Reviews

The Big Listen: Mogwai – As The Love Continues

Stuart Braithwaite finds his voice on the cinematic post-rockers’ 10th album, with the Glaswegians still sounding fresh 25 years on from their first release.

The Big Review: Fender American Professional II Telecaster Deluxe

An instrument from a controversial period in Fender’s history gets a modern-day makeover – and we can’t get enough of it.

The Genius Of… Murder Ballads by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

With its terrifying stories of murder, vengeance and grotesque brutality, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ ninth album is tough going. Yet, 25 years ago, it became a million-selling commercial success thanks in part to an appearance from the princess of pop. 

The Big Listen: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – New Fragility

After coming through a challenging time in his personal life, album six finds the Brooklyn band’s founder and sole remaining member asking the big questions.

Review: Cort X700 Duality & KX300 Etched

In addition to building guitars for many other brands, Cort continues to provide its rivals with fierce competition thanks to a well-appointed range of in-house designs.

The Genius Of… Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris

The country queen faced a crossroads in 1995, and took a left turn to deliver a stunning album that not only reinvigorated her career but has since inspired two generations of rising Americana artists.

Review: Walrus Audio Mako Series ACS1

Gunning unapologetically for a certain little black box from California, Walrus’s first amp and cab sim refines the formula with some interesting tweaks.

Review: Epiphone Emperor Swingster

This ornate hollowbody with rockabilly stylings makes a return for 2021.

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.
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