Spotlights
Scott Walker - Scott: The Collection 1967-1970

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...

Spotlight: LCD Soundsystem – Shut Up And Play The Hits

by John Murphy

Closure. It’s one of those very American words that’s snuck into the English lexicon of late. We all need closure, otherwise we’re doomed to hark...

Spotlight: Blur – 21

by Geoff Cowart

Call it a baby sonic boom. For the hordes of Blur megafans taking delivery this week of the mammoth retrospective 21 box set, it will...

One For Keeps: Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

by Tim Lee

One For Keeps is a features series in which musicOMH writers wax lyrical on albums they’d just not be able to cope without. Tim Lee’s...

Obituary: Jon Lord

by Ben Hogwood

Many have tried but few have succeeded in bridging the gap between rock and classical music as well as Jon Lord, the Deep Purple keyboard...

Spotlight: Van Dyke Parks reissues – Song Cycle, Discover America and The Clang O...

by Ben Hogwood

There is a sense that Van Dyke Parks is only now getting full recognition for his contribution to pop music as a solo artist. As...

One For Keeps: Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral

by Max Raymond

One For Keeps is a features series in which musicOMH writers wax lyrical on albums they’d just not be able to cope without. Max Raymond...

Spotlight: Can – The Lost Tapes

by Mic Wright

We live in a world where far too many bands burble on about their love of Krautrock. The number of Oasis albums and Kasabian songs...

Spotlight: Paul Simon – Graceland

by Darren Lee

A quarter of a century ago the world was still in thrall with a new medium that was going to revolutionise music, improve fidelity, blast...

Obituary: Donna Summer

by Michael Hubbard

News arrived today (17 May 2012) of disco legend Donna Summer’s death at 63, from cancer, at her Florida home. Born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, Summer...

My Bloody Valentine: Loveless / Isn’t Anything / EPs and Rarities

by Mic Wright

My Bloody Valentine are like The Grail in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade. They can be the source of ultimate power or render you...

One For Keeps: New Order – Technique

by Laurence Green

One For Keeps is a new features series in which musicOMH writers wax lyrical on albums they’d just not be able to cope without. Laurence...

One For Keeps: Lifter Puller – Fiestas + Fiascos

by Mic Wright

One For Keeps is a new features series in which musicOMH writers wax lyrical on albums they’d just not be able to cope without. Kicking...

Spotlight: Pulp – It / Freaks / Separations

by John Murphy

Do you remember the first time? For a lot of admirers of the perennial misfits from Sheffield, it will have been Common People. Or going...

Spotlight: David Bowie – Station To Station

by Dan Marner

It opens with faint birdsong and the distant chugging of a train. Someone is running from something bad, running towards something that might be even...

Spotlight: The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream / Gish

by Andrew Burgess

2011 has seen its share of excellent 20th anniversary reissues from the shamelessly longhaired and scrappy early days of grunge and alternative rock. To name...