Reviews

The Big Listen: Foo Fighters – Medicine At Midnight

Three years since their last album, Dave Grohl and the gang return with what the world needs right now: a succinct Saturday night record packed with riffs, hooks and several metric tonnes of pop-friendly bombast.

The Genius Of… New Day Rising by Hüsker Dü

How the hard-charging Minnesotan rockers laid down the blueprint for the shape of punk to come.

Review: Greuter Audio Moonlight & Vibe

Boutique fuzz and vibe pedals straight outta Zürich.

The Big Listen: Arlo Parks – Collapsed In Sunbeams

The unflinchingly honest 20-year-old Londoner has been riding a wave of hype for nearly a year now, but her debut album confirms she’s a rare talent who smashes even these lofty expectations.

Review: Cort Core-OC Mahogany

Simple, affordable and built from solid woods, at a crowded price-point, this might be one of the best buys out there.

Review: Chase Bliss Audio Automatone CXM 1978

Is this achingly hip reverb unit with flying faders an extravagant gimmick or the must-have stompbox of 2021?

The Genius of… Futures by Jimmy Eat World

As the emo heroes prepare to livestream a track-by-track run-through of this follow up to Bleed American, we swim in the waters of an expansive, emotional record that frontman Jim Adkins describes as being from their “more is more period”

Review: EarthQuaker Devices Astral Destiny

Plenty of digital reverb pedals have one or two options for adding an ethereal upper octave, but this eight-mode beast is a dedicated shimmer machine

The Big Listen: Steven Wilson – The Future Bites

The prog magician’s sixth solo album finds him delving deeper into his pop side while critiquing rampant consumerism and delivering his renowned fretboard virtuosity.

The Big Review: Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard

The Inspired By Gibson line has already raised the bar considerably but could this Custom Shop collaboration be the best Epiphone Les Paul yet?
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