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Album Reviews

Ryan Adams Easy Tiger
American Music Club The Golden Age
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
Bjork Volta
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy The Letting Go 
John Cale Circus Live
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
The Clash Live at Shea Stadium
CocoRosie The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn 
Bill Coleman I’ll Tear My Own Walls Down
Elvis Costello and The Attractions All This Useless Beauty
Creedence Clearwater Revival Best Of
Baby Dee Safe Inside the Day
Bob Dylan Tell Tale Signs
Steve Earle Copperhead Road
Steve Earle Washington Square Serenade
The Flaws Achieving Vagueness
Richmond Fontaine Thirteen Cities
Richmond Fontaine $87 and a guilty conscience that gets worse the longer I go
Robert Forster The Evangelist
Grinderman Grinderman
Ham Sandwich  Carry the Meek
The Handsome Family The Last Days Of Wonder
P J Harvey White Chalk
Richard Hawley Lady’s Bridge
The Hold Steady Boys and Girls in America
The Hold Steady Stay Positive
Iggy and the Stooges The Weirdness
Interpol Our Love To Admire
Scarlett Johansson Anywhere I Lay My Head
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures,
Closer, Still
Damien Jurado And Now That I'm In Your Shadow 
Led Zeppelin Mothership: The Very Best of Led Zeppelin
Low Drums and Guns
The Magnetic Fields Distortion
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Real Emotional Trash
M.I.A Kala
Thurston Moore Trees Outside The Academy
Mudhoney Superfuzz Bigmuff, The Lucky Ones
Mus La Vida
Randy Newman Harps and Angels
Nirvana From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah
Camille O’Sullivan La Fille Du Cirque 
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Raising Sand
R.E.M. New Adventures In Hi Fi
R.E.M. Accelerate
The Shins Wincing The Night Away
Sigur Ros Hvarf/Heim (CD) and Heima (DVD)
Elliott Smith New Moon
Patti Smith Gone Again
Patti Smith Twelve
Richard Swift Dressed Up For The Let Down
Spiritualized Songs in A&E
Bruce Springsteen Magic
Stagger Lee Bad Shoes
The Triffids In the Pines and
U2 Pop
Various Artists I’m Not There (Soundtrack)
Wilco Sky Blue Sky
The White Stripes Icky Thump
Lucinda Williams West
Amy Winehouse Back to Black
Robert Wyatt Comicopera
Neil Young Chrome Dreams II

Live Reviews

Elvis Costello At The National Stadium
July 1996

Iggy Pop at The Mean Fiddler
September 1996


A Certain Ratio

Alabama 3

John Cale

The Hold Steady

Joan As Police Woman

Richard Swift

Julien Temple on his biopic, Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten


Bringing It All Back Here – Preview of Bob Dylan, The Flaming Lips and The Violent Femmes at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny, June 2006

Came So Far For Beauty - Preview of Leonard Cohen Tribute Concert at The Point Depot, Dublin, October 2006

Tradition, Continuity and Innovation in Popular American Protest Song

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