❉ If Marianne Faithfull has a successor, Linda Em is a worthy placeholder, writes Eoghan Lyng.
❉ It’s Lawrence’s ball, of course, and his newfound freedom since the group’s dissolution resulted in a more freewheeling Felt, the subject of this second set of “revisitations”.
❉ Any fan of Oi should go out and buy this set, writes Brad Shepherd. There are some classic Oi anthems here, with top notch musicianship – these tracks really deliver.
❉ For their 31st studio album, Hawkwind have collaborated with songwriter and conductor Mike Batt on a series of orchestral manoeuvres.
❉ At eight hour long episodes, this is a slow burner of a serial and needs commitment to reach to the end but it is worth sticking at.
❉ Stephen Graham revisits Neil Hannon’s sixth studio album, deep into the twenty-first century.
❉ In releasing Raindances, Esoteric Records have captured a wonderful body of work from one of the most interesting and adventurous prog-folk outfits of their time.
❉ Throwing blues, gospel and nu-soul into the mix, ‘Zinc’ is a remarkable debut album from a major talent and an obvious future star.
❉ This is a box set for Pink Floyd aficionados and music lovers, brimming with surprises, writes Eoghan Lyng.
❉ Samantha Veal looks back on the enduring musical legacy of the man who defined the sound of BBC Light Entertainment.