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Nirvana – Nirvana

by Michael Hubbard

That Kurt Cobain is an icon is not in doubt. Riding the crest of a wave at the start of the ’90s, as grunge surfed…



Sigur Rós – ( )


With their third full-length, ( ), Sigur Rós have accomplished something magnificent. This is an album that defies description, and by way of its very...

Tori Amos – Scarlet’s Walk


Tori Amos, on emerging in the early ’90s, was quickly put on a pedestal as one of the most interesting female artists around. Unfortunately the...

Beth Gibbons & Rustin’ Man – Out Of Season


Beth Gibbons is best known for being the extraordinary voice behind Portishead who more or less defined “trip-hop” in 1994. The combination of desolate beats,...

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There’s a feeling with...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/feeder-comfort-in-sound"> <img src="https://i2.wp.com/www.musicomh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/f/feeder_albums.jpg?resize=120%2C120&ssl=1" width="220" height="220" alt="Feeder – Comfort In Sound"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/metro-area-metro-area">Metro Area – Metro Area</h3></a><!--<h5>by Graham Smith</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/metro-area-metro-area">-->Arriving in 1999, acclaimed writers and producers Darshan Jesrani and Morgan Geist were immediately pounced upon by DJs around the world. Four groundbreaking 12-inches were...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/metro-area-metro-area"> <img src="https://i2.wp.com/www.musicomh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/m/metro-area_albums.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1" width="220" height="220" alt="Metro Area – Metro Area"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/lemon-jelly-lost-horizons">Lemon Jelly – Lost Horizons</h3></a><!--<h5>by Michael Hubbard</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/lemon-jelly-lost-horizons">-->If anyone considered Lemon Jelly to be a flash in the pan, Nick Franglen and Fred Deakin’s second full-length chillout album picks up where the...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/lemon-jelly-lost-horizons"> <img src="https://i2.wp.com/www.musicomh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/l/lemon-jelly_albums.jpg?resize=120%2C120&ssl=1" width="220" height="220" alt="Lemon Jelly – Lost Horizons"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/graham-coxon-the-kiss-of-morning">Graham Coxon – The Kiss Of Morning</h3></a><!--<h5>by Michael Hubbard</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/graham-coxon-the-kiss-of-morning">-->He’s apparently never been happier now that his band Blur have booted him out, and Graham Coxon’s third solo album is upon us to help...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/graham-coxon-the-kiss-of-morning"> <img src="https://i1.wp.com/www.musicomh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/g/graham-coxon_albums.jpg?resize=120%2C120&ssl=1" width="220" height="220" alt="Graham Coxon – The Kiss Of Morning"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/richard-ashcroft-human-conditions">Richard Ashcroft – Human Conditions</h3></a><!--<h5>by Michael Hubbard</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/richard-ashcroft-human-conditions">-->Two years after his solo debut, ex-Verve lynchpin Richard Ashcroft returns with Human Conditions, a ten-track album of serious intent that is, first and foremost,...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/richard-ashcroft-human-conditions"> <img src="/wp-content/themes/musicOMH/images/not-found.png" width="220" height="220" alt="Richard Ashcroft – Human Conditions"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/live/coldplay-wembley-arena-london">Coldplay @ Wembley Arena, London</h3></a><!--<h5>by Michael Osborn</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/live/coldplay-wembley-arena-london">-->The vast auditorium that is Wembley Arena is an easy place to be dwarfed in, but it took just four men to fill it comfortably...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/live/coldplay-wembley-arena-london"> <img src="/wp-content/themes/musicOMH/images/not-found.png" width="220" height="220" alt="Coldplay @ Wembley Arena, London"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/live/beth-gibbons-rustin-man-shepherds-bush-empire">Beth Gibbons + Rustin’ Man @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire</h3></a><!--<h5>by Michael Hubbard</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/live/beth-gibbons-rustin-man-shepherds-bush-empire">-->After a protracted absence, Portishead lynchpin Beth Gibbons is back – but with a collective called Rustin Man. The only UK show (so far) in...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/live/beth-gibbons-rustin-man-shepherds-bush-empire"> <img src="/wp-content/themes/musicOMH/images/not-found.png" width="220" height="220" alt="Beth Gibbons + Rustin’ Man @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/radio-4-gotham">Radio 4 – Gotham</h3></a><!--<h5>by Vik Bansal</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/radio-4-gotham">-->What’s this? Yet another hyped band from “Noo” York with an album that, for the first thirty seconds, sounds like it was recorded in a...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/radio-4-gotham"> <img src="/wp-content/themes/musicOMH/images/not-found.png" width="220" height="220" alt="Radio 4 – Gotham"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/gus-gus-attention">Gus Gus – Attention</h3></a><!--<h5>by Daniel Mumford</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/gus-gus-attention">-->This is Gus Gus‘ fourth album, but their first for Underwater. Listening to this collection of synth pop, chunky danceable house and ambient electronica it...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/gus-gus-attention"> <img src="https://i0.wp.com/www.musicomh.com/wp-content/uploads/2002/10/gus-gus-attention.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1" width="220" height="220" alt="Gus Gus – Attention"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/the-delgados-hate">The Delgados – Hate</h3></a><!--<h5>by John Murphy</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/the-delgados-hate">-->The Delgados are one of those bands whom critics tend to treat with unashamed fawning, while the majority of the record buying public seem unaware...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/the-delgados-hate"> <img src="https://i1.wp.com/www.musicomh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/d/delgados_albums.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1" width="220" height="220" alt="The Delgados – Hate"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/live/ray-davies-st-davids-hall-cardiff">Ray Davies @ St David’s Hall, Cardiff</h3></a><!--<h5>by Rob Jackson</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/live/ray-davies-st-davids-hall-cardiff">-->While they may not inspire quite the same international aweas peers such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones,there’s no doubting that The Kinks were...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/live/ray-davies-st-davids-hall-cardiff"> <img src="/wp-content/themes/musicOMH/images/not-found.png" width="220" height="220" alt="Ray Davies @ St David’s Hall, Cardiff"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/various-1-love">Various – 1 Love</h3></a><!--<h5>by Daniel Mumford</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/various-1-love">-->Seven years ago the charity War Child released the Help album. The proceeds were donated to the War Child charity. The album itself drew on...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/various-1-love"> <img src="https://i1.wp.com/www.musicomh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/1-love_albums.jpg?resize=120%2C120&ssl=1" width="220" height="220" alt="Various – 1 Love"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/ben-folds-live">Ben Folds – Live</h3></a><!--<h5>by Graham Smith</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/ben-folds-live">-->Following Ben Folds Five‘s split and Ben’s first solo album, this live album might be dismissed as a stopgap to keep his considerable fanbase happy...<!--</a>--> </div> <div class="images_hz_index"> <a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/ben-folds-live"> <img src="https://i2.wp.com/www.musicomh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/b/ben-folds_albums.jpg?resize=120%2C120&ssl=1" width="220" height="220" alt="Ben Folds – Live"></a></br /> <!----> </div> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <div class="image_text_box_index"> <h3><a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/live/bruce-springsteen-bercy-paris">Bruce Springsteen @ Bercy, Paris</h3></a><!--<h5>by Talia Soghomonian</h5>--> <div style="float: left; width: 100%;"><hr width="100%" align="right"> </div> <!--<a href="https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/live/bruce-springsteen-bercy-paris">-->It’s hard to believe he’s 54. 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