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New releases on CD & DVD

Album: St Vincent - Daddy's Home

Lisa-Marie Ferla

From her indie roots to the Grammy-winning angular art-rock of her self-titled 2014 album and the new wave glam of MASSEDUCTION, St Vincent has refused to allow her work to be pigeonholed.

Album: The Black Keys – Delta Kream

Barney Harsent

Blues legends Junior Kimbrough and RL Burnside have long provided inspiration for singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, otherwise known as The Black Keys. They provided source material for the opening tracks of their 2002 debut The Big Come Up, while the 2008 EP Chulahoma: The Songs of Junior Kimbrough wore its influence on its sleeve. Literally.

Album: Sons of Kemet - Black to the Future

Guy Oddy

Shabaka Hutchings is a busy man. Not only does he head up the calypso-reggae-hip-hop-jazz mash-up that is Sons of Kemet, there’s also The Comet is...

Album: Squid - Bright Green Field

Asya Draganova

It seems fitting that Brighton, a city of youth culture and protest, is the starting point for a band like Squid. Their debut album Bright Green...

Album: Rag'n'Bone Man - Life by...

Nick Hasted

Rory Graham was always stoically familiar with life’s knocks. With a stage-name inspired by Galton and Simpson’s fatalistic family tragicomedy...

Album: Van Morrison - Latest Record Project Volume 1

John Bungey

The king of Celtic soul suffers a bad case of lockdown blues

Blu-ray: Raw

Graham Rickson

Bloody, compelling French horror in Julia Ducournau's feature debut

Album: Ziúr - Antifate

Joe Muggs

Fantastical industrial cabaret from the cellars of Berlin

Blu-ray: The Chalk Garden

Graham Fuller

Who wouldn't want Deborah Kerr as a nurturing governess?

Album: Sufjan Stevens - Convocations

Mark Kidel

Rich and complex requiem for a dad

Album: Martial Solal - Coming Yesterday

Sebastian Scotney

The great French jazz pianist's last concert

Album: Marianne Faithfull & Warren Ellis - She Walks in Beauty

Guy Oddy

Everyone’s favourite Nan crashes the goth poetry club

Blu-ray: To Sir, with Love

Graham Rickson

Rose-tinted but affecting look at life in a late 1960s secondary modern

Album: Teenage Fanclub‎ - Endless Arcade

Kieron Tyler

Line-up changes are no obstacle to sustained excellence

DVD/Blu-ray: County Lines

Daniel Baksi

An insider's angle on the impact of Britain's biggest drugs problem

Album: The Coral - Coral Island

Nick Hasted

Merseyside veterans' faded fairground concept is steeped in pop craft

Album: Gojira - Fortitude

Thomas H Green

French metallers deliver a sonically crafted pummelling their fans should enjoy

Album: Tom Jones - Surrounded by Time

John Bungey

The man with the big voice looks age in the eye

Album: Dinosaur Jr - Sweep It Into Space

Barney Harsent

Amherst's favourite grunge sons serve up another near flawless album

Blu-ray: Straight Shooting / Hell Bent

Graham Fuller

Two John Ford Westerns starring Harry Carey, progenitor of true grit

Album: Field Music - Flat White Moon

Kieron Tyler

David and Peter Brewis draw inspiration from their own lives

Album: Toumani Diabate and the London Symphony Orchestra - Kôrôlén

Mark Kidel

West Africa at the Symphony

Album: AJ Tracey - Flu Game

Joe Muggs

West London's superstar rapper tries to find his mature style with mixed success

Blu-ray: I Was at Home, But...

Tom Birchenough

Cold comfort in this story of family grief from Berlin director Angela Schanelec

Album: Imelda May - 11 Past the Hour

Thomas H Green

Irish star makes a rare musical blunder into whiffy 'classic rock' and balladry on her latest

Album: Lady Dan - I Am the Prophet

Lisa-Marie Ferla

Breaking free of patriarchy on Austin country-folk debut

DVD/Blu-ray: Catch Us If You Can

Graham Fuller

John Boorman's debut skewered the capitalist exploitation of youth culture

Album: Alan Vega - Mutator

Guy Oddy

Ex-Suicide frontman’s posthumous solo album is a sublime blast

Album: Cheap Trick - In Another World

Russ Coffey

A rambunctious new offering from the age-defying rock veterans

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