❉ The Mancunian band’s second album is eclectic, punchy, dynamic, guileless and thoroughly inventive.
❉ It’s the reason for the season – Liz Buckley returns with her favourite albums of this year.
❉ If you’ve never heard a note by The Residents before, you could easily dip your toe in here and very quickly gauge the flavour of their career so far.
❉ Anyone that appreciates pop-punk will find plenty to enjoy in this retrospective of a band who always did their own thing.
❉ St Etienne’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs round up an impeccable collection of cuts by middle-aged artists coming to terms with the late 60s.
❉ Hot on the heels of Unfurnished Rooms, Neil Arthur’s insightful lyrics explore the human condition in this modern day and age, writes Ange Chan.
❉ A soaring soundbite of seismic and sensory sounds, this is one of the most arresting A Year In The Country releases yet – and one of the best!
❉ We pore over the super-deluxe anniversary edition of The House of Love’s tremendous debut album in all its beautiful, brooding, spiritual glory.
❉ This November sees the release of the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Moody Blues’ classic third album.
❉ The band’s major label debut, released under original title and restored to full glory for 50th Anniversary of Janis Joplin’s final album with the band.