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Spotlight: Nonclassical at 10

by Ben Hogwood

Nonclassical label boss Gabriel Prokofiev guides us through the label’s first decade and previews both celebratory events and a book



Spotlight: Songs of resistance, democracy and peace, where art thou?

by Dan Cox

Much has been written about the general malaise afflicting the Left in these times and, in particular, its inability to gain ground as a progressive...

Spotlight: Mercury Music Prize 2014

by Daniel Paton

Some thoughts on what this year’s Mercury Prize judges might be wrapping their ears around.

Spotlight: Cardiacs – Sing To God

by Sam Shepherd

If you are already a Cardiacs fan there is probably no point in reading a review about this album. You will already know that it...

The The – Soul Mining (30th Anniversary Edition)

by Graeme Marsh

The 30th Anniversary Edition of The The’s debut major label release.

Spotlight: Oasis – Definitely Maybe

by Graeme Marsh

Twenty years on from its initial release, a reappraisal of the Gallagher brothers’ debut album

Spotlight: Grace Jones – Nightclubbing (Deluxe Edition)

by Geoff Cowart

Feeling like a woman. Looking like a man. It’s the lyric that Grace Jones turned upside down and inside out on her 1981 album Nightclubbing....

Spotlight: Johnny Cash – Out Among The Stars

by Ross Horton

‘Hello, I’m Johnny Cash…’ Archive releases, as a general rule, are marketed to ‘the fans’. But to try and pin down what it means to...

Track-By-Track: Ed Harcourt – Time Of Dust

by musicOMH

Ed Harcourt follows his sixth album, 2013’s Back Into The Woods, into the New Year with a mini album of new material called Time Of...

Track-By-Track: Son Of Dave – Blues At The Grand

by musicOMH

Excellent blues man Son Of Dave – aka Winnipeg-born, London-dwelling Benjamin Darvill – releases his new, fifth, album Blues At The Grand on 4th November – just...

Spotlight: Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium

by Max Raymond

Over the last couple of years in particular, there’s been an overwhelming wave of good music films that go beyond traditional concert footage. Shut Up...

Obituary: Lou Reed

by Daniel Paton

Whilst he could be aggressive and adversarial, many of the bands he influenced and his friends spoke of him as a supportive, encouraging figure.

Spotlight: Morrissey – Autobiography

by David Meller

Morrissey‘s Autobiography was always going to attract attention. Yet the amount it received still surprised. That thought is one of a typical Morrissey fan. He belongs...

Track-By-Track:
Black Hearted Brother – Stars Are Our Home

by musicOMH

Neil Halstead, solo artist with three albums to his name and founder member of Slowdive and Mojave 3, is now part of a new trio....

Spotlight: Tears For Fears – The Hurting

by Graeme Marsh

As Tears For Fears’ album The Hurting is wheeled out in 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition trim, Graeme Marsh looks back at a work that remains to...

Spotlight: Scott Walker – Scott: The Collection 1967-1970

by Daniel Paton

Listening to the early solo career of Scott Walker with the benefit of hindsight, with full knowledge of the artist he has since become, presents...

Spotlight: Record Store Day 2013 – What’s On

by Helen Clarke

Ahead of Record Store Day 2013 on 20 April, musicOMH’s live editor Helen Clarke takes a look at some of the special appearances scheduled for...

Spotlight: Record Store Day 2013 – Releases

by Helen Clarke

Record Store Day, which this year falls on 20 April, gets bigger and bigger every year. This year it seems like just about everyone’s getting...

Spotlight: Dry The River on the HMV dilemma

by Laurence Green

Be you a clued-up music aficionado, suited and booted City trader, or just your average ‘5-CDs-a-year’ Joe, we imagine you’ll have heard quite a bit...

Spotlight: MTV Brand New For 2013

by Laurence Green

As far as ‘Ones to Watch’ lists go – MTV’s annual ‘Brand New’ line-up has good form. Previous years have seen them giving nods to...

Spotlight: Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights

by Tim Lee

A decade on, Interpol’s Turn On The Bright Lights is being re-released. Tim Lee feels old, then gets all misty eyed and remembers why he...