REVEREND & THE MAKERS / THE DEATH OF A KING

It’s Friday, so not only is it the end of the working week but it’s the day of the week where new music is released in droves, and amongst the crop of veritable album releases this week features the brand new album by indie gods, Reverend & The Makers. The latest album ‘The Death Of A…

KASABIAN / FOR CRYING OUT LOUD

So after a full and busy weekend, it’s finally time to get down to business and report back on what may end up being one of 2017’s biggest album releases, and that comes in the form of the returning indie giants Kasabian and their sixth studio album ‘For Crying Out Loud’. The Leicestershire lads are…

MAXIMO PARK / RISK TO EXIST

We’ve been counting down the weeks towards this release and now after a full weekend to revel in it and get to know it, it’s finally time to take a good hard look at the latest and sixth studio album by Newcastles indie/alt rock gods Maximo Park. The release of ‘Risk To Exist’ won’t be brand…

KINGS OF LEON / BECAUSE OF THE TIMES

Imagine after two previous albums of rip-roaring, blues inspired rock n roll, without an almost unintelligible vocal accompaniment and content surrounding sex, drugs and debauchery… and then when you throw on their brand new, third album, released on the 2nd of April 2007, you hear the gentle rumblings of the worlds favourite American alternative rock…

MAXIMO PARK / OUR EARTHLY PLEASURES

Spring is here and it’s always a hectic and crazy time. This year even more so for a multitude of reasons and Mojo20 are running at 100mph… but I’ve been waiting for the start of April so I can use our Throwback Thursday feature to look back at some of my favourite albums of all…

BLOOD RED SHOES / IN TIME TO VOICES

Man, I love doing these Throwback Thursday retro reviews, it’s always so much fun to look back at albums I didn’t or couldn’t review on release and discuss how I feel about it and pick it apart from attributes to downfalls, but man does it make me feel old and scare me constantly as it…

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM / SOUND OF SILVER

You never really need a reason to look back at some classic LCD Soundsystem and if it creates an excuse to throw some on then that’s just a bonus as well, but it’s Throwback Thursday and it’s a whole ten years since the now iconic Brooklyn outfit released their second of three albums, ‘Sound Of Silver’. Whilst…

LAURA MARLING / SEMPER FEMINA

It’s always an exciting time when one of the UK’s greatest singer songwriters returns with new music and nine years after her incredible debut album was unleashed upon us all, Laura Marling has now released her sixth studio record, ‘Semper Femina’ and it may just be her best so far. Of course this is always going…

BLOC PARTY / HYMNS

Banquet, Helicopter and So Here We Are were three of my favourite tracks of 2005. Bloc Party were also one of my favourite bands throughout that year with the release of their incredibly confident, strong and well-received debut album, Silent Alarm. 2007 would see them battle “the difficult second album” syndrome with A Weekend In The…

TAME IMPALA / CURRENTS

I know, I know, I’m sorry. The Summer has been a typical Summer and you may have noticed a distinct absence of material on Mojo20.com due to constant drinking, holidaying and various other shenanigans. But in the back of my head, throughout the past two months has been the need to feature one of the…

LAURA MARLING / SHORT MOVIE

One of the leading figures in contemporary folk music, Laura Marling has finally returned in 2015 with her fifth LP ‘Short Movie’, and it’s been a long and interesting road she’s travelled since her 2008 debut ‘Alas I Cannot Swim’. On a personal note, I’ve been a big Laura Marling fan since the release of…

Jack White / Lazaretto

It often becomes a talking point with friends in the pub or over a coffee, and it’s an interesting and valid point, but in 2014 and in this age we live in generally, there are only a handful of future icons, legends in the music world and names that will withstand the test of time…