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Album Reviews

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart: Belong

Best Track:BelongIf You Like These, You’ll Like This:Isn’t Anything MY BLOODY VALENTINE, Psychocandy THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, Grand Prix TEENAGE FANCLUB, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, Adore THE SMASHING PUMPKINSIn A Word: Invigorating

The Antlers: Burst Apart

Best Track:HoundsIf You like These, You’ll Like This: RADIOHEAD, GRIZZLY BEAR, SIGUE ROS In A Word: Stunning

Mass Cult: This Ain't No Paradise

Best Track: Drive You HomeIf You Like These, You'll Like This: BOSS HOG, THE KILLSIn A Word: Introspective

Marianne Faithful: Horses and High Heels

Best Track: Horses And High HeelsIf you like these, you’ll like this: BROKEN ENGLISH In a word: Faithful

Drive By Truckers: Go-Go Boots

Best Track: Used To Be A Cop If You Like These, You'll Like This: THE FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS, GRAM PARSONS In A Word: Southern

Cass McCombs: Wit’s End

Best Track: County LineIf You Like These, You’ll Like This: Smoke Ring For My Halo KURT VILE, A CASS McCOMBS In A Word: Bleak

Buddy MIller: The Majestic Silver Strings

Best Tracks: Why I’m Walkin and Return To MeIf You Like These, You’ll Like This: SONS OF THE PIONEERS In A Word: A short trip to country’s distant roots by modern masters

Jeff Martin 777: The Ground Cries Out

Best Track: The PyreIf You Like These, You’ll Like This: LED ZEPPELIN, THE ETERNAL In A Word: Riveting

OMAR Rodriguez-Lopez : Telesterion

 Best track: Man, I don't know. It all sort of slips and swirls around and track numbers go out the window. Much like all of his actual albums, really.If You Like These, You'll Like This: Imagine if FRANK ZAPPA and JIMI HENDRIX and DJ SHADOW were all in a motorcycle chase. If you like that image, then yeah, give it a crack.In A Word: Superfluously monstrous = superflonstrous   MATT PANAG

Trial Kennedy : Living Undesigned

Best Track : My Own If you dig these, you'll like this : BIRDS OF TOKYO, HORSELL COMMON, GYROSCOPE In a word : Diverse

The Low Anthem : Smart Flesh

 Best track: Hey All You Hippies! If You Like This, You'll Like: Little Ann THE FELICE BROTHERS, Hurt JOHNN CASH.In A Word: Contemplative

Gang Gang Dance : Eye Contact

Best Track: Glass Jar If You Like These, You'll Like This: Cut THE SLITS, Daughter Of Sunshine RAT VS POSSUM  In A Word: Technicolour  By Steve Phillps

Katrina Burgoyne : White Flag

Best Track : GhostIf You Like These, You'll LikeThis: Catherine Britt CATHERINE BRITT In A Word: Credible

Manchester Orchestra : Simple Math

Best Track: April Fool If You Like These, You'll Like This: The Century Of Self TRAIL OF DEAD, The Crying Light ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS, Tusk FLEETWOOD MAC, De-Loused In The Comatorium THE MARS VOLTA, Kid A RADIOHEAD In A Word: Epic

The Vines : Future Primitive

Best Track: All That You DoIf You Like These, You'll Like This: Let It Be THE REPLACEMENTS, In A Word: Distant