Eamon Sweeney

Eamon Sweeney

Albums of the Week

Albums of the Week

ALTERNATIVE POP The xx : I See You (Young Turks) Minimalist alt-pop band The xx swept to acclaim...

Albums

Albums

David Bowie; Villagers; The Kooks

Albums: Posthumous albums are tricky propositions

Albums: Posthumous albums are tricky propositions

Offerings from Kurt Cobain, Mercury Rev and Josh Ritter

This week's album reviews

This week's album reviews

[Pop]: FFS, FFS (Domino) Supergroups don’t get much more attention-grabbing and tantalising th...

On Song: Mark Gardener of Ride

On Song: Mark Gardener of Ride

Ride played their first gig since 1995 in Oxford last April. Tonight, you play Primavera, your fi...

On Song: Shaun Ryder

On Song: Shaun Ryder

You’ve got three pots on the boil at the moment: Black Grape, Happy Mondays and your solo caree...

Albums

Albums

[Pop] Brandon Flowers, The Desired Effect (Vertigo) Five years after his debut solo album, Kill...

Albums

Albums

ELECTRONICA/ALTERNATIVE: Hot Chip, Why Make Sense? (Domino)

The first Noel

The first Noel

Noel Gallagher remains every bit as opinionated as he was two decades ago, when he first became a household name of rock. Here, he holds forth on the genius of Johnny Marr, the non-genius of James Blunt, the gentrification of rock ’n’ roll – and a po

Album of the week

Album of the week

Damon Albarn Everyday Robots (Parlophone)

Impressive second act from a born storyteller

Impressive second act from a born storyteller

The Black Snow. By Paul Lynch. Quercus Books, £20.15. Reviewed by Eamon Sweeney.

Album of the week

Album of the week

''We don't just wanna make people feel good,'' Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler declared when his band released their lauded- to-the-heavens debut album Funeral back in 2004.

Arts Interview: Northern lights

Arts Interview: Northern lights

A new film about the man who brought the Undertones to the world is also a celebration of the best of Belfast, writes Eamon Sweeney.

Album of the week

Album of the week

Johnny Marr: The Messenger (Warner Bros).

Album of the Week

Album of the Week

Villagers: {Awayland} (Domino).