Stevie Nicks: Stand Back, 1981-2017 (Box set)

A bit like Michael Jackson, we can overlook our favourites’ flaws if they turn out good tunes. Nicks not only turned a blues band into Fleetwood Mac but bashed out some good tunes of her own, for which we forgive her the cocaine abuse, the brandy, the champagne and the chain-smoking that ruined her voice. […]

Elevant: There Is A Tide

This is the third album we’ve had from Elevant, a Liverpool band treading their own furrow. Their ambition to get their music out there has always been a few steps ahead of their actual level of accomplishment: the music has always been impressive but (we felt) lacked that spark that would encourage anyone but friends […]