Staff Picks

Drop by Thee Oh Sees

There's always something that stands out on this album, from a random chirp of brass or a cheeky keyboard arpeggio, the songs are all brilliantly ... more
There's always something that stands out on this album, from a random ... more

by Kevin
hmv Bristol Cribs Causeway

Tamatebako by CUZ

Cuz is a collaboration between The Go Team! guitarist Sam Dook and punk bass stalwart Mike Watt of Minutemen, fIREHOSE and latterly Stooges fame. It ... more
Cuz is a collaboration between The Go Team! guitarist Sam Dook and punk ... more

by Alex
hmv London

Herd Runners by Cherry Ghost

Onto their third album and though comparisons with Elbow are still appropriate, Cherry Ghost have never more like their own animal.  This new ... more
Onto their third album and though comparisons with Elbow are still ... more

by Chris
hmv Cambridge

The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett by Eels

Eels albums are always rich with emotion, but this latest offering feels even more heartfelt than usual. Strings, brass, xylophone and piano are ... more
Eels albums are always rich with emotion, but this latest offering feels ... more

by Kevin
hmv Bristol Cribs Causeway

Loom by Fear of Men

Brighton outfit Fear Of Men follow on from 2013's Early Fragments (cutting few apron strings along the way) and go full DIY, boasting writing, ... more
Brighton outfit Fear Of Men follow on from 2013's Early Fragments (cutting ... more

by Scot
hmv Brighton

Amphetamine Ballads by The Amazing Snakeheads

Coming on like a cross between The Cramps and The Bad Seeds, Glasgow's Amazing Snakeheads have raised the stakes high on this debut album. Sleazy ... more
Coming on like a cross between The Cramps and The Bad Seeds, Glasgow's ... more

by Gavin
hmv Hereford

Lazaretto by Jack White

On Jack White’s second solo album he’s somewhere between all his previous efforts with The White Stripes, The Racounteurs, The Dead ... more
On Jack White’s second solo album he’s somewhere between all ... more

by Chris
hmv Cambridge

I Never Learn by Lykke Li

On her latest release, the graceful Swede matches the luscious with the icy in order to produce a somewhat similar, yet more rounded record than ... more
On her latest release, the graceful Swede matches the luscious with the ... more

by Sam
hmv Colchester

R Plus Seven by Oneohtrix Point Never

Daniel Lopatin has released a whole plethora of albums, each ranging in sound & depth but it's with his big Warp records release, ... more
Daniel Lopatin has released a whole plethora of albums, each ... more

by Joe
hmv Worcester

Are We There by Sharon Van Etten

Are We There? is a deeply personal and dualistic album about being caught between love, devotion, and despair. Tracks like 'Your Love is Killing Me' ... more
Are We There? is a deeply personal and dualistic album about being caught ... more

by Chris
hmv Cambridge