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2012 albums news and reviews, looking at some of the best album releases of 2012 from the bands that really impressed.

Julia Holter, Ekstasis review

Julia Holter's Ekstasis was released towards the end of 2012 and it contains some of the year's best hidden gems, so if you managed...

The Zolas Ancient Mars review

Following on from their 2009 debut, Tic Toc Tic, The Zolas have returned with their new album, Ancient Mars, to reintroduce their blend of...

Fantasy Rainbow, Bos Taurus

Debut album from Fantasy Rainbow, Bos Taurus, is slacker indie pop to the core with shades of Stephen Malkmus. It's got notes of edge...

Crystal Castles III album review

Crystal Castles returned earlier this month with the release of the third studio album, III, ingeniously following up 2011's II. Merging electro synth pop...

James Iha, Look To The Sky review

James Iha, guitarist and founding member of Smashing Pumkins, is back with his debut solo album, Look To The Sky. Brit-pop sounds combine with...

Dredd Soundtrack review

As you'd expect from a post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, the Dredd Soundtrack is dark, brooding and atmospheric. For lovers of rock music, from noise and...

Melody’s Echo Chamber debut album out November 2012

Brit-rock guitar, psychedelic charm and French pop vocals combine for the upcoming release of Melody's Echo Chamber's debut album, Melody's Echo Chamber. It was...

Dan Deacon, America review

Dan Deacon's America is a noise rock masterpiece. With the likes of Sleigh Bells cutting the genre up over the last couple of years,...

Chris Helme, The Rookery review

Chris Helme returns to bring class back to Brit-rock with the release of his second solo album, The Rookery. Muddled brilliantly with a combination...

Alabama Shakes Boys and Girls album review

Alabama Shakes may not necessarily look like your typical music greats, but if their debut album Boys and Girls is anything to go by...

George Harrison, Early Takes album review

It's been a while since a Beatles album has been released that you can genuinely get excited about, but George Harrison's Early Takes easily...

Lissy Trullie album review

When Madeiline was released toward the end of last year, we got geared up for an impressive album to follow. However, with the release...

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