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Ninja Tune

Jan 25, 2022 Music Web Exclusive

There is a tangible sense of relaxation on Bonobo’s seventh album, Fragments.


Jan 24, 2022 Music Web Exclusive

On April 24, 1968, Johnny Cash took a smaller version of his touring group into San Francisco’s Carousel Ballroom, where only about a third of the 3000-capacity venue was filled. As this recording shows, though, Cash made it as special to this audience as he would have for a larger hall, and those gathered, as they shouted out requests, loved him for it.


Yard Act

The Overload

Island/Zen F.C.

Jan 21, 2022 Music Issue #69 - 20th Anniversary Issue

Leeds, England outfit Yard Act, who consist of former Post War Glamour Girls frontman James Smith (vocals) and Menace Beach’s Ryan Needham (bass), unleash a savagely brilliant debut album in the form of The Overload. Smith and Needham are joined by Sam Shjipstone (guitar) and Jay Russell (drums) as they shine a light on the fractured nature of society with a mixture of acerbic wit and deadpan ennui.


Jan 20, 2022 Music Web Exclusive

There’s a certain magical parity that exists between Aurora Aksnes’ airy physical appearance and her alluring musical complexion.


Jan 19, 2022 Music Web Exclusive

At this point in Elvis Costello’s long, storied, 45 year professional career, it’s a cliche to label any new album of his that sounds like this to be his best since *fill in the blank* or his first “rock” album since that same *fill in the blank* or a different, earlier album.


Jan 14, 2022 Music

Taking Meds feels like a band out of time, yet built for their moment. Since debuting in 2016 with My Life As a Bro and returning in 2019 with I Hate Me, the New York punk outfit has cemented a potent combination of punk, indie rock, and post hardcore. They distill distinctly ‘90s influences, marrying the hooks of the era’s alt rock with dissonant modern punk grit.


Cat Power



Jan 13, 2022 Music Issue #69 - 20th Anniversary Issue

There are always long gaps between Cat Power records. Chan Marshall’s cozy yet faintly unnerving style—grounded by her guitar and distinctive vocal delivery—is not something that can be rushed.


Jan 12, 2022 Music Web Exclusive

Watching the amazing footage from these September 1979 shows, it’s hard to believe this unexploded Springsteen/E Street bomb was sitting and ticking for all those years without a release. Available in multiple audio/video formats, The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts finally brings to light these Madison Square Garden performances staged by MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy).


Jan 11, 2022 Music Web Exclusive

Jethro Tull’s third album, 1970’s Benefit, was a transitional record that bridged from ’69’s successful Stand Up to their major breakthrough with ’71’s Aqualung.