Album Reviews

Queen - Queen (Island Records)

Queen - Queen (Island Records)

With the 40th anniversary of Queen's foundation falling in 2011, and their new label, Island Records, choosing to re-release the band's first five studio albums as a result, DMG takes a look back at a rather forgotten debut record from '73.

Julia Stone - The Memory Machine

Julia Stone - The Memory Machine

Lovelorn tales from one half of the famous brother-sister duo, this debut proves solo records are rarely greater than the sum of the group's parts.

The Vaselines - Sex With An X (Sub Pop)

The Vaselines - Sex With An X (Sub Pop)

Twenty years may seem like a long time between drinks, but for the fans that enjoy this group every bit as much as Kurt Cobain did, they'll believe it was all worth the wait.

LA Guns - Covered In Guns (Deadline)

LA Guns - Covered In Guns (Deadline)

LA Guns are back, although you might question which one has returned, and why the need for another cover album. An interesting project that shouldn't be avoided, and yet, still seems rather pointless.

KT Tunstall - Tiger Suit (Virgin)

KT Tunstall - Tiger Suit (Virgin)

It's make or break time for the Scottish girl next door. Does KT Tunstall have what it takes to bring acoustic blues back to the mainstream?

Feeder - Renegades (Big Teeth)

Feeder - Renegades (Big Teeth)

Feeder - or is it Renegades? - return with this unusual, and possibly self titled, heavier effort. The playfullness is gone and a return to the roots has found this band have more kick left then most taught.

John and Edward - Planet Jedward (Universal Music)

John and Edward - Planet Jedward (Universal Music)

John and Edward should be congratulated - most Metal artists spend their entire career trying to create an album with the right ingredients of fear, horror and inescapable doom - Jedward have achieved it in one Pop album!

White Belt Yellow Tag - Methods (Distiller)

White Belt Yellow Tag - Methods (Distiller)

White Belt Yellow Tag's debut isn't going to set the world on fire, neither is it a failure. It sits somewhere happily in the middle with guitar drenched anthemic ambitions waiting to be fully realised.

She and Him-Volume Two (Double Six)

She and Him-Volume Two (Double Six)

The beguilingly tender voice of Zooey Deschanel drives an album of wistful narratives set against arresting instrumentation. Folk in its simplest sense: uncomplicated yet completely heart-rending.

Elliott Smith - Roman Candle (Domino)

Elliott Smith - Roman Candle (Domino)

Seven years after his tragic death, Elliott Smith's solo debut is reissued. Roman Candle may have had its rougher edges smoothed down with some remastering, but are the emotional fireworks still present?