Reviewed by Craig Mathieson In terms of status few bands top the Pixies. As John the Baptist to Nirvana's Jesus Christ, the Boston quartet ruptured rock & roll in the late 1980s, offering up a derangement of the senses...
Bernard Zuel Canada's indie darlings are not yet the lithe groove machine they wish to be but are still capable of pure celebration.
Bernard Zuel More than the fact that it leaked on iTunes just long enough for some of us to get our hands on it ahead of the January 17 release, what has sparked talk about Bruce Springsteen's 18th studio album...
Craig Mathieson These grunge era graduates have proved to be most adventurous.
Bernard Zuel How Lady Gaga became pop music's Shane Warne.
Craig Mathieson On The Marshall Mathers LP 2, the 41-year-old rap superstar repeatedly hits the heights of vitriol and hatred that have become his domain in the studio.
Bernard Zuel There is some weight and a fair bit of cultural significance behind the fourth album from Arcade Fire.
Reviewed by Craig Mathieson Pearl Jam are enjoying their third decade with a commitment free of nostalgia.
Bernard Zuel The man is one of the 1 per cent now and pretty bloody proud of it.
Craig Mathieson Kanye West's status as a divisive genius will only be exacerbated by Yeezus.c
Bernard Zuel It's easy to be cynical about the attention given to the first album in ten years, from one of the great figures of the 1970s and early 80s, David Bowie.
Bernard Zuel Under the robotic exterior beats human hearts, a subtle sense of humour and a genuis for memorable music.
Bernard Zuel Without Kraftwerk and the early '70s German music scene, there probably would have been electronica, but not as we know it.
John Shand She may be the most improbable figure in history. Joan of Arc was a peasant (albeit a mayor's daughter) who supped with royalty, a woman who had the full panoply of the martial patriarchy at her beck...
Bernard Zuel Dub-step to greasy pimp roll, TZU's new album is a sonic and intellectual treat.
Bernard Zuel Dwight Yoakam's new album sounds strange - like country done well.
Bernard Zuel The xx create a distant intimacy, writes Bernard Zuel.
Bernard Zuel "Is that it's blood and guts," sings Pink on her latest album.
Peter McCallum This recording captures a sense of the singular and the extraordinary.
Bernard Zuel Whatever else you say about Bob Dylan, he keeps producing.