005 debut The Back Room and a slew of top 10 singles, Editors ha...
 
5.5
 
 
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Mowgli's - Waiting for the Dawn review
Mowgli's - Waiting for the Dawn review
Mowgli's - Waiting for the Dawn review

The Mowgli’s – Waiting for the Dawn (2013)

LA-based eight-piece The Mowgli’s pack a crisply reverberating rock punch ideal for a beach day. Their Californian sound is joyously upbeat, with effervescent choruses that soar with a predictable nonchalance. The beach-s...
 
5.5