Arctic Monkeys - AM

Sounding good. Alex Turner has an intoxicating way with words and melody, that’s for sure. A review is on its way…

Factory Floor - Factory Floor

Opinion, as predicted, is divided. Did they take too long? Is it all over before it even began, or is patience rewarded?

Arcade Fire - Reflektor

I’d love to tell you about this, but sadly for me my graphics card is not supported by this experience. I feel ashamed, and so I should. Who do I think I am trying to live life with a graphics card that is not up to the experience of watching a video. Try your luck at

Also out this week - Goldfrapp, Holy Ghost!, and Mark Knopfler. Mark Knopfler!

Too many to mention… you know I’m beginning to feel a bit Tristram Shandy about the whole idea of keeping up lists of new and future releases. Anyway, Mum, MGMT, Placebo (crikey!), and Yoko Ono have vinyl to flog in seven days time, while more excitingly in two weeks we’ll be seeing newness from Au Revoir Simone and Chvrches.