Aretha and Otis solded (soulded?) together on one double-CD set. Weird.
The new album by The Darkness really sucks.
The great lost Captain Beefheart album finally gets exhumed. So… is it any good?
Has Icelandic group Sigur Ros really lost its mojo? Gary Steel, after prolonged exposure to their new album, reckons not.
Aussie group are just on the right side of the wrong influences.
The great lost Dylan-inspired Rodriguez got a film and now a compilation/soundtrack. But is his belated discovery and rehabilitation really warranted?
T. Rex reissue is a beautiful box, but the music is very much of its time.
Gary Steel looks at all those great albums that never did get remastered, and wonders why the hell not?
New hits compilations and remasters announced for Beach Boys catalogue.
Underrated Warp artist Clark turns out another killer, this time with an emotional centre
St Germain’s jazzy house hasn’t improved in 12 years, and remastering scarcely helps.