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Live gig review: The Smith Street Band at The Corner Hotel

The Smith Street Band, or your friendly neighbourhood “Smithies” if you ask them, represent everything good about rock music.

AM by Arctic Monkeys album review

Arctic Monkeys’ fifth album shows these lairy Sheffield lads continue to find new ways to stay relevant in an age of shortened attention spans.

Sempiternal by Bring Me The Horizon album review

If you like loud noises, I’ve got two great pieces of news for you. Firstly, you aren’t a dog. Secondly, Bring Me The Horizon has a new album out. The Sheffield-based five piece have made a name for themselves for pushing the boundaries of what can be considered hardcore, heavy music – and their latest […]

Comedown Machine by The Strokes album review

If you’ve loved The Strokes ever since their breakthrough album Is This It, there’s a chance you’ll hate the New York five-piece’s new album Comedown Machine.

Lonerism by Tame Impala album review

Lonerism by Tame Impala album review

Lonerism may sound like something sci-fi nerds suffered from before the internet, but it's actually 12 retro rock tracks so authentic you'll be digging out the flares and applying a chest wig.…

Celebrity bashing Keith Urban

Celebrity bashing Keith Urban

What a tragic, terrible waste of talent Keith Urban is. …

Watch The Throne by Jay-Z and Kanye West album review

Watch The Throne is, more or less, a vanity project. Lucky that the two artists behind it, Jay-Z and Kanye West, have plenty of vanity to go around.

Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors by Big Boi album review

Matt Campbell likes Outkast member Andre Big Boi Patton’s latest individual effort, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. So much so he wrote this review for which he does not get paid. He’s one sick puppy.

The Heist by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

One great song about shopping on the cheap doesn’t make this a great album. But it could have been, reports Matt Campbell.

Some Nights by Fun album review

Fun’s album Some Nights is one you won’t want to listen to every night. It’s poppy and happy, but it’s also enough to make you scream “piss off, I’ve had enough Fun already”.

Band of Skulls’ second album sucks like a lemon

Okay, Sweet Sour is not that bad, but it doesn’t build on the skull-crushing intensity of their brilliant 2009 debut album.