Staff Picks

Human by Rag 'n' Bone Man

"One of my favourite albums to be released so far this year. Having a mix of love and life songs on one album just boosts his potential. Rag'n'Bone ... more
"One of my favourite albums to be released so far this year. Having a mix ... more

by Mary
hmv Swindon

The Waiting Game by Una Healy

"Una Healy's voice is glorious, not to mention that she is by far the best Saturday! Healy’s clearly been listening to plenty of Fleetwood ... more
"Una Healy's voice is glorious, not to mention that she is by far the best ... more

by Rhys
hmv Workington

Safe in Sound by Lower Than Atlantis

"Such an amazing new sound that they've created with their new material. This album will appeal to new listeners and all time fans of Lower Than ... more
"Such an amazing new sound that they've created with their new material. ... more

by Jack
hmv Canterbury

Heavy Fire by Black Star Riders

"Another strong release from Black Star Riders, if you've enjoyed their previous albums you won't be disappointed. Heavy Fire has a sound that fans ... more
"Another strong release from Black Star Riders, if you've enjoyed their ... more

by Kris
hmv Workington

The Killer Instinct by Black Star Riders

The sophomore effort from Black Star Riders (who, for the uninitiated, are essentially Thin Lizzy with Ricky Warwick on vocals) provides one of the ... more
The sophomore effort from Black Star Riders (who, for the uninitiated, are ... more

by Dave
hmv London

To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar

Following up the masterpiece that was 2012's Good Kid M.A.A.D City was going to be no mean feat but Kendrick Lamar does it here with ease. The most ... more
Following up the masterpiece that was 2012's Good Kid M.A.A.D City was ... more

by Gavin
hmv Hereford

Vinticious Versions by De Staat

De Staat are an inventive band, and their quirky creativity is hard at work on this latest eight track offering. Featured here are 'vincticious ... more
De Staat are an inventive band, and their quirky creativity is hard at ... more

by Kevin
hmv Bristol Cribs Causeway

Restarter by Torche

The follow up to 2012’s Harmonicraft sees Torche bringing another slab of their uniquely pop-infused drone rock. It’s a combination that ... more
The follow up to 2012’s Harmonicraft sees Torche bringing another ... more

by Dave
hmv Birmingham

Phantom Radio by The Mark Lanegan Band

Mark Lanegan has returned with Phantom Radio, and has evolved his sound once again. Texture and depth are created with electronics, minimalist drums, ... more
Mark Lanegan has returned with Phantom Radio, and has evolved his sound ... more

by Kevin
hmv Bristol Cribs Causeway

.5: The Gray Chapter by Slipknot

Following the death of bassist Paul Grey and departure of drummer Joey Jordison, to say it has been a tumultuous time for Slipknot is something of an ... more
Following the death of bassist Paul Grey and departure of drummer Joey ... more

by Dave
hmv Merlin Park