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From Juan Atkins to Blawan: our guide to the best Techno
Music that humans can't make without machines. Music that machines can't make without humans.

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Label Watch: Ostgut Ton

The infamous in-house label of an infamous techno temple. With a resident DJ also called Norman. We like.

Published: Friday 16th November 2018

From Ruth White to Aphex Twin: our guide to the best electronic music

Tape tinkerers, Moog botherers, oddball visionaries, dancefloor heroes...

Published: Tuesday 16th October 2018

From Coil to Muslimgauze: our guide to the best experimental music

No, there's nothing wrong with the stereo. It's meant to sound like that.

Published: Thursday 27th September 2018

From Ennio Morricone to John Carpenter: our guide to the Best Soundtrack Composers

Two notes is all it took John Williams to make the world even more scared of sharks.

Published: Wednesday 26th September 2018

From Fargo to Bob’s Burgers: our guide to the Best TV Soundtracks

Binge-watching telly used to be for losers. Now it's for winners.

Published: Tuesday 25th September 2018

From Doom to Minecraft: our guide to the Best Video Game Soundtracks

You've worn out your thumbs, now it's time to wear out your ears.

Published: Monday 24th September 2018

From Big Black to Radiohead: our guide to the best Indie Rock

For all those who still miss Melody Maker...

Published: Thursday 20th September 2018

From Orange Juice to Broadcast: our guide to the best Indie Pop

Cardigan washed? Fringe looking good? Guitars set to jangle? Let's go!

Published: Thursday 13th September 2018

Studio Ghibli soundtracks

A collective cheer went round the office when we heard that Tokuma were reissuing Joe Hisaishi's soundtracks for Studio Ghibli on vinyl for the first time...

Published: Wednesday 12th September 2018

From Can to Hookworms: our guide to the best Psychedelic Rock

Load up the bong. Sit back. Relax.

Published: Wednesday 5th September 2018

From Talk Talk to Swans: our guide to the best Post-Rock

Post-rock is dead. Long live post-rock.

Published: Wednesday 5th September 2018

From Psycho to Reservoir Dogs: Decade-Defining Soundtracks

An in-depth look at the film soundtracks that have helped to define their times, from John Barry to Cliff Martinez.

Published: Sunday 2nd September 2018

From Jaws to Star Wars: Genre-Defining Soundtracks

An in-depth look at the film soundtracks that have helped to define their genres, from Hitchcock to Tarantino.

Published: Sunday 2nd September 2018

From Neil Young to Ryley Walker: our guide to the best singer-songwriters

Tortured poets, hippies, folkies, truth-tellers, all-round sensitive souls...we may scoff sometimes, but the world wouldn't be the same without them.

Published: Saturday 1st September 2018

From Black Sabbath to Pig Destroyer: our guide to essential Metal

It’s nearly impossible to sum up a genre with more sub-genres than there are problems with Lars Ulrich, so we’re gonna lay down the bare essentials and hope you agree with us. Or you can call us names, if you want.

Published: Friday 31st August 2018

Norman Records Vinyl Album Challenge

Test your knowledge of some of the best albums from the 60s onwards with our cryptic image quiz. Do you have what it takes to identify all 30?

Published: Wednesday 29th August 2018

Mid-Year Review 2018

Our favourite things this year so far.

Published: Sunday 1st July 2018

Record Store Day 2018

Check the site at 8am on Saturday 28th April to see what RSD2018 stock we've managed to get hold of.

Published: Monday 19th February 2018

Albums of the Year 2017

Published: Friday 1st December 2017

Mid-Year Review 2017

Our favourite things this year so far.

Published: Saturday 1st July 2017

Albums of the Year 2016

Published: Thursday 1st December 2016

Mid-Year Review 2016

Our favourite things this year so far.

Published: Friday 1st July 2016

Albums of the Year 2015

Published: Tuesday 1st December 2015

Label Watch: Constellation

Constellation Records has released some of contemporary music’s most recognisable experimental works...we had a quick catch-up.

Published: Tuesday 13th October 2015

Mid-Year Review 2015

Our favourite things this year so far.

Published: Wednesday 1st July 2015

Label Watch: Hibernate

We have a quick word with Jonathan Lees, who runs the ever-excellent Hibernate label.

Published: Tuesday 19th May 2015

Albums of the Year 2014

Published: Monday 1st December 2014

Sleaford Mods - interview

Interview with the UK's narkiest band, Sleaford Mods.

Published: Wednesday 26th November 2014

Warm Widow - interview

Interview with Manchester's noisy, brilliant Warm Widow.

Published: Tuesday 14th October 2014

Spool and Rewind: The Joy of Cassette Tapes

Like many others, Clinton's reaction to the announcement last year of 'Cassette Store Day' was of the "What are they going to do next, 8-Track Day?" kind. But he's come to love tapes again.

Published: Sunday 14th September 2014

Interview with Emotional Response's Stewart Anderson

Ex-Boyracer and general all-round top chap Stewart Anderson puts out choice 7"s on his Emotional Response label. Despite being one the busiest people in the world he took the time out to tell us where he's been and what's he got up his sleeve for us...

Published: Thursday 14th August 2014

Mid-Year Review 2014

Take a look at what we reckon have been the best new records (and reissues!) of 2014...so far.

Published: Tuesday 1st July 2014

Albums of the Year 2013

Published: Sunday 1st December 2013

Mid-Year Review 2013

Take a look at what we reckon have been the best new records of 2013...so far.

Published: Monday 1st July 2013

Albums of the Year 2012

Published: Saturday 1st December 2012