• Records

    We don’t usually review R&B records in these glorious pages, unless it’s R. Kelly or T-Pain of course. But what’s great about The-Dream is that he’s R. Kelly mixed with T-Pain.

  • Electric Independence

    There’s rarely anything positive to say about the Daily Mail or the Mail on Sunday, but it wasn’t the toughest decision in the world to buy a copy of the paper the other weekend when it offered a free copy of Jean Michel Jarre’s Oxygene album on CD

  • Asbestos Party

    I'm in love with Baltimore. A little weird as I've never actually been there. To me, it's an exotic wasteland of derelict warehouses strewn with the victims of Edgar Allan Poe tales.

  • Mental Overdrive

    Bands tend to treat the "Influences" column on their MySpace page like their own personal peacock parade. A chance to puff their chest, display their plumage, and concoct the most eclectic, obscure and populist list possible.

  • Ghoulishly Rare

    My Disco are a screechy minimalist trio from inner-city Melbourne. As was once the wont of screechy minimalist trios worldwide, they recently forsook the loving bosom of their homeland in favor of working with the king of screechy minimalist trios, Steve Albini.

  • Explosive Mental Images

    If you've entered 2008 feeling somewhat underwelmed by the crop of new bands on the cards, you may at least find some solace in the fact that you're definitely not alone.

  • Soft Focus

    Terry Hall

    Terry Hall shares what it’s like to be better than Bono.

  • Soft Focus

    Penny Rimbaud

    Ian’s chat with Crass’s founding drummer and writer gets off to a rousing start with Penny declareing his slight preferences for the Beatles over the Stones, for at least “not shitting all over Chuck Berry’s shoulder.” Moving on the two muse on…

  • VICE Music Specials

    Against Me @ Siberia

    Against Me! live in Hell’s Kitchen’s stickiest dive.

  • Western Humiliation 2007

    John Sharkey is the singer and guitarist for Clockcleaner, the band that singlehandedly caused us to rethink music from Philadelphia.

  • Records

    Everybody’s walking around saying this album is great. They’re wrong. It’s better than Jigga’s last piece of crap, but it’s hardly reminiscent of Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint.

  • Bees And Trees

    Baby Dee is a singer-songwriter-harpist-pianist with a voice like an angel who fell from heaven. She has played with Current 93 for a while now, and she just put out a solo record of strong and sad and pretty songs on the Drag City label.

  • Gully-sidal Tendencies

    Mavado is the best thing to have happened to dancehall in years. He has the premier new catchphrases ("Anywaaaaayeeeeeee" and "Gangster for liiiife"), if you look into his eyes you'd swear it was the devil looking back at you.

  • Do It!

    Since bassline isn’t coming to London anytime soon, when a film Easychord shot got accepted into the Sheffield Film Festival late last year, we decided to head up to South Yorkshire the weekend of the festival to check out a bassline rave first hand.