sun 24/03/2019

New releases on CD & DVD

CD: The Underground Youth – Montage Images of Lust and Fear

Guy Oddy

As Nick Cave has edged ever further towards mainstream acceptance with each of his recent Bad Seeds’ albums, so he has created something of a gothic-blues vacuum that is itching to be filled. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by The Underground Youth.

CD: Edwyn Collins - Badbea

Thomas H Green

Edwyn Collins is in a good mood. Perhaps it’s his 2014 move back to his native Scotland where he now lives and records on the wild north-eastern coast. Perhaps it was finding a sheaf of inspiring old lyrics as he packed up to make the move. Or perhaps it’s just his joy at making music 14 years after two debilitating strokes nearly finished him off.

DVD/Blu-Ray: La Vérité

Saskia Baron

For admirers of Henri-Georges Clouzot or Brigitte Bardot, this Criterion restoration of their rarely seen 1960 collaboration is a must have. La...

CD: Sleeper - The Modern Age

Guy Oddy

While Oasis have so far resisted the temptation of the big pay-off that a Gallagher family reunion would ensure, plenty of other Britpoppers have...

CD: Shy FX - Raggamuffin SoundTape

Joe Muggs

Everything about this mixtape oozes confidence. It crams 12 tracks plus interludes – all produced by Andre “Shy FX” Williams – into barely...

DVD/Blu-ray: Bergman - A Year in a Life

Mark Kidel

Master and monster: the Swedish cinema maestro dissected

CD: Lucy Rose - No Words Left

Lisa-Marie Ferla

Stark and intimate songs, but there's light at the end of this tunnel

CD: The Brian Jonestown Massacre - The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Russ Coffey

Anton Newcombe is a changed man. Fortunately his music remains the same

CD: Stephen Malkmus - Groove Denied

Kieron Tyler

Wayward solo set hits the shops two years after its creator wanted it issued

CD: UB40 - For the Many

Barney Harsent

The British reggae band release a new Labour of Love

CD: Cinematic Orchestra - To Believe

Asya Draganova

An invitation to an inward journey

DVD: An Elephant Sitting Still

Tom Birchenough

Desolate Chinese masterpiece catches melancholic anomie over 230 mins

CD: Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1

Mark Kidel

Smart Power Pop strikes again

CD: Deafkids - Metaprogramação

Guy Oddy

Brazilian noisy psychedelicists play a blinder

CD: Karen O and Danger Mouse - Lux Prima

Owen Richards

A great album that could’ve been one of the greats

DVD/Blu-ray: Freak Show

Tom Birchenough

Overplaying gay, Alex Lawther surprises in Trudie Styler’s high school teen com

CD: Sigrid - Sucker Punch

Lisa-Marie Ferla

You may have heard this one before, but it's worth revisiting

CD: Snapped Ankles - Stunning Luxury

Howard Male

A great second album from the London band who have a love-hate relationship with today

DVD/Blu-ray: Stranger in the House

Graham Rickson

Parodic but compelling 1960s curio, with some superb BFI period extras

CD: Stella Donnelly - Beware of the Dogs

Jo Southerd

Quiet confidence and razor-sharp wit on Australian singer's excellent full-length debut

CD: Dido - Still On My Mind

Liz Thomson

Dido's distinctive voice soars above a mix of electronica and acoustic guitar

CD: Hozier - Wasteland Baby!

Russ Coffey

The Irish troubadour subtly changes the formula - how does it compare?

CD: Vök - In the Dark

Kieron Tyler

Too-muted second album from downbeat Icelanders

Blu-ray: Derek Jarman Collection, Vol Two 1987-1994

Mark Kidel

A very English saint canonised by the BFI

CD: Our Native Daughters - Songs of Our Native Daughters

Howard Male

A moving, humbling reminder of the horrors of American slavery

CD: Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard - Yn Ol I Annwn

Thomas H Green

The return of the Welsh band revealing doom metal's unexpected potential

CD: Royal Trux - White Stuff

Joe Muggs

Purest impurity from the reformed dirty duo

DVD: The Guilty

Saskia Baron

Thrillingly tense police procedural that never leaves its one location

DVD/Blu-ray: Dawson City - Frozen Time

Tom Birchenough

Gold Rush social history seen through revelatory silent cinema documentary

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