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  1. Benjy Ferree - Leaving The Nest

    Benjy Ferree - Leaving The Nest

    'Leaving The Nest' in many ways feels like a record made by a wannabe actor never intent on making music as a 'career', but paradoxically that is its strength.

    Posted 1st February 2007

  2. Bloc Party - The Prayer

    Bloc Party - The Prayer

    'The Prayer' is bold and ambitious, and finally shows Bloc Party are the band they've been hyped to be.

    Posted 1st February 2007

  3. The Wombats, Islington Bar Academy, London

    It's not hard to see why the trio can win over a crowd in seconds with their harmonies, sing-alongable anthems and fabulous indie-pop melodies.

    Posted 31st January 2007

  4. Kasabian - Me Plus One

    Kasabian - Me Plus One

    The glam guitars, thumping beats of previous anthems 'Empire' and 'Shoot The Runner' have been replaced with what may well be - whisper it - the sound of a pretty darn special pop record.

    Posted 30th January 2007

  5. Field Music - Tones Of Town

    Field Music - Tones Of Town

    On the positive side, with a fusion of guitar, piano, synth and strings this record is different to the current guitar bands around at the moment.

    Posted 29th January 2007

  6. Pop Levi - Sugar Assault Me Now

    Pop Levi - Sugar Assault Me Now

    The song sounds like T-Rex fuelled by Sunny D fronted by a Prince impersonator, produced by Phil Spector on a cheap laptop.

    Posted 29th January 2007

  7. Bloc Party, Mean Fiddler, London

    Kele Okereke has transformed himself from being a reserved, vulnerable lead singer to a charismatic and engaging frontman.

    Posted 29th January 2007

  8. Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me

    Lady Sovereign - Love Me Or Hate Me

    This single can serve as quite a neat encapsulation of the Queen of Grime's celebrity to date.

    Posted 26th January 2007

  9. The Triffids - Calenture

    The Triffids - Calenture

    The rehearsal demos may lack the power pop production of the original album, but are nevertheless utterly compelling listening; the landscapes darker and more mysterious, the characters wearier and more brooding.

    Posted 26th January 2007

  10. The Hours - Back When You Were Good

    The Hours - Back When You Were Good

    This single has a effortless melodic ebb and flow to it, in common with all The Hours' songs so far.

    Posted 25th January 2007

  11. Jesse Malin - Glitter In The Gutter

    Jesse Malin - Glitter In The Gutter

    The names of those lending their vocal talents to Jesse Malin's latest offering read like the dream guestlist of any music fanatic, ranging from Dave Grohl to Bruce Springsteen.

    Posted 25th January 2007

  12. The View - Hats Off To The Buskers

    The View - Hats Off To The Buskers

    Far more talented than their singles give them credit for, The View are set to be the biggest anthemic group since the Libertines.

    Posted 23rd January 2007

  13. Switches - Drama Queen

    Switches - Drama Queen

    We should all be jolly grateful to Switches who arrive not a moment too soon, ready and willing to set their guitars to 'loud', their choruses to 'bouncy' and their haircuts to 'creative'.

    Posted 22nd January 2007

  14. Koopa - Blag, Steal Or Borrow

    Koopa - Blag, Steal Or Borrow

    At Clickmusic we worry about pop so you don't have to, so here is your pocket-sized guide to the Koopa debate for use when the issue arises at dinner parties.

    Posted 22nd January 2007

  15. Sadie Ama - Fallin’

    Sadie Ama - Fallin’

    It's a run of the mill song with nothing spectacular about it and would perhaps be better suited to a b-side or an album track, rather than a debut single.

    Posted 22nd January 2007