Pre-sale of the week: Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – Reunions, out 15 May

Former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit come together again for a new album, Reunions, their follow-up to 2017’s Grammy-winning The Nashville Sound. Isbell explains the album’s title thus: “There are a lot of ghosts on this album. Sometimes the songs are about the ghosts of people who aren’t around anymore, but they’re…

New releases for 19 October 2018

We kick off this week’s six of the best with the aptly titled Natural Rebel from Richard Ashcroft – I mean, will you just look at him! This ‘natural rebel’ was of course best-known as frontman of The Verve until they multi-imploded. “My strongest set of songs to date,” says Ashcroft about his latest collection,…

New releases for 16 June 2017

Our batch of recommended releases for 16 June could well be our favourite of the year so far for its depth and quality. Crack-Up represents a real change for Fleet Foxes; instead of an expansive, sunny outlook we are ‘treated’ to a collection of inward-searching songs suffused with a bleak melancholy, resulting in a jarring,…

Pre-sale of the week: Jason Isbell – The Nashville Sound, out 16 June

Pre-sale of the week is The Nashville Sound by Jason Isbell, out on 16 June. Jason Isbell, one of the great American singer-dongwriters, returns with The Nashville Sound. The album was recorded at Nashville’s legendary RCA Studio A and produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, who produced Isbell’s previous album, Something More Than Free, and…

Special pre-sale preview

As there are so few new releases out on the 14th April, we thought we would highlight some of the great new releases that have just been announced during the last couple of weeks. These are: Paul Weller – A Kind Revolution, Kasabian – For Crying Out Loud, The Charlatans – Different Days, Gorillaz –…

New releases for 17 July 2015

Release of the week is Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free, his follow-up to my favourite album of 2014, Southeastern. The week also brings a long overdue reissue of Michael Head’s The Magical World of The Strands, a stone classic, and new albums from The Chemical Brothers, Alan Jackson, Iron And Wine & Ben Bridwell,…