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Keane - Everybody's Changing

Keane - Everybody's Changing

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the second major label single release from hotly tipped outfit Keane. Are they the new indie-bedwetters...read in to see...

Various - Late Night Moods

Various - Late Night Moods

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the latest coffee-table compilation for the chic crowd...Late Night Moods

Various - Boogie Cops & Disco Pimps

Various - Boogie Cops & Disco Pimps

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed compilation Boogie Cops & Disco Cops, designed to cash in on the new wave of nostalgia hot on the heels of Starsky & Hutch.

Tahiti 80 - Extra Pieces Of Sunshine

Tahiti 80 - Extra Pieces Of Sunshine

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the mini-album Extra Pieces Of Sunshine from the French eighties-pop revivalists Tahiti 80. It's a strong eight song collection that serves as a welcome appendix to brilliant second album Wallpaper For The Soul.

The Izzys

The Izzys

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the gloriously rock and roll debut from NYC three-piece The Izzys, whose self-titled album is one of the best Rolling Stones albums never to be touched by Sir Mick & Keith. Released 17th May. Check this band out because they could become very big in the right circles!

Les Reed - Girl On A Motorcycle (OST)

Les Reed - Girl On A Motorcycle (OST)

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the fine companion piece to the cult feminist/sexual liberation road movie of the sixties...Girl On A Motorcycle. Les Reed's score has been given a respectful release by RPM records, and is a treat for any serious film music collector.

Various - Back To The Movies

Various - Back To The Movies

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed Back To The Movies, a fun compilation of nostalgic songs that memorably featured in eighties movies, with a few glaring exceptions. Released 19th April.

The Aerovons - Resurrection

The Aerovons - Resurrection

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed a true lost classic - The Aerovons' Resurrection, an album that was recorded with such an emphasis on The Beatles that it serves as essentially an extra album for all Fab Four fans who have overplayed their Beatles records to death. You won't regret giving this a listen if you love the Fab Four!

The Hellacopters - Cream Of The Crap - Volume 2

The Hellacopters - Cream Of The Crap - Volume 2

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the blistering second volume of rarities from Swedish Rock and Rollers The Hellacopters, which contains many, many gems that would be a standout on many other bands' proper albums.

Various - Now That's What I Call Music 57

Various - Now That's What I Call Music 57

Now That's What I Call Music is back...for its 57th volume, and Raphael Pour-Hashemi offers his opinion which won't damage the sales of this title by even one unit.

Raph's March 2004 Musical Overview

Raph's March 2004 Musical Overview

Once again Raphael Pour-Hashemi gives us his monthly overview of new albums, this time focusing on March.

múm - Summer Make Good

múm - Summer Make Good

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the welcome new album from Icelandic ambiant masters múm. Summer Make Good is a fine return, and continues the ground made by 2002 epic Finally We Are No One. Released April 12th.

The Doors - The Soft Parade

The Doors - The Soft Parade

Continuing the series of Doors review, Raphael Pour-Hashemi takes a revisionist look at the most slated album in the band's career - The Soft Parade, and comes to the conclusion that it isn't as bad as fans claim.

The Doors

The Doors

In a series of reviews detailing the discography of one of the most memorable, if controversial bands of the sixties, Raphael Pour-Hashemi reviews the self-titled debut from The Doors.

Main Headliners To V2004 Festival Announced

Main Headliners To V2004 Festival Announced

The main headliners to the <B>V2004 Festival</B> have been announced, which takes place in <I>Hylands Park, Chelmsford</I> and <I>Weston Park, Staffordshire</I> on the weekend of 21st and 22nd August 2004.<B>The Strokes, The Pixies, Dido, Muse, Snow Patrol, Keane</B> and many more have been confirmed. For full details, check out the <a href="http://www.virginradio.co.uk/music/vfestival2004/">Virgin Radio Website</A>.

Various - This Is Easy

Various - This Is Easy

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the fun and comprehensive retro-kitsch package of sixties' sex and cocktails that is This Is Easy. Featuring many classic chill out cuts from the decade of love that gave us Bacharach and The Beatles.

Mad Action - Just Like Fresh Air

Mad Action - Just Like Fresh Air

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the second EP in a month from Mad Action (formerly known as Ty Cobb). Just LIke Fresh Air is a decent eight track EP that has one very strong songs and seven other songs that don't match it. Still, they could be a band to watch in the future.

múm - Nightly Cares

múm - Nightly Cares

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the teaser single from Icelandic electronica outfit múm, and sees that their awaited new album Summer Make Good could take the band to higher reachers. Nightly Cares, the new single, is released 22nd March.

Winners announced for Melissa Auf Der Maur Competition!

Winners announced for Melissa Auf Der Maur Competition!

The winners have been announced for the <B>CD Times</B> competition which gave two lucky readers a promo copy of the <A href="http://www.cdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=460">Auf Der Maur</a> album, signed by <B>Melissa Auf Der Maur</B> herself!The winners are <B>Gemma Watt</B> and <B>Sue Wontroba</B>, and have been notified!

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the second album from hotly-tipped indie-pop outfit The Shins. Chutes Too Narrow is finally being released over here in the UK, and is a fun, bopping thirty-four minute album.