• Rodrigo Y Gabriela

    Rodrigo Y Gabriela

    11:11 (Rubyworks Records/ ATO Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

  • The Dukes of Stratosphear

    The Dukes of Stratosphear

    25 O’clock/ Psonic Psunspot (Ape UK). Review by James Mann.

  • Queensryche

    Queensryche

    There certainly was no sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll party at the House of Blues as the almighty Queensryche forced fans, and Chris Long, to bask in their eternal greatness.

  • The Shortwave Set

    The Shortwave Set

    Replica Sun Machine (Wall of Sound). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • The Decemberists

    The Decemberists

    The Hazards of Love (Capitol). Review by Matt Parish.

  • Obscured by Clouds

    Obscured by Clouds

    William Weikart, the mastermind behind the band Obscured by Clouds, is one literate and surprising person. Tim Wardyn unveils Weikart’s impressive cast of influences (including Chris Cornell and Baroque music), how ex-girlfriends contributed to one of the best songs on their album Psycheclectic, and how his bandmate Thee Slayer Hippy got his name.

  • Pink Floyd: The Black Strat

    Pink Floyd: The Black Strat

    The guitar is the iconic symbol of rock music’s sex, rebellion, and power. Pink Floyd: The Black Strat is a new book about one of Dave Gilmour’s primary instruments — his black Stratocaster. S D Green explores whether the book conjures any of the instrument’s magic by uncovering its underpinnings.

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