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  1. The Enemy - It’s Not OK

    The Enemy - It’s Not OK

    The Enemy seem to be channeling the spirit of The Clash, but with enough power in the music to not remotely sound like a cheap imitation.

    Posted 1st February 2007

  2. Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future

    Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future

    In truth, 'Myths of the Near Future' may seem a bit of a mess in terms of structure, but you're already switched on to the fact that with Klaxons that is the whole point.

    Posted 1st February 2007

  3. The Blood Brothers - Young Machetes

    The Blood Brothers - Young Machetes

    From the word go, 'Young Machetes' is a fast-paced unpredictable assault on the ears.

    Posted 1st February 2007

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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