Is The Beatles’ much-celebrated 1967 album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band an overrated piece of junk?
GARY STEEL asks: Why do so many albums sound intentionally awful and artless? Part 2!
GARY STEEL asks: Why do so many albums sound intentionally awful and artless?
We need more politics in music, but not poor music with a political twist, writes GARY STEEL
Is it possible for recordings to sound as good as the musicians when they performed in the studio? RICHARD VAREY has found a record company that do just that.
DR RICHARD VAREY has been thinking about deep music listening on good equipment with other human beings in the same room!
On the momentous occasion of the release of Aldous Harding’s second album, Party, Gary Steel digs up a revealing interview from his heaving archives.
GARY STEEL digs up his 1981 review of the first and only record by the now-legendary Shoes This High.
David Elias is an acclaimed singer-songwriter. He also happens to be an audiophile and high resolution music pioneer. DR RICHARD VAREY talks to him about this rare combination.
Fancy a spot of spelunking? GARY STEEL reassesses Nick Cave.
DR RICHARD VAREY takes a deep, quizzical look at the supposed vinyl revival, retro-mania and the new glut of merchandising around Record Store Day.
ANDREW JOHNSTONE waxes lyrical about Graeme Downes (The Verlaines) and Matthew Bannister (Sneaky Feelings).