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  1. The Long Blondes - Once And Never Again

    The Long Blondes - Once And Never Again

    With the Arctic Monkeys in hibernation, The Long Blondes look like they're finally going to get the attention they deserve as Sheffield's latest export.

    Posted 13th November 2006

  2. King Creosote - You Are Could I EP

    King Creosote - You Are Could I EP

    The song itself is a bubbly tune but rather unfulfilling, as its mindless rhyming makes it sound almost amateurish.

    Posted 13th November 2006

  3. Battle, Cockpit, Leeds

    Although visually lacklustre, Battle are a good live band to catch - they just need to show the audience that they're enjoying their own music.

    Posted 10th November 2006

  4. Hot Club De Paris - Everyeveryeverything

    Hot Club De Paris - Everyeveryeverything

    'Everyeveryeverything' is a mixture of many different songs, which seem as if they were thrown in randomly, trusting to luck more than anything - luck did not prevail.

    Posted 10th November 2006

  5. Battle - Back to Earth EP

    Battle - Back to Earth EP

    Moody and ambient, striking guitar chords mix with synth sounds to create angsty tunes that vary between being subtle and slow building, to a mature rock sound.

    Posted 10th November 2006

  6. Comebacks

    If there's one thing the public loves even more than a cuddly TV personality recovering from a rocket-car-related near-death-experience, then it's a great comeback.

    Posted 10th November 2006

  7. Last Gang - Beat Of Blue

    Last Gang - Beat Of Blue

    As a debut, 'Beat Of Blue' does exactly what it says, and while it doesn't exactly make us think about its meaning, there's a clear blob of talent, which with a little refining and tweaking could become the new Kooks.

    Posted 8th November 2006

  8. Boy Kill Boy - Shoot Me Down

    Boy Kill Boy - Shoot Me Down

    Without even an attempt to evoke anything whatsoever, a dancefloor beat, or 'epic' indie chorus, 'Shoot Me Down' just feels lost.

    Posted 6th November 2006

  9. Paul Weller - Hit Parade

    Paul Weller - Hit Parade

    Don't lose this amongst the glut of Best Ofs that appear this season - 'Hit Parade' is essential owning for anyone who has even a passing interest in Weller's music.

    Posted 6th November 2006

  10. The Charlatans - Forever - The Singles

    The Charlatans - Forever - The Singles

    This singles collection is a must for any ardent Charlatans fan. It is not merely a greatest hits, but a collection of their finest work.

    Posted 6th November 2006

  11. Damien Rice - 9

    Damien Rice - 9

    Think you know Irish singer songwriter Damien Rice as the golden boy of moody acoustic songs? Well, his new album proves it is time to reconsider.

    Posted 6th November 2006

  12. The Divine Comedy, Roundhouse, London

    Neil Hannon is in high spirits tonight, which is all the better for setting the scene for his tales of love, lust and lost property.

    Posted 6th November 2006

  13. The Young Knives, Astoria, London

    The Young Knives take you back to the Britpop era when you first witnessed Pulp or Blur exploding with superfluous energy.

    Posted 31st October 2006

  14. Vincent Vincent and the Villains - Johnny Two Bands

    Vincent Vincent and the Villains - Johnny Two Bands

    Yes, it could be seen as being 'good', but it is, in effect, music that could have been strummed any time in the past twenty years.

    Posted 31st October 2006

  15. Paramore - Pressure

    Paramore - Pressure

    This is a great track to slam about to, drive to, or just sit and listen to. Perfect for the break-up season, 'Pressure' is sure to be a success.

    Posted 30th October 2006