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Slowdive
Souvlaki

A much needed reissue of Slowdive’s second album, Souvlaki from 1993. Hailed as their best album, it doesn’t take long to see why; the classics are on here and they’re ready to make your eyes glaze over, your shoulders slump and your whole body just sink under the bed covers as their blissed, r...view item »

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Safe As Milk

50th anniversary edition of this classic debut from the Captain and his merry travellers. Though the title could be seen as tongue in cheek, this is the group at their most accessible with their blues-influenced work only just fraying at the edges. We're still a long way from Trout Mask Replica but this is a brilliant work and has been ...view item »

The Modern Lovers
The Modern Lovers

If you are looking for the missing link in between the Velvet Underground and the Ramones, buy this record. There were a few essential bands from this time period - the NY Dolls, the Dictators and ...view item »

Tindersticks
Tindersticks (2nd album)

Tindersticks reached new dramatic heights with their eponymous second studio album. Thematically, it covers the same profoundly dark territory as their debut album, the key difference being that their previous minimalist, guitar ridden aesthetic is surpassed by more outspoken deliveries backed by boastful, soaring arrangements. Tindersticks II i...view item »

Mew
And The Glass Handed Kites

The Danish band who straddle arena rock and indie pop once released this really great record called 'And The Glass Handed Kites', and it was dreamy: it veered towards the prog side of alt rock but swung mostly with its heart, and now it's being reissued for RSD to remind us of the past power of Mew. ...view item »

West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Part One

West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band formed with very clear goals in mind (just look at that utilitarian descriptive name), and they achieved them, even if they did not achieve fame. Lovely psychedelic music with Pacific breezes and vintage '60s flare. 'Part One' was originally released back in 1967 on Reprise Records and now co...view item »

Son House
Father Of Folk Blues

Reissue of the album that introduced Son House to the 1960s. Born in Mississippi in 1902, Son House was one of the most influential blues musicians of the era, in particular the intensity of emotion in both his singing and guitar playing. You may recognise his most famous track 'Death Letter' as The White ...view item »

Tindersticks
Curtains (Expanded Edition)

Curtains was the third album by cinematic British group Tindersticks. As part of a re-issue campaign of all their albums this one has been given the 2LP treatment with the 15 original album cuts joined by 9 further bonus tracks including “A Marriage Made In Heaven” (a duet with Isabella Rossellini).&nbs...view item »

Volker Bertelmann (Hauschka)
Adrift (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Something a bit less playful than usual from Volker Bertelmann, who is better known as Hauschka. For Adrift, a film in which two sailors must survive the aftermath of a storm, Bertelmann has produced a patient and emotive soundtrack, one that tracks the desperation and hope necess...view item »

Various
The Man With The Iron Fists

As one might expect from a film co-written and directed by RZA, The Man With The Iron Fists comes with a pretty mighty soundtrack. RZA produces many of the beats here - the...view item »

Misfits
Famous Monsters

Misfits had been around for over two decades by the time their fifth LP Famous Monsters came out, but despite their age the east coast crew still knew how to write a slamming tune better than many of their imitators. They display that ability time and again here. Michale Graves, on vocal duties for the ...view item »

Various
Daughters of Darkness

Soundtrack to the cult Belgian horror film Daughters of Darkness. According to film critic Geoffrey O'Brien it's one of the classier lesbian vampire films, which is no doubt why Lil Wayne sampled its soundtrack on 'Outstanding'. The album itself is some of François De Roubaix...view item »

The Coral
Magic & Medicine

And finally The Coral album  (Magic & Medicine) has just arrived. Only heard the 1st few tracks but it sounds ace. There's not many bands which are hyped which I like. Usually I can't understand what the fuss is about. They write such top tunes. Not really heard enough of it to write much about it yet but it ...view item »

Clint Mansell
Black Swan - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Clint Mansell’s soundtrack to the 2010 Darren Aronofsky film Black Swan is a remarkable thing, taking key elements of Tchaikovsky’s original Swan Lake and recontextualising them, just as the film does. Familiar themes rise and fall, surrounded by more modern orchest...view item »

The Velvet Underground
Collected

Greatest hits comps of legendary and well-documented bands are rarely inspiring, but this double LP Velvets collection makes for a decent overview of their work. As well as the obvious highlights like Heroin and Venus in Furs, generous samplings of the first three albums include longer experimenta...view item »

Spectrum
Highs, Lows, and Heavenly Blows

That title is just … wow. Ok. Highs, Lows And Heavenly Blows (hi mum) originally dropped in 1994 and now gets a reissue via Medical Records (Pram, Martin Jenkins). The main protagonist in Spectrum is ex-Spacemen 3 member Sonic Boom...view item »

Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook
The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 3

This is the third collection of tracks from Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook entitled, you guessed it, The Dark Side of the Moog (Vol. 3). This one also brings about the composers differing electronic sounds and throws them together to create electronic master pieces. Available on double vinyl LP with an insert, and released on Music on Vinyl.&nbs...view item »

Guru
Jazzmatazz

2018 marks a quarter-century since the drop of Guru’s groundbreaking Jazzmatazz, Volume 1. With the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Ghostface Killah making great records with a live jazz group in recent years, this re-pressing of the late Gang Starr MC’s 1993 ma...view item »

Bomb The Bass
Into The Dragon

The current rave revivalism of acts like Etch, Dream Cycle and Special Request jacks just as much steez from records like Bomb The B...view item »

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
B.R.M.C.

The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is one of the few gems that gives insight into the monochrome world of black leather and chain smoking romanticism. Born out of the prismatic state of California, the band have been branded many genre titles including neo-psychedelia, garage punk, folk revival, and shoe-gaze. "B.R.M.C." is perhaps fans most favour...view item »

The Paragons
On The Beach

The Paragons’ 1967 LP On The Beach really isn’t very much like the similarly-named Neil Young record which followed seven years later. Where Yo...view item »

Raymond Scott
Soothing Sounds For Baby Vols 1-3

Here's something to annoy your infant with. If you let your kid listen to this he's likely to think he's on another planet. Not that he knows what this planet is all about. All us grown ups who could use a bit of infant wonder back in our heads will very much dig this music - it's great stuff. In fact, I prefer this to the some Eno discs I have ...view item »

Swervedriver
Mezcal Head

Originally released in 1993 through A & M and Creation, now Swervedriver’s second album has been reissued through Music on Vinyl on numbered copies. Mezcal Head was lauded over by the music press at the time and is still seen as one of the best shoegaze albums today. Limited edition comes with booklet....view item »

Cranes
Forever

The 1993 album by British shoegazers Cranes is now being made available again on vinyl! Forever is perhaps the best-loved of the band’s albums, with an all-round gorgeous sheen cast over the songs, some of which overwhelm with full-band power, and others of which peel things back to just piano and voice. Limited e...view item »

Adorable
Against Perfection

Adorable, a band that phased Shoegaze into Britpop, began their short but sweet full-length album career in 1993 with Against Perfection, a very smart title for a debut I’d say. This is a pretty underrated slice of the 90’s, fronted with the anguished swagger of Pete Fijalkowski’s voca...view item »

dEUS
Zea

Here's an interesting and arresting re-issue: Antwerp, Belgium's finest export dEUS with their debut EP. 'Zea' is now available for the first time since 1993 and for the first time on 10" vinyl, in a gold coloured edition no less! The original release launched just prior to their contract with big boys Island Records and their s...view item »

The Ethiopians
Woman Capture Man

Originally released in 1970, Woman Capture Man by The Ethiopians came at a time when the sound of reggae was changing to a slower, smoother groove. The band, who were among Jamaica’s most popular then, made an album of sweet songs with their harmonious vocals up front in the mix. This is the sound of a ban...view item »

Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL
Tomb Raider (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

A little less conversation, please: the Junkie who famously remixed Elvis has done a soundtrack. Not just any old soundtrack, either; Tom Holkenborg AKA Junkie XL has made the soundtrack to the (Original Motion Picture) 'Tomb Raider'. The aforementioned, Grammy-nominated one has been let off the lead to score Lara Croft...view item »

The Butterfield Blues Band
East-West

Paul Butterfield put the blues into blues harp. In the ‘60s, if you wanted harmonica-led blues music, then you listened to The Butterfield Blues Band. The US combo first made their mark in 1963, but it was their 1966 LP East-West that really caught people’s ears. The band featured guitarist M...view item »

Swervedriver
Ejector Seat Reservation

Though Oxford's second best shoegaze band Swervedriver reached big audiences with their first couple of records, their third fell somewhat under the radar in 1995. Never mind though as now it has been re-issued for you to rediscover. It's a mixture of tough shoegaze, dreamy rock music and a hint of blues that serves to prove tha...view item »

808 State
ex:el

Think back to 1991, when 808 State were at the peak of their techno powers. You had a great time losing your mind and body to these original bangers didn’t you? Now you can jog your memory again with their third album ex:el (featuring guest appearances from Bernard Sumner and Bjork...view item »

Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics
Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop

Diamond D’s 1992 debut LP gets a vinyl reissue. Known for being one of the formative records of the NYC hip-hop underground, Stunts, Blunts & Hip-Hop also features early performances by future stars of the scene. Fat Joe and Big L show up with guest verses, and there are produ...view item »

Swervedriver
Raise

Oxford shoegaze veterans Swervedriver present a tasty reissue of their 1991 debut album Raise, which was itself made up of a mixture of new songs and material from prior EPs and singles. For many Swervedriver fans this is the one baby, a heavy but catchy blast from a band still emerging. Reissued by Mus...view item »

Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook
The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 4

The Dark Side of the Moog (Vol. 4) is another compilation record from two great electronic composers: Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook. Apart from looking rather cool on the record sleeve, the music is pretty damn cool, too. Available on a double vinyl LP with an insert, and released on Music on Vinyl.  ...view item »

Kingstonians
Sufferer

The first reissue since 1991 of the only full length by The Kingstonians originally released on Trojan in 1970. Long out of print, highly sought, Sufferer was a defining record in the boss reggae sound and the title track was a huge hit with the skinheads becoming a bestseller. Heavyweight and coloured limited edition o...view item »

Ramin Djawadi
Game of Thrones - Music from the HBO Series: Season 5 (Coloured Tour Edition)

The original soundtrack to season 5 of everyone’s favourite fantasy-flick, Game of Thrones. Here with have the atmospheric and captivating compositions of Ramin Djawadi, including the iconic main title theme. Spread over two vinyl LPs, the score spans an array of emotion and has something for fans and non-...view item »

Jessica Curry
Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture (Original Soundtrack)

Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture is a PS4 game of advanced non-linear design. Given that the game’s story has the heavy and emotionally resonant setting of post-apocalyptic world, it is appropriate that Jessica Curry’s original soundtrack is a somberly beautiful set pieces for orchestra, choir and sopra...view item »

Tindersticks
Simple Pleasure (Expanded Edition)

Simple Pleasures is the fourth album by Tindersticks, and a great example of the band’s mid-90’s songcraft. In fact, Simple Pleasures marks the beginning of a movement towards lighter songs, with more soul and gospel in them. This reissue adds twelve bonus tracks, including a remix by Adrian...view item »

Built To Spill
Keep It Like A Secret

Ah, gotta love a bit of Built To Spill. This classic album, first released in 1997 saw the band experiment with a bigger, cleaner, and tighter sounds - courtesy of the luxuries of a well-stocked Warners studio no doubt. Anyway, this is the album that put Bult To Spill on the map. A map that should come in handy as they crank up the tour ...view item »

Paul Giovanni
The Wicker Man

Pretty much what it boils down to is that if you like the music from the film, you'll like this soundtrack. I can't imagine anyone else but a fan of the film wanting to hear or buy this. The sound quality is top notch and the songs are grand, (though most folks tend to think they're just silly as hell) yet you definitely have to be in the mood f...view item »

Melvins
Stoner Witch

1994's 'Stoner Witch' was the Melvins second release on major label Atlantic, who dropped the band in 1997 and banned the group from releasing their follow-up 'Prick' under their own name when they took it to Amphetamine Reptile Records due to it being a bit experimental. 'Stoner Witch' remains a firm fan favourite - a Melvins classic from the M...view item »

Melvins
Stag

A welcome vinyl reissue of 1996's Stag; Melvins' 8th studio album and the last to be released on a major label (they were dropped by Atlantic the following year). American trio / sometimes four-piece Melvins were named after a supermarket supervisor that a band member worked under, and despised. Get yourself hooked up with this double gatef...view item »

Hans Zimmer
Interstellar Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

According to composer Hans Zimmer, the only information he was given before having to come up with the basic idea, in one day, for the score for ‘Interstellar’, was an envelope from director Christopher Nolan with a note saying “Once we become parents, we can’t help but look at ourselves through the eyes of our children.&...view item »

Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook
The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 1

The legendary Klaus Schulze and his similarly synth-toting pal Pete Namlook loved their Pink Floyd, like any good psychedelic travellers would, and they carried this inspiration over to their Dark Side Of The Moog series. These ain’t covers though: the material here on Volume ...view item »

Madlib / Various
Untinted: Sources For Madlib's Shades Of Blue

Everyone dug Madlib’s classic rummage through the legendary Blue Note jazz archives from 2003, the smoky-cool Shades Of Blue, in which our hero made sweet funky hip-hop groove instrumentals out of the jazz samples. Now you can cut straight to the source of the samples, without doing any crate-digging of your own. ...view item »

Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook
The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 2

The legendary Klaus Schulze and his similarly synth-toting pal Pete Namlook loved their Pink Floyd, like any good psychedelic travellers would, and they carried this inspiration over to their Dark Side Of The Moog series, of which this is Volume Two. Subtitled A Saucerful o...view item »

James Horner
Avatar (Music From The Motion Picture)

Composer James Horner has the created the soundtracks to many iconic films, including Braveheart, Apocalypto, Aliens and Titanic. Returning to work with James Cameron for his epic-in-so-many-ways-record-breaking-sales-hit Avatar. Availa...view item »

Screaming Trees
Sweet Oblivion

"Sweet Oblivion" was the second of three major label albums for Screaming Trees. It was released at the height of the grunge boom in 1992. The first single from the album, and arguably the band's best song, "Nearly Lost You" was featured on the soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe film "Singles" which celebrated the Seattle music scene. "Swee...view item »

The Residents
Diskomo / Goosebump EP (Expanded)

As is now traditional for The Residents, here is an old EP in significantly expanded format, reissued for Record Store Day. 1980’s Diskomo Goosebump EP (Expanded) contains all the original tracks (many of which were played on toy instruments) as well as three extra bonus tracks dating from 1992 and 2000. ...view item »

Raymond Scott / Various
The Portofino Variations

Raymond Scott’s piece Portofino, a tuneful slice of early electronic experimentation, was first composed in 1962. This release features a few of Scott’s original versions, along with a brace of twenty artists old and new, each making their own interpretations of the lovely piece in endlessly...view item »

Queens Of The Stone Age
Lullabies To Paralyze

How do you follow one of the greatest rock albums of recent times? It’s a difficult one but it’s a quandary Queens Of The Stone Age were faced with after their monumental classic “Songs For The Deaf”. I think they went about it the right way with “Lullabies To Paralyze” though, took it in a different direction...view item »

Daniel Pemberton / Various
Man From U.N.C.L.E (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

A new version of the popular 1960’s TV show, Guy Ritchie tackles The Man From U.N.C.L.E for the big screen. Containing the likes of Nina Simone’s Take Care Of Business nestling amongst Daniel Pemberton’s lounge jazz musings, it’s a wide-ranging collection of sounds for fans of the film. Out on li...view item »

Slowdive
Blue Day

Here is the classic latter day Record Store Day item. A vinyl edition of Slowdive's 1992 compilation 'Blue Day'. At least its not ludicrously limited, 2000 of you have the chance of owning or re-owning these selected tracks taken from their first three EP's. Considered a joke in their lifetime, Slowdive are now one of the most revered bands on t...view item »

Ramin Djawadi
Game of Thrones - Music from the HBO Series: Season 6 (Coloured Tour Edition)

Game of Thrones: the show where people get hit with swords and everyone shrugs. Season six saw the grand plot twist of a person dying but then undying, and also some other stuff happened -- presumably while it snowed. This time around, composer Ramin Djawadi went properly next level on the score, offering some stu...view item »

Dave Grusin
3 Days Of The Condor (Original Soundtrack Recording)

Sydney Pollack’s 1975 thriller Three Days Of The Condor, a tale of murder, espionage and intrigue, comes with a very fine soundtrack by Dave Grusin, a jazz pianist. As well as plenty of jazz flavours, the soundtrack suite dabbles in exactly the kind of soul and funk you want in a spy film. Now ava...view item »

James Horner
Titanic (Music From The Motion Picture)

It's Leo Season, baby! Automatically a good movie because it has De Caprio in it, Titanic is otherwise everything you'd expect a James Cameron movie to be: laborious, self-indulgent and remarkably watchable. As the ship sinks on Kate Winslet and her heart, score-for-hire musician James Horner does hi...view item »

James Newton Howard
Red Sparrow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Red Sparrow fans, get involved in this, the full original soundtrack to Russian ballet / spy thriller, composed by veteran soundtrack composer James Newton Howard. Our man really draws on the thematic context to the film, including through the use of the likes of Tchaikovsky for inspiration. Double LP release, on red vi...view item »

Philip Glass
Jane (Original Motion Picture Soundtracks)

The minimalist pioneer’s score for Brett Morgen’s documentary about chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall. The hour-long soundtrack features music that runs the gamut from full-on orchestral bombast to understated piano pieces coloured with subtle use of strings. Those &n...view item »

Catherine Wheel
Ferment

Coming in at a solid no 23 in Pitchfork's Top Shoegaze albums, Music on Vinyl have had the good sense to issue Catherine Wheel's now classic 'Ferment' on vinyl. It contains several despatches of noisy shoegaze which is clear cut and rocky rather than woozy. Perhaps closer to Ride than anything else the band...view item »

Mr Bungle
Disco Volante

Disco Volante is the second studio album by American experimental Rock band Mr. Bungle. Released in 1995, it is considered by many to be the most experimental of all their albums, picking up inspiration from a wide variety of musical styles including Death Metal, Techno, ‘50s space age Pop, musique concrète and Italian avant-garde....view item »

Ramin Djawadi
Game of Thrones - Music from the HBO Series: Season 4 (Coloured Tour Edition)

Have you ever heard of that bloodthirsty fantasy TV show called 'Game Of Thrones', based on that set of tomes (also known as books) called 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George R. R. Martin? If you have, then you have probably also been freaked out/unsettled/made to feel less-than-whole by its soundtrack, which is scored by the ever creepy mood-set...view item »

Johann Johannsson
The Theory of Everything

The modestly titled Theory Of Everything is the latest astrophysical blockbuster about the life and times of renowned scientist Stephen Hawking. Chronicling his life in both the personal and professional sphere, it needs one of those minimal but ultimately touching soundtracks, and composer Jóhann J&oa...view item »

Yellow Magic Orchestra
YMO USA & Yellow Magic Orchestra

The legendary Yellow Magic Orchestra’s classic debut album is available on vinyl again! A major synth-pop progenitor here: influential enough to be up there with Kraftwerk. Includes the well known single ‘Firecracker’. A significant (and very fun!) record, reissued on clear vinyl in an edition ...view item »

Demon Fuzz
Afreaka!

A crucial fact stated about Demon Fuzz is that they all immigrated to Britain from old Commonwealth nations. This shows in their blend of funky/psych-rock/jazz fusion record, and only record, Afreka!...view item »

Hans Zimmer
Dunkirk (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

This score is probably closest to the incidental music from one of the Nolan Batman films. It's tense and dramatic without necessarily building to a conclusion. The elegiac finale is instead someone's fantasy on Elgar's "Nimrod" from the Enigma Variations, which is after all one of the most perfectly glorious, English orchestral works of that pl...view item »

The Art of Noise
In Visible Silence

This is the first Art of Noise record that didn't feature producer Trevor Horn and motormouth Paul Morley yet it did still feature a top ten hit in 'Peter Gunn'. Though the sound was perhaps watered down from the adventurous early recordings, the album still showed enough invention to maintain Art of Noise as being one of the 80...view item »

Modest Mouse
The Moon & Antarctica

The third full length album by the popular American group was their first for a major label. Here it is repressed on lovely vinyl.  ...view item »

The Walker Brothers
Nite Flights

My introduction to Scott Walker was a quite recent TV showing of Scott Walker: 30th Century Man documentary. I got to see the documentary two times, and both showings got me deeper and deeper into the world of Walker. I've been an electronic dance music DJ for over two decades, concentrating mainly in techno, I...view item »

Jeff Russo
Fargo - Original Soundtrack: Season 3

Soundtrack to the third instalment of the Fargo TV series, which takes it roots from the Coen brothers’s film. Composed by Jeff Russo, who is also a member of American rock band Tonic and acoustic band Low Stars. Mirroring the pitch black comedy crime style of the show it shifts f...view item »

Mr Bungle
California

If you're a Patton fan, I don't have to explain much about his projects and Bungle. You already know how good this is, and own it as well. If you're new to Mr. Bungle, this is a great place to start. Mr. Bungle's interpretation of The Golden State is at once familiar and shockingly new. This soulful, dangerous album's finest moments often connot...view item »

Slowdive
Just For A Day

Slowdive have their debut reissued on wax by Music On Vinyl. When Creation released this in 1991 a sticker on the front read "like a mind altering substance, without the risk". Compare it to Souvlaki and Pygmalion and decide on your favourite. Lets this 180 gram...view item »

Comus
First Utterance

Hark friend, do you hear? It's the LEGENDARY SHIT alarm ringing in your ear. An official 180g reissue, from the original master tapes no less, of one of the most insane (and influential) experimental folk records of all time, one that really, truly earns the retrospective 'freak folk' tag more than almost any of the comparatively tame and conven...view item »

Various
Duke Reid Rock's Steady

Music On Vinyl take a look at Trojan’s back catalogue and pick a couple of releases for reissue. Duke Reid Rock's Steady compiles many great reggae and rocksteady artists, including tracks from Phyllis Dillon, Alton Ellis, Three Tops, The Techniques, and T...view item »

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
Lawless

This new soundtrack (from the film that Nick Cave co-wrote the screenplay for) has Producer Hal Willner's "signature" all over it. Anyone who knows Willer's other projects know he uses diverse musicians and often repeats songs with different arrangements. That's the case here with the new Nick Cave/ Warren Ellis song "Fire in The Blood" performe...view item »

Errol Brown & The Revolutionaries
Dubb Everlasting

Though the cover might read Dubb Everlasting, Errol Brown’s 1975 LP is officially known as Everlasting Dub. With the ‘Riddim Twins’ Sly & Robbie providing the rocksteady grooves, Brown spins out these melodic and busy dubs with style and aplomb. The album originally had a ...view item »

Various
XXX Music From Thinking XXX (Original Soundtrack)

As a sexually-charged compilation of some of the most erotic modern tracks in existence, this is the perfect fuel to the night of your dreams. Artists such as Goldfrapp and Peaches provide their very own pornstar companions - resulting in wonderful selection, catered for steaming nights of intense pleasure. ...view item »

Various
Lost Highway

Soundtrack to David Lynch’s 1997 outer-body nightmare Lost Highway. Produced and compiled by Trent Reznor, features tracks from David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, The Smashing Pumpkins, and original material from long t...view item »

Various
Call Me By Your Name

Immensely popular soundtrack from the critically acclaimed 2017 coming-of-age drama directed by Luca Guadagnino. Features John Adams, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Loredana Bertè, Bandolero, Frank Glazer, Alessio Bax, Giorgio Moroder & Joe Esposito, André Laplante, Sufjan Stevens, F.R. David, Marco Armani, Franco Battiato, The Psychedelic ...view item »

808 State
Gorgeous

No, this isn't on par with the greatest 808 works, but there are still complex, creative beats and soaring synths on this album. I would love to hear this stuff performed at a club. Tracks like "Plan 9" and "Nimbus" are brilliant displays of technical skill with soul. There's also an organic grind to many of the songs that, chronologically speak...view item »

MGMT
Congratulations

Lauded as the true heirs to Flaming Lips' majestic widescreen psychedelic pop throne (I'd like to see what that physically manifested itself as, can someone do me a drawing?), these guys put me off by dressing like berks and having some woeful R1 DJ voicing adverts for their last "opus" late at night whilst I was trying to watch something...view item »

Madlib
Shades Of Blue

Shades of Blue is an incredible sampling of Blue Note, and holds many excellent tracks. In some places, the track doesn't do justice to the artist (and indeed some deserving artists like Quincy Jones and John Coltrane aren't even recognized, though they should be), but when limited to only one 80 minute album, Madlib does a brilliant job coverin...view item »

The Ting Tings
We Started Nothing

Wow, I see we are getting reissues of The Ting Tings debut album now… Crazy days. So it has been a decade since We Started Nothing first hit our airwaves, with all i...view item »

Sly & The Family Stone
There's A Riot Goin' On

A stone-cold classic brought back to vinyl LP by Music on Vinyl. What more can be said about Sly & The Family Stone’s groovy, incendiary and unique There’s a Riot Goin’ On? This is deep and inventive funk full of the tightest playing imaginable and soulful, politicised voca...view item »

Raymond Scott
Manhattan Research Inc.

Weird electronic music from Raymond Scott. This unique Triple LP has a futuristic feel to it. In other words it presents a bold view into the future from the time these sounds were recorded: the 50's and 60's. This collection of spoofs consists of previously unreleased material from Raymond Scott. They were made with electronic musical instrumen...view item »

Rico & The Rudies
Blow Your Horn

Unavailable on any format since its original 1969 release, Rico & The Rudies' Blow Your Horn is back on Trojan and in full, flaming colour (who doesn’t love orange vinyl?). This is a stellar record, Rico Rodriguez’s soulful West Indian trombone jiving playfully with The Rudies’ London-spiked roots reggae. R...view item »

Outkast
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

This album is amazing for a debut and also is impressive considering the fact that Andre and Big Boi were practically teenagers when they made it. It's a lot grittier than the Outkast albums to follow it; the lyrics are basically the duo talking about how they grew up, what street life is like, and what they learned. The beats are very funky wit...view item »

The Veils
The Runaway Found

The Veils new album called The Runaway Found on Rough Trade  - this sounds a lot  like 80's indie pop bands such as Close Lobsters and The Go Betweens. This is excellent and harks back to a time where guitars chimed and singers crooned....view item »

Slowdive
Pygmalion

Souvlaki was a high point of shoegaze, Pygmailion took the sound several stages further at the time, this leap forward was too much for most fans at the time to apreciate, but like all great albums show how far ahead of the game slowdive were at that time the songs have beautiful minimalism and have great use of sonics used, with the pauses with...view item »

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