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By Ian Cory · 17 September 2014
For a record so preoccupied with death, Arcade Fire's debut is bursting with energy and vitality. But of course, that’s just what a funeral is, not only mourning a loss, but celebrating a life — and the shared memories we have of it.
By Ray Finlayson · 16 September 2014
The Edinburgh Festival may have trimmed its music budget, but there's still plenty on offer if you know where to look. Ray Finlayson reports on some of the cabaret artists featured at the world's largest arts festival.
By Kimberley Ballard · 10 September 2014
Bjork's sixth studio album is her most impressive - parts oracle, hyper fantasy and skeletal sonata.
By Elise Cobain · 09 September 2014
Forget America and the UK - Australia is where the real talent shimmers and Elise shows us why.
By Staff · 05 September 2014
Pad and Pencil explores the most tantalizing new acts in hip-hop. This edition looks at underground rapper Allan Kingdom, London-based storyteller Jesse James Solomon and the futuristic ZelooperZ.
By Ryo Miyauchi · 03 September 2014
More of a curiosity than symbolic of its time, The Go! Team's Thunder, Lightning, Strike still delights as a sort of mishmash of happy accidents.
By Barnabas Abraham · 27 August 2014
The Libertines' self-titled record was a bitter-sweet masterclass in songwriting ability, balancing the free-form Doherty and the structured Barât perfectly.
By Rafael Grafals · 26 August 2014
Unrecorded's new cassette correspondent, Rafael Grafals, tells us about the best releases of the month and highlights bands at the forefront of the DIY resurgence.
By Ian Cory · 20 August 2014
We look back at Mastodon's Leviathan ten years later, and the band's pursuit of heavy metal stardom, against the odds.
By Ryo Miyauchi · 13 August 2014
In hindsight, More Adventurous stands as the transition between Rilo Kiley's cult-following days and their leap into the mainstream.
By Susan Kemp · 12 August 2014
In the first installment of Unreeled, we review The Past is a Grotesque Animal, an inside look at the mad genius behind of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes.
By Staff · 08 August 2014
Welcome to Pad and Pencil, a new monthly column that will plug you into the latest and greatest hip-hop releases.
By Susan Kemp · 06 August 2014
With a touch of disco and an LGBT spin on pop, Scissor Sisters' 2004 self-titled debut bended genre rules and cultural expectations in just about every way possible.
By Ian Cory · 30 July 2014
The Dillinger Escape Plan's Miss Machine still runs like a dream, ten years on.
By Barnabas Abraham · 23 July 2014
Together We’re Heavy by The Polyphonic Spree demonstrated the band's ability to hoist their carefree attitude to genre against a beautifully crafted framework.
By Staff · 18 July 2014
With spring out and the summer sun vying for attention, take a look at our list of essential summer albums so you can craft your soundtrack for the unfolding season.