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Ying Wang - Tun-Tu Chamber Music Renewed

19 March 2017

Don’t be fooled by the appearance of the words “chamber&rd...


Laura Marling . . Semper Femina

06 April 2017

We’ve missed a couple of Marling albums; she was always good but...


Jarrod Dickenson . . Ready The Horses

06 April 2017

Good as Laura Marling is (see above), she’s beaten into second p...


Giacomo Carissimi . . Eight Motets

06 April 2017

Some church music is intended to instil awareness of the immenseness o...


Dutch Uncles . . Big Balloon

06 April 2017

This is Marple band Dutch Uncles’s fifth album. ...


Hackney Colliery Band . . Live

06 April 2017

Whenever we’re down in the dumps in the Review Corner, we often ...


Fleetwood Mac . . Tango in the Night

06 April 2017

You should all have heard this, or parts of it....


Maximo Park . . Risk to Exist

18 April 2017

The Review Corner are big fans of Max Park, but this album has divided...


Jim Parker . . Travelling Light

18 April 2017

The title says it all: Parker writes light music, and the collection t...


Heroines of Love and Loss

18 April 2017

The way things work in general is that classical albums take a couple ...


Stormzy . . Gang Signs and Prayer

18 April 2017

We can see why people love Stormzy, the first grime artist to land a n...


Nick Cave . . Lovely Creatures

18 April 2017

This is not out for a couple of weeks, but it’s so good you can ...


Elizabeth Jordan and Lynsey Marsh . . Mind Music

20 April 2017

It’s a game of two halves in this approachable programme from El...


Andrew Combs . . Canyons Of My Mind

20 April 2017

We’ve called this country — he’s a Texan based in Na...


James Blunt . . The Afterlove

20 April 2017

A bit like Ed Sheeran, James Hillier Blount produces bland pop that re...


Little Dragon . . Season High

20 April 2017

Eight or nine years ago the Review Corner was in a trendy shop that so...


The Orwells . . Terrible Human Beings

27 April 2017

The Orwells occupy the ground somewhere between landfill indie and gen...


John Mayer . . The Search For Everything

27 April 2017

Initially released as two separate four-track EPs split by a couple of...


Gentleman’s Dub Club . . Dubtopia

27 April 2017

The sleeve is more reminiscent of a space rock band like Ozric Tentacl...


Tõnu Kõrvits . . Moorland Elegies

27 April 2017

We may not know a whole lot about classical music, but we know a lot a...


Brian May and Kerry Ellis . . Golden Days

27 April 2017

This is basically the best pub band in the world....


Johnny Lloyd . . Eden

27 April 2017

Sometimes you feel the only review for a song or EP is “Yeeeeeee...


The Cuckoos . . Get It On

27 April 2017

Grungy swamp rock from The Cuckoos,...


Seramic . . Greg’s Love

27 April 2017

We were only playing some Funkadelic the other day and then along come...


My Baby . . Prehistoric Rhythm

04 May 2017

We reviewed Little Dragon’s new one last week, noting they&rsquo...


Creeper . . Eternity, In Your Arms

04 May 2017

For some reason, were we expecting swampy goth rock from this but it&r...


DJ Format and Abdominal . . Still Hungry

04 May 2017

At the risk of a generalisation, this is the kind of hip hop that olde...


Rhona Clarke - A Different Game

11 May 2017

This new CD from Métier is Irish composer Rhona Clarke’s first a...


Dreamgirls — Original London Cast Recording

11 May 2017

We’re not big fans of musicals but this impressed: we’d th...


Formation . . Look at the Powerful People

18 May 2017

Formation have had a good idea: James Murphy is putting LCD Soundsyste...


Mark Nevin . . My Unfashionable Opinion

18 May 2017

If you’re a fan of grown-up pop music, this is about as good as ...


The Undercover Hippy . . Truth and Fiction

18 May 2017

The Undercover Hippy — his mum calls him Billy — is one mi...


Paul Weller . . Jawbone

18 May 2017

As soundtracks go this is good, and Weller has done an excellent job....


Ben Marwood . . Get Found

18 May 2017

There’s a raft of bands rotating around the daddy of this genre,...


The Jesus And Mary Chain . . Damage and Joy

18 May 2017

We were never ones to worship bands; we never raved about The Jesus an...


Scouting For Girls . . Scouting For Girls (Deluxe)

18 May 2017

We’ve had many a pop gem land on the Review Corner desk over the...


Alvarez Kings . . Somewhere Between

25 May 2017

After last week’s review of the harmless-but-fan-friendly Scouti...


Will Joseph Cook . . Sweet Dreamer

25 May 2017

We can see young Will (he looks about 12) carving out a nice career am...


Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind . . Super Natural

25 May 2017

We’re not sure whether to hail this the finest rock n roll album...


Mieczyslaw Weinberg . . Complete Sonatas For Violin And Piano

25 May 2017

Weinberg is recognised as one of the outstanding Russian composers of ...


Elspeth Wyllie . . Enigmas

25 May 2017

This delightful album is out to coincide with Elgar’s 160th birt...