What Went Down (Warner Music)
There must be something in the water in Oxford that ...
Rock: Muse, Drones (Warner)
Reviewed this week: Delorentos, Ben Howard, Jamie Cullum, Thurston Moore, The 2 Bears, Ólöf Arnalds, Lucinda Williams.
Debilitating ear diseases, emulating the Smiths, trying to solve a murder in his hometown: it's all in a year's work for Ryan Adams, writes John Walshe.
U2: Songs Of Innocence (Island)
Royal Blood: Royal Blood (Warner Brothers)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Hypnotic Eye (Warner)
La Roux: Trouble In Paradise (Polydor)
Reviewed this week: Young The Giant. Jenny Lewis. Begin Again OST. The Secret Sisters. Various Artists. 5 Seconds of Summer.
Reviewed this week: Nightmares On Wax. Sleep Thieves. Strand of Oaks. Old Crow Medicine Show. Remember Remember. The Antlers.
Chrissie Hynde: Stockholm (Caroline)
Jack White: Lazaretto (Third Man/XL)
Reviewed this week: Echo & the Bunnymen. Tiësto. Fatboy Slim Presents Bem Brasil. Glass Animals. DJ Sprinkles. Roddy Frame.
John Walshe talks to Mark Austin of The Minutes.
Reviewed this week: Beautiful Desolation. Meet The Vamps. The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett. Tribal. Do To The Beast. Hendra.