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Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts lives in West London. He has written about music, films and books for many publications and websites including Classic Rock, The Guardian, Prog, Uncut, Melody Maker, NME, Sounds, Elle, Ikon, The Daily Telegraph, Empire, London Lite, Emusic, Electronic and The Quietus site.

He was also the editor of Idle Worship (Harper Collins), a collection of writings on music by well-known individuals (Bono, Nick Hornby, Thurston Moore, Kristin Hersh etc) that was hailed in the New York Times as "the most original book about rock ‘n’ roll ever". In 2011 he edited Blondie’s Panic Of Girls magazine at the band’s request.

Often appearing on TV and radio, he’s also published books on Lou Reed, Michael Jackson, Tom Jones, Abba, Scarlett Johansson and Heath Ledger. His book on Talk Talk (in collaboration with the band’s sleeve artist James Marsh) is published in September 2012.

He has released well-received albums under the names Alphabet Saints, Catwalk (featuring guest musicians Kim Deal and Tanya Donelly) and Scalaland. His poems accompanied Ellen-Ane Eggen’s photography exhibitions in Oslo and Brussels, and short stories "Crashing" and "The Cake" appeared in L.A. publication Black Clock (edited by Steve Erickson) alongside Don De Lillo, Rick Moody and Jonathan Lethem.

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Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, John "Jellybean" Benitez, Grand Mixer D.ST, Herbie Hancock, Whodini: Electro Therapy

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 14 April 1984

CHRIS ROBERTS raps to Morgan Khan about the Streetwave sensation. ...

Keith LeBlanc: X Marks the Spot

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 14 April 1984

"You only get action as a black man if you are regarded by the white man as irresponsible." (from The Autobiography of Malcolm X) ...

Rockwell: Watching You, Watching Me

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 14 April 1984

ROCKWELL IS hiding behind the door when we finally gain access to his plush hotel suite. You've heard the song, now dig the reality — ...

Shannon: Tonight She's Yours

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 14 April 1984

SHANNON AND I share a common love. Diana Ross. "He tried pretending a dance is just a dance but..." ...

Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Whodini: Whodini: Escape from New York

Report and Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 14 April 1984

CHRIS ROBERTS UNRAVELS THE MAGIC OF WHODINI ...

Kid Creole & The Coconuts: Kid Creole: Paradise Lost

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 19 January 1985

"I'm Kid Creole, the half-breed hero. Add me up, I come to zero" ...

X-Mal Deutschland: Mal Function

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 19 January 1985

X-Mal Deutschland: the new wave of Germanic white gospel blues pop rock, or just a "really funny band" from Hamburg? Chris Roberts cuts through the ...

Al Green: Trust In God (Demon/Hi)****

Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 16 February 1985

F*** GOD (Brando's first two words in Last Tango, actually), we're talking AL GREEN here. Quite simply, the best voice ever to co-exist with anything ...

Killing Joke: Jocular Vein

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 23 February 1985

KILLING JOKE go for the funny bone. Chris Roberts gets the gag ...

10,000 Maniacs: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 20 April 1985

IT IS NOT generally known that the Sea Witch behind the last whirlpool in the north, who died for love, had a younger sister, and ...

Scritti Politti: Word Play

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, May 1985

"I DON'T KNOW exactly what a pop theorist is," says Green. "I think everybody has their own ideas on what pop music's about and what ...

Propaganda: There Is No Information, Only Disinformation And Propaganda

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 18 May 1985

Chris Roberts goes in search of the truth ...

Ashford & Simpson: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 1 June 1985

REVELATION ONE. Ashford (Mr) gets down on his knees, and tells us the meaning: "Grrr nga nga nga huh witness!" Revelation Two. Ashford: "When I ...

The Fat Boys: Lean On Me

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 29 June 1985

Chris Roberts gets sandwiched by the Fat Boys, and discovers fat is a faminist issue ...

Mai Tai: Le Beat Route, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 3 August 1985

FLINGING ON my best white suit and ballet shoes, I dived through the catflap and tricycled along to what could've been The Symbolic Death Of ...

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Electric Ballroom, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 3 August 1985

Rave from the Cave ...

Robert Cray: The Robert Cray Band: Electric Ballroom, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 3 August 1985

Cray of Sunshine ...

Bon Jovi, Magnum, Marillion, Metallica, Ratt, ZZ Top: ZZ Top/Marillion/Bon Jovi/Metallica/Ratt/Magnum: Donington Park, Leicestershire

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 24 August 1985

KINGS AND RATTS OF THE CASTLE Yes, it's that time of year when the Metal Mob gather at the shrine of Donington to pay homage to ...

Dexys Midnight Runners: Dexy's Midnight Runners: The Midnight's Hour

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 12 October 1985

Kevin Rowland and co change their image and sharpen up their act. CHRIS ROBERTS puts on a tie to discover whether DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS have ...

Tom Waits: Subterranean Low-Life Blues

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 19 October 1985

"THE COOLEST PERSON I ever met was definitely Shaw. It was a bleak autumn afternoon when Shaw thumped me in the 12-years-old ribcage and said, ...

Felt: Felt Tips

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 2 November 1985

Chris Roberts asks Felt, are you lonesome tonight? ...

The Jesus & Mary Chain: Sweet Chain

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 2 November 1985

The brothers Reid unveil the long-anticipated JESUS AND MARY CHAIN album Psychocandy and explain their philosophy of life and leather to CHRIS ROBERTS. ...

Cocteau Twins: Cocteau Cabinet

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 4 January 1986

A new year and a new starter for THE COCTEAU TWINS who team up with CHRIS ROBERTS for talk, turkey and all the trimmings. ...

Propaganda: The Pop Machinery Cranks On

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 22 February 1986

In the frozen musical wastes of '86, Claudia Brucken-Morley thinks of PROPAGANDA as "being a life long thing". CHRIS ROBERTS is thinking more along the ...

New Order: Shock Of The New

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 12 April 1986

"You don't have to watch Dynasty to have an attitude" – Prince "I have no attitude without a cigarette" – Lou Reed "I wouldn't mind ...

Marilyn: The Hippodrome, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 26 April 1986

CARRY ON CAMPING ...

We've Got a Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It: We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It: A Box Of Tricks

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 7 June 1986

The girls can't help it. WE'VE GOT A FUZZBOX AND WE'RE GONNA USE IT! blend a fun filled concoction of silliness and sexiness and spill ...

James: Stutter (Sire) ***

Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 26 July 1986

I AM TRYING to think of a group other than The Housemartins who look more boring than James. I am having big trouble in this ...

Cameo: Word Processor

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 30 August 1986

Listen up! Ambition may be the result of having a possessive, overbearing mother, but just eat a big avocado salad and you'll be solid. And ...

David Sylvian: The Man Who Fell To Earth

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 27 September 1986

As DAVID SYLVIAN settles into the quiet life of solo status, CHRIS ROBERTS appraises the significant stature of his post-Japan harmonics and post-mascara beauty. ...

Iggy Pop: Iggy Stardust – His Lust For Life

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 18 October 1986

"I think I am a little different upstairs, yeah. But so are a lot of people," admits the former King Stooge to one of his ...

Whitney Houston: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 25 October 1986

I WAS there. ...

The SOS Band: SOS Band: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 13 December 1986

WE WEAVE a path through the wellie-wearers, unable to grasp how speechlessly bad this is. The beauty is beaten into beastliness and enjoys the experience; ...

Big Audio Dynamite: V For Victory

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 7 February 1987

Another tour, another single, another video and still BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE are special. Chris Roberts had dinner with MICK JONES and discovered sense and sensitivity ...

Danielle Dax: Return Of The Wolf Girl

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 30 May 1987

DANIELLE DAX, A FREE SPIRIT AND A PRETTY STRANGE LADY, EXPLAINS THE MEANING OF 'INKY BLOATERS' TO A MIGHTILY IMPRESSED CHRIS ROBERTS. ...

Simple Minds: Barrowland, Glasgow

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 2 January 1988

IMAGINE Rangers and Celtic combined, against Leyton Orient, for charity, in a hall the size of the Electric Ballroom. That's the sort of boiling partisan ...

Nick Cave, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Nick Cave: Lizard of Oz

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 23 January 1988

AFTER A YEAR AWAY, NICK CAVE RETURNS FROM THE WILDERNESS WITH ANOTHER LADELFUL OF PEARLS AND PESSIMISM. CHRIS ROBERTS MEETS THE MAN WHO SEES EVERYTHING ...

All About Eve: The Garden Of Eden

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 20 February 1988

WITH A DEBUT ALBUM AND A NATIONAL TOUR ABOUT TO EXPLODE, DREAM LOVERS ALL ABOUT EVE TEACH CHRIS ROBERTS ABOUT JEAN COCTEAU, CILLA BLACK, OPTICIANS, ...

LeVert, O'Jays: The O'Jays, LeVert: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 20 February 1988

TWO GENERATIONS of soul — neither of which, on this showing, could work on a building of love or tear your playhouse down, or any ...

The Wedding Present: Best Defence

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 27 February 1988

THE WEDDING Present were born in 1985, achieved the level of quite exciting, and now have had greatness thrust upon them with worrying prematurity. Recent ...

Sinead O'Connor: Olympic Ballroom, Dublin

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 12 March 1988

THE IDEA of pretending it was Hazel without her wig or Tom without the gags struck me as an astronomical corker for about a minute, ...

The Pixies: Surfer Rosa (4AD)

Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 12 March 1988

"WHERE IS my mind?" smirks huggable Black Francis, and you can't help but rattle your jewellery. If "bloody your hands on a cactus tree/wipe it ...

The Darling Buds: Move Over Darlings

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 23 April 1988

SOWING SEEDSSO WE WON'T compare them to a summer's day, then. Summer days are the longest, the most languorous. The Darling Buds are flecked with ...

David Bowie: Lets Dance!: David Bowie With La La La Human Steps: Dominion Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 9 July 1988

BEAUTY will be compulsive or not at all. ...

Tom Waits (1988)

Interview by Chris Roberts, Rock's Backpages Audio, 20 September 1988

Moles at Stonehenge? Umbrellas? Showbiz Shirts? Yes, it's another leap into the surrealistic world of Tom Waits

File format: mp3; file size: 52.3meg, interview length: 54' 29" sound quality: ***

The Darling Buds: Beyond The Valley Of The Blondes

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 24 September 1988

BudismTHERE ARE SOME people, believe it or not, who don't like The Darling Buds. They don't recognise this music as the very Taj Mahal of ...

The Sugarcubes: Sugarcubes: Yule Never Björk Alone

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 24 December 1988

THE SUGARCUBES' BID FOR WORLD DOMINATION IS ALMOST COMPLETE. FOR CHRISTMAS THEY'LL BE RETURNING HOME TO ICELAND TO START RECORDING THE FOLLOW-UP TO THE LIFE'S ...

Jane's Addiction: Embassy Theatre, Los Angeles

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 14 January 1989

IN THE LARGER-than-life (and therefore, strictly speaking, lifesize) city of Zen yuppie angels and drive-by crucifixions, it is New Year's Eve. At nine Perry Farrell ...

The Sundays: Sunday's Best

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 14 January 1989

Late last year, Chris Roberts stumbled upon the Sundays playing a support gig in one of London's many watering holes. Stunned by their brilliance, he ...

Edie Brickell: Star Gazing

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 21 January 1989

WITH A TOP 10 SINGLE IN HER NATIVE AMERICA, EDIE BRICKELL AND HER NEW BOHEMIANS LOOK SET TO MAKE A HUGE IMPACT IN 1989. CHRIS ...

Jane's Addiction: The Big Fix

Profile and Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 21 January 1989

THEIR HARD ROCK LP, NOTHING'S SHOCKING, CONVERTED MANY TO THEIR CAUSE. THEIR OUTLANDISH APPEARANCE IS ATTRACTING COMMENT WHEREVER THEY GO. THEY'RE DUE HERE FOR A ...

New Order: Technique (Factory)

Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 28 January 1989

IT BEGINS. IT THUMPS with glee, it swirls with lackadaisical intensity. "You're much too young to be a part of me, you're much too young ...

Lush: Japanese Whispers

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 18 March 1989

A RUSH OF BLOOD? Lush are nearly as good as their name, which is high praise indeed. ...

Wendy and Lisa: Wendy And Lisa: Town & Country Club, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 6 May 1989

WOMEN IN unison. A glaring gaggle. A terrifying prospect. Wasn't it in fact Dorothy Parker, theoretically one of their own, who wrote, "I hate women. ...

The Primitives: Red Dawn

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 8 July 1989

TC: "Poor innocent me. And all this time I thought you were a bona fide blonde."Marilyn: " I am. But nobody's that natural. And incidentally, ...

New Order: The Reading Festival

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 9 September 1989

NEW ORDER have to be blinding, have to be gorgeous and maverick and wise, if we're to leave with any sense of napalm in our ...

Kate Bush: The Sensual World (EMI)

Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 14 October 1989

"WHEN LAUREN WAS a small girl, she would stand in the field and call the cats. One by one they would come to her through ...

Cowboy Junkies: Horse Latitudes

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 24 February 1990

"MOST OF THE SONGS, there's a grain of hope in there. The characters are always striving for something else. They're in a situation which is ...

David Bowie: NEC, Birmingham

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 31 March 1990

"I thought I'd play a couple of numbers from the Tin Machine album... wait, wait, where are you going...come back!" ...

Ride: The Daydream Stampede

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 31 March 1990

Three months ago, no one had heard of Ride, yet now they're fast becoming the most sought-after band in Britain, providing positive proof that music ...

My Bloody Valentine: Glide on Time

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 28 April 1990

MY BLOODY VALENTINE are sitting in the basement rehearsal studio they've just rented. I am wandering around upstairs walking into lots of offices and insisting ...

The Blue Aeroplanes: Preparing for Take Off

Report by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 19 May 1990

AFTER THEIR LONG SPELL AS UNDERNOURISHED LEADERS OF THE AVANT-GARDE, THE BLUE AEROPLANES FINALLY LOOK SET TO ENTER THE MAINSTREAM WITH THE RELEASE THIS WEEK ...

Ride: Nowhere (Creation)

Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 6 October 1990

BEFORE WE start, one thing: 'Dreams Burn Down', eh? What a stormer! Breathtaking, sickening, walls collapsing all around you and oh look the gazelles are ...

Scritti Politti: Intellectual Hooliganism

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 2 March 1991

"SO YOU USE the language of dreams and you toy around for the micropolitical effect of the goosebump. I like that – the goosebump as ...

Transvision Vamp: Wendy's Boat Comes In

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 30 March 1991

Shy, unassuming Wendy James and her pop terrorists TRANSVISION VAMP are back from a year's sabbatical with a new single and a big box of ...

Ride: We Can Be Zeroes: Ride: Going Blank Again (Creation)

Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 29 February 1992

AND YOU THOUGHT Nowhere was one of the worst album titles of all time! You almost have to hand it to them for having the ...

Guns N' Roses: Guns N'Roses: Knockin' On Britain's Door

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 30 May 1992

As GUNS N'ROSES' gigantic European tour kicks in and their single, 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' storms the Number One slot, the most talked-about band in ...

Janet Jackson: Luscious: Janet Jackson: Janet (Virgin)

Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 5 June 1993

IT can be done. Pop music in 1993 can be big, beautiful, frisky, proud, mellow, brash, subtle, motivating, sassy, plush and irresistible. Janet Jackson is ...

Depeche Mode, Sisters of Mercy: Depeche Mode/Sisters of Mercy: National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 7 August 1993

"THAT'S IT THEN," bellows the portly juggler, with some relief, on the train back to civilisation. "Done The Mode. Tick that one off." ...

Cocteau Twins: Dreams of Consciousness

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 11 September 1993

ROBIN IS NOT HERE today. He is housebound with chicken pox, "covered in spots from head to foot, it's fucking terrible. I got it from ...

Mazzy Star: Don't Talk Just Bliss

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 23 October 1993

Mazzy Star may make beautiful records, but they also make terrible interviewees. Chris Roberts extracts some sense from their silence and decides that the US ...

Snoop Doggy Dogg: The Equinox, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 19 February 1994

SNOOP IS in the house, and so are we, finally. The pre-match build-up is a work of art, a triumph of modern mythology and marketing. ...

Elvis Costello: Brutal Youth (Warner Bros.)

Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 26 February 1994

PRAY TO GOD that Elvis Costello never writes a song about you and relationships. Rather Mike Leigh or Ken Loach documents you, rather a fly ...

The Auteurs: Simply The West

Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 21 May 1994

THE AUTEURS make witty, literate, even barbed and bitchy pop. None of which explains why mainman LUKE HAINES is dressed like an extra from some ...

Pulp: Non Stop Erotique Cabaret

Report and Interview by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 4 June 1994

"I WAS WONDERING", says Jarvis Cocker. "There was a baboon in the top floor of a flat behind where we played in Paris last night." ...

David Bowie: Action Painting

Interview by Chris Roberts, Ikon, October 1995

David Bowie is enjoying another renaissance – hyperactive, philosophical, and buoyant. The century may be expiring, he figures, but his cup runneth over. Chris Roberts ...

Counting Crows

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, June 1997

A DUSTY, OCHRE ATLAS FROM THE THIRTIES. An old dictionary in two huge volumes complete with illustrations. A history of the Civil War in three ...

Jacques: How To Make Love

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, June 1997

ANTHONYReynolds, a Welshman, singer in Jack, has teamed up with Nick Currie, a Scotsman, also known as Momus, to make an album, in 10 days, ...

Geneva: Further

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, July 1997

GENEVA ARE not puddings. I approve of this. So many chap-bands today (Tuesday) are puddings. Big, soggy, lumpy puddings just sitting there, wobbling every now ...

Mansun: Kilburn National, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, July 1997

THE FOUR million music journalists present at Mansun's big "triumphant" London show, tongues loosened by EMI's beer, tell me repeatedly that it's not OK for ...

Mark Eitzel, R.E.M.: Mark Eitzel and Peter Buck

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, July 1997

'People liked it when I was drunk and fell over onstage all the time. That was very popular in Europe for a while' ...

Michael Jackson: Blood On The Dance Floor

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, July 1997

HISTORY IS written by the victors. Or, in our times, is remixed by the fashionable. ...

Michael Jackson: Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 26 July 1997

All You Need Is Glove ...

Bruce Springsteen: Le Palais des Congres, Paris

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, August 1997

BRUCE IS telling a story (and I am scribbling furiously). "This is a song about men and women. I didn't write about men and women ...

David Bowie: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, August 1997

HE LOOKS spectacular; anyone who's told you different is jealous, insecure, myopic. Yet he wants us to love his new music, and it's hard to ...

Tindersticks: Curtain Raiser

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, August 1997

OH, AND ONCE AGAIN TINDERSTICKS have made the grandest, greatest record on earth. You hear it and the love pours out of you. It's really ...

Kate Bush: Hounds Of Love

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 1997

NOTHING COULD be more wrong than to align the wanton, inspired Bush with boring English rock "aristocrats" such as Sting, Collins and Clapton. There's a ...

The Blue Nile: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 1997

THE NEAREST thing music has to Venice is the embodiment of melancholy in this aptly baroque setting. The melancholy, in all its lush romantic self-indulgence, ...

U2: Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 6 September 1997

Mart For Art's Sake ...

Missy Elliott: Supa Dupa Fly

Review by Chris Roberts, Melody Maker, 25 October 1997

MISSY "Misdemeanour" Elliott has been an invisible but insistent pivot of the pop world. ...

Björk: Bjork: Homogenic (One Little Indian)

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 1997

HUMAN BEHAVIOUR being what it is, I've already heard half a dozen journalists declaring this, Bjork's third solo album, to be no great shakes. I'm ...

Janet Jackson: The Velvet Rope

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 1997

THIS TIME, it's raining the spectrum of starfish and streaming with tiger snakes. The last Jacksoness album, 93's janet, was a slink-fest of extraordinary ambition ...

Sparks: Plagiarism

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, December 1997

Dynamic duo revamp their quirky oevre with wit and irony ...

Tanya Donnelly

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, January 1998

IS THIS the best job you've ever had?"Oh yeah, definitely. It's still a pain in the ass sometimes, but by and large it's the most ...

Isaac Hayes: Spread The Word

Retrospective by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 1998

AN INSURANCE salesman, David Porter, visited a Memphis meat-packing factory in 1965. He tried to sell a policy to one of the meat-packers, a big ...

David Bowie: Reissues

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 1998

Bowie: the good, the bad and the ugly ...

Soft Cell: Reissues

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, August 1998

THOUGH THEY'RE often lumped in with other early Eighties techno-tarts as shiny and superficial, Soft Cell had a soot-black heart, a vicious edge, and an ...

Sparklehorse: Good Morning Spider

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, August 1998

Second LP from highly rated alt country act with edge and attitude. ...

Adam Cohen, Rufus Wainwright: Rufus Wainwright: Rufus Wainwright; Adam Cohen: Adam Cohen

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 1998

Impressive, capricious debuts from two sons of Sixties troubadours ...

Sparklehorse: The Spider's Strategy

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 1998

VIRGINIAN MARK Linkous' recent second album, Good Morning Spider, confirmed the promise of his acclaimed '96 debut, Vivadixiesubmarlnetransmisslonplot, while bringing a new psychedelic spin to ...

Rufus Wainwright

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 1998

THE LAUGH is marginally less startling than his debut album, a cabaret of flamboyant songs about April fools, matinee idols and imaginary loves, as big-time ...

David Bowie, Roxy Music, T. Rex: Glam Rock: Scary Monsters, Super Freaks #2

Special Feature by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 1998

TWENTIETH CENTURY BOY ...

Alanis Morissette: Alanis Morrisette: Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, December 1998

Follow-up to Jagged Little Pill is big, bold and belligerent ...

Semisonic: Finding Joy through Pain and Difficulty

Report and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, December 1998

DAN WILSON is greeted at the New York offices of Semisonic's record company like a conquering hero. My brief audience with him is constantly interrupted ...

The Paradise Motel

Profile and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, December 1998

"THIS NOTION that we make miserable records just seems a bit shallow. They're more complete than that. On a cursory listen, they might be depressing, ...

Mercury Rev: Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 1999

THAT MERCURY Rev have not only survived a turbulent decade but emerged from it as the alterno-rock world's darlings and champions is heroic, funny and ...

David Sylvian: We Have Ways of Making You Talk: David Sylvian

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 1999

DAVID SYLVIAN'S first solo album for 12 years, Dead Bees On A Cake, is his most personal and accessible work to date, and features Talvin ...

David Bowie (1999)

Interview by Chris Roberts, Rock's Backpages Audio, 29 July 1999

The Dame, surrounded by some splendid NYC ambience, talks about where he's at today; his workaholism; being part of Tin Machine; some of the personae he has adopted; on being liberated by Hunky Dory; becoming Ziggy; years lost to drugs, and on his relationship with his fans via the internet.

File format: mp3 File size: 54.3mb; interview length: 56' 33" seconds Sound quality: ***

Iggy Pop (1999)

Interview by Chris Roberts, Rock's Backpages Audio, 5 August 1999

Iggy ruminates on growing old, marriage and divorce, and the various aspects of his life that informed his album Avenue B

File format: mp3; file size: 55.5mb, interview length: 57' 47" sound quality: ***

Bauhaus, The Mission: Bauhaus: Gotham – Live/The Mission: Resurrection – Greatest Hits: Various Artists: Night Creatures –The Best Of Gothic Rock

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, January 2000

MOCK AT your peril: word oozing from the bat-infested, lightning-flecked towers of the grown-up music press suggests that the year 2000 will spawn a goth ...

Cousteau

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, January 2000

Honey-throated singer begs comparisons with Scott Walker ...

The Isley Brothers: It's Your Thing – The Story Of The Isley Brothers

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, January 2000

A COLOSSAL, combustible funk-fest; enough for a throbbing theme-night in your very own living room. Furry kaftans and diamante-encrusted bomber jackets optional. Emerging from Lincoln ...

Bryan Ferry: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2000

This man swings fundamentally ...

David Bowie: The Astoria, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2000

The live shows you really shouldn't have missed ...

The Auteurs, Luke Haines: The Auteurs: Live in Paris

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2000

AS LUKE Haines builds up an ever-expanding oeuvre, replete with cross-references and self-mythologising manifestos, one wonders what the French might make of this superficially haughty ...

Bellatrix: Live in Reykjavik, Iceland

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 2000

THINGS DO tend to get adequately surreal the second you step off the plane into the snowy lunar landscape of Iceland, so by the time ...

Jimmy Webb: Tunesmith: Inside The Art Of Songwriting

Book Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 2000

GENIUS BEHIND 'MacArthur Park' and 'Wichita Lineman' examines his craft, peruses his muse, and almost makes sense of it all ...

Raissa

Profile and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 2000

RAISSA, WHOSE seductive single, 'How Long Do I Get', is currently raising a rumpus, spent Christmas swimming in the Red Sea. She's travelled before. She ...

Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, The Who: The Who: Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 2000

WELL, YOU can't accuse them of being pompous, of inflating their legend. The Who shuffle distractedly onstage as if they're playing a mate's house party, ...

Kelis: Kaleidoscope

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2000

Captivating Macy-worrying debut remarries hip hop and soul ...

Kelis: The Harlem Hurricane Blows Up A Storm

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2000

IT'S SCARILY early on a Monday morning and she says she's as out of it as I am ("I love the night, it just seems ...

Wah!: Wah & Peace

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2000

NINE YEARS AGO, Pete Wylie, who is The Mighty WAH!, was considered hot. Again. He leaned on a railing in Liverpool. It gave way and ...

Air: 'If We Don't Surprise People Any More, Then We Will Die'

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, June 2000

"THE FIRST time I was in LA," says Nicolas Godin, "I was in a very cool hotel. And in front of that hotel was a ...

High Fidelity

Film/DVD/TV Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, August 2000

Cusack and crew Americanise Nick Hornby's novel with suss and style ...

Shivaree

Profile and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, August 2000

BRILLIANTLY ECLECTIC musical mix from new US trio. ...

Radiohead: Live in London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 2000

CONFUSED, SCHIZOPHRENIC, sneering and intense yet sometimes transported by innocent joy – Radiohead's audience sure are a strange crowd. The crossover-cult idols' first English gig ...

Art of Noise, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Propaganda: Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Art Of Noise et al: A Force From Above

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 2000

MAXIMUM JOYPROPAGANDAA SECRET WISHTHE ART OF NOISEWHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE ...

Madonna: Music

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 2000

Her Madgesty's eighth studio album is a clinical future-dance monster ...

Oasis: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 2000

MY GOD, they plod. The paucity of ideas would be staggering, were it not so dull. ...

Sparks: Balls

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 2000

FIRST ALL-NEW flurry since 1994's Gratuitous Sax And Senseless Violins ...

Cocteau Twins: Stars And Topsoil

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2000

AFTER THE singles box set, a single-CD retrospective from the unique trio. ...

David Bowie: Bowie At The Beeb

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2000

TRIPLE-CD gathers The Dame's sessions for 'Auntie', both contemporary and historical. ...

Teenage Fanclub: Howdy!

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2000

EIGHTH LONG-player from Glasgow's finest, produced by Norman Blake & Co ...

Adam & The Ants: Adam And The Ants: Stand And Deliver

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, December 2000

TRIPLE-CD box set honours Prince Charming man. ...

The Boo Radleys, The Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis: Various Artists: Creation Records - International Guardians Of Rock'n'roll 1983-1999

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, December 2000

Best of the late, legendary indie label ...

Bad Company, Free: Almost Famous

Film/DVD/TV Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2001

Shrewdly sweet eulogy to rock'n'roll fandom ...

Madonna: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2001

The live shows you really shouldn't have missed - a transcendent pop moment ...

Moby: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2001

IT'S A CASE of premature elevation. Of shock promotion to the Premiership with a make-shift squad. Moby shouldn't be playing this soulless aircraft hangar. ...

Stephen Malkmus: Stephen Malkmus

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2001

Pavement ex-frontman goes solo ...

Eminem: The London Arena, Docklands

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2001

FOR A FEW days there, between Internet babies and new genetic codes, Eminem's UK tour made him the leading media talking-point. ...

Kristin Hersh: A Kind Of Blue

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2001

THE FRIENDLY, LAUGHING, jet-lagged, pale, charismatic Kristin Hersh says that odd combinations of words are the only way to get her attention. ...

PJ Harvey: Live in London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2001

THE LAST rock star, dripping with dark poetry, mystery and unforced glamour, stands alone onstage in spectacular red dress and electric guitar, crying, "Lick my ...

The Divine Comedy

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2001

THE ARCH COMBO RETURN WITH A NEW ALBUM, REGENERATION, PRODUCED BY NIGEL (KID A) GODRICH. HERE, FRONTMAN NEIL HANNON AND MUSICAL LYNCHPIN JOBY TALBOT TELL ...

The Divine Comedy: Regeneration

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2001

NEW SOUND but same ideals for polished popsmiths. ...

Roxy Music (2001)

Interview by Chris Roberts, Rock's Backpages Audio, 4 April 2001

Bryan Ferry and Phil Manzanera talk about their 2001 reunion, and look back to the days of zany outfits and VCS3s.

File format: mp3; file sizes: 86.1mb, total interview length: 1h 29' 39" sound quality: **

Aerosmith: We Have Ways Of Making You Talk

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2001

AEROSMITH HAVE JUST BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK'N'ROLL HALL OF FAME. WE ASKED MAIN MAN STEVEN TYLER ABOUT 25 YEARS ON THE EDGE, NEW ALBUM ...

Stereophonics: Just Enough Education To Perform

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2001

ON THE extraordinarily long-winded new single 'Mr Writer', which plods like few records not made by Oasis have plodded, Kelly Jones exhorts music journalists to ...

Tindersticks: Subterania, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2001

"WE HAVEN'T found our feet yet, have we?" mutters Stuart Staples mid-set. A voice from the crowd is shy but clearly audible: "Yes, you have!" ...

ABC, Tears For Fears: ABC & Tears For Fears: Compilations

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, June 2001

Tears For Fears: between two stools. ABC: cool disco sheen. That was then. Early Eighties pop revisited Hello! — An Introduction To ABC The Working Hour — ...

Roxy Music: Re-make Re-model

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, July 2001

"PEOPLE ALWAYS apply this word 'cool' to me, and I'm far from it, really," says Bryan Ferry. "I'm very hot-blooded. It's strange. But then there's ...

Roxy Music: Live at Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 2001

BRYAN FERRY, surrounded by a dozen boa-trembling dancing girls on day release from Moulin Rouge, has sweaty armpits. This just doesn't happen! Or, at least, ...

T. Rex: Electric Warrior (Universal)*****

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 2001

SEMINAL BOLAN breakthrough boogies again – remastered by Tony Visconti himself ...

ABC: Martin Fry: When Martin Sings…

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2001

"IT WAS GREAT doing interviews when I first started, cos I'd just tell everyone what a brilliant, worldwide phenomenon ABC were going to be as ...

Starsailor: Love Is Here (EMI Chrysalis)****

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2001

MUCH-TOUTED debut from new kings of pain. ...

The Bangles: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2001

THE FACT that these four LA women played their own instruments was much remarked upon in the Eighties, as was Susanna Hoffs' beauty. But as ...

Soft Cell: The Twelve Inch Singles (Mercury)****

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, December 2001

TRIPLE CD pack of seminal sleazefests. ...

Tindersticks: Live at Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, December 2001

THE ALBERT Hall was surely built for Tindersticks. Actually, no, I've just done some in-depth historical research and it was built for other reasons, but ...

Cowboy Junkies: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, January 2002

ARGUABLY, TORONTO'S Cowboy Junkies were the Neil Armstrong of alt.country. Their Trinity Session album of '88, recorded live in a church, dragged the forlorn mannerisms ...

Michael Jackson: Invincible (Epic)**

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, January 2002

Distressingly dull comeback from disputed King Of Pop ...

Goldfrapp: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2002

GOLDFRAPP, WHO like The Dandy Warhols have reason to be grateful to mobile phone ads, remain an enigma, despite burgeoning popularity. ...

Elbow: Shadows & Light

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 2002

"TELL YOU WHAT we watched the other night," mumbles Guy Garvey into the mic, while tuning up onstage between two intensely moving songs. "The Last ...

Tanya Donnelly: Beautysleep (4AD) ****

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 2002

LONG-AWAITED second album from former Throwing Muses/Belly star. ...

The Hives

Profile and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 2002

STROKES? STRIPES? Fougeddabouddit! The swedes rock loudest. ...

Elvis Costello: Reissues

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2002

Second phase of Bonus-packed reissue programme for Costello catalogue ...

The Sound: Destiny Stops Screaming

Retrospective by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2002

IT'S THE STUFF OF ROCK MYTH. GREAT MUSIC, CRITICAL ACCLAIM, A BLIGHTED CAREER THAT ENDS IN SUICIDE. CHRIS ROBERTS LOOKS BACK ON THE TRAGIC STORY ...

Badly Drawn Boy: About A Boy (XL) ***

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2002

LIGHTWEIGHT BRITFLICK score finds Mercury winner treading water. ...

Bryan Ferry: Frantic (Virgin) *****

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2002

LIVELY RETURN to form on Roxy roue's 11th solo opus. ...

Dexys Midnight Runners: Dexy's Midnight Runners: Grand Stand

Retrospective and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2002

SPRING 2002, and in a swanky London hotel bar men in suits still do a double take when Kevin Rowland walks past. They do that ...

Grant Lee Buffalo, Grant-Lee Phillips: Grant-Lee Phillips

Profile and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2002

MICHAEL STIPE'S favourite band, Grant Lee Buffalo released four critically acclaimed albums through the mid-to late-Nineties, plus last year's "Best Of", Storm Hymnal. ...

Jack: Le Botanique, Brussels

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2002

THE BEAUTY of it, and also the pain, is that you never know quite what to expect from Jack's live shows. Loose-cannon bohemians, within 10 ...

Bryan Ferry: We Have Ways Of Making You Talk: Bryan Ferry

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2002

AFTER LAST YEAR'S TRIUMPHANT REUNION TOUR WITH ROXY MUSIC, THE KING OF COOL RETURNS WITH A NEW SOLO ALBUM, FRANTIC, FEATURING SONGS INSPIRED BY MARILYN, ...

David Bowie: Move Festival, Old Trafford, Manchester

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 2002

WE'RE ALL primed for the set of Low and Heathen (in full) which he'd played in London the previous week. That'd do, of course: no ...

The Bee Gees: Maurice Gibb: Bee Gees Vocalist/Musician (1949-2003)

Obituary by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 2003

Key works: Main Course, Saturday Night Fever, Greatest, ESP ...

Depeche Mode's David Gahan (2003)

Interview by Chris Roberts, Rock's Backpages Audio, 8 April 2003

David Gahan talks about doing his solo album; songwriting; being Martin Gore's mouthpiece; the Car Crash Years; on the road with Depeche Mode; the desire to be a rock'n'roll star; the influence of Grunge, and Dog Days in Santa Monica.

File format: mp3 File size: 56.1mb, interview length: 56' 27", sound quality: ***

Ed Harcourt: Ghost Writer

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, May 2003

His new album's won critical raves on every front,
 so why is Ed Harcourt so spooked? ...

Chrissie Hynde, The Pretenders: Chrissie Hynde: Back In The Ring

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, July 2003

After burying half the original Pretenders, CHRISSIE HYNDE bowed out of the rock'n'roll limelight to bring up her kids. Now she's made her best album ...

Dave Gahan on Paper Monsters

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, July 2003

AFTER 20-ODD years of Depeche Mode, how strange was it to record your new solo album, Paper Monsters? ...

Blondie's Debbie Harry (2003)

Interview by Chris Roberts, Rock's Backpages Audio, 7 July 2003

Elle ne regrette rien: La Harry on Blondie then and now, NYC then and now, on art and movies, on Chris Stein, and on the latest Blondie album The Curse of Blondie

File format: mp3; file size: 67.8meg, interview length: 1h 10' 40" sound quality: **

Barry White 1944-2003

Obituary by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 2003

THOSE OF US who thought Barry White was God will now look on the bright side and consider it official. So often rendered a figure ...

Moby

Interview by Chris Roberts, Bang, September 2003

IN FRONT OF US, a giant woman, a sort of Earth Goddess, made out of grass. We're told it's a woman; looks like King Kong. ...

Elbow: Rock This Joint: Elbow: Cast of Thousands (V2) ****

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 2003

Manchester five-piece follow Mercury Prize-nominated debut with more evocative, cliché-free guitar rock ...

David Bowie: Reality

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 2003

BOWIE REMAINS the greatest living rock artist, even if what he does isn't rock so much as swing, think a bit, then swing again. ...

David Sylvian, Japan: David Sylvian

Profile and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 2003

So, David Sylvian, you live halfway up a mountain in New England?"That's the way it is", laughs the singer (and yes, he does laugh. Asked ...

Blondie, Debbie Harry: Deborah Harry: Art Of Class

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2003

Twenty-five years after Deborah — nee Debbie — Harry became the Warholian pop art fantasy made flesh, Blondie, progenitors of New York cool, are back ...

Elbow, PJ Harvey: Good golly Miss Polly: PJ Harvey/Elbow: Eden Project, Cornwall/Tate Modern, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, November 2003

West country girl's long-awaited return sees renewed quest for left-field status ...

Franz Ferdinand: Smart Bomb: Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand (Domino) *****

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, March 2004

Delightful, dashing debut from Scottish punk-funksters ...

The Blue Nile

Profile and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, August 2004

HIGH IS THE BLUE NILE'S fourth album in twenty one years. It is – and shame on you if you doubted – worth the wait. ...

Interpol

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 2004

AT NO POINT during this interview do any of us snort intoxicants off the spines of tawny hookers or clamber naked to the top of ...

The National: Heaven Knows They're Miserablist Now

Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, January 2006

Brooklyn-based five-piece THE NATIONAL talk to Uncut about their fourth album, Alligator, a mesmerising blend of melancholy and mischief ...

Peter Perrett

Report and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2007

The Only One wants to cut one more LP "before death comes". ...

Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips: The Soft Bulletin

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, April 2007

"WITH THIS ALBUM," Wayne Coyne revealed to Uncut last year, "I wanted to tell people that I know life is beautiful because I've seen how ...

Spiritualized: Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 2007

Messed-Up, blissed-out '90s Psychedelia. Still Haunting, Still Huge. ...

Joy Division: The Joy Division Industry

Comment by Chris Roberts, Quietus, The, 10 April 2008

More offcuts from the Factory ...

Donna Summer: Crayons

Review by Chris Roberts, Quietus, The, 23 June 2008

DONNA SUMMER'S FIRST ALBUM of new material for seventeen years doesn't so much announce that she's still got it as knock the door down, stride ...

The Walker Brothers: Nite Flights (1978)

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 2008

Chilling, Bowie-beloved experiments in ambient pop. ...

The Killers' Brandon Flowers

Interview by Chris Roberts, J Mag, November 2008

BRANDON FLOWERS – sweet, sometimes pensive and sometimes giggly, not much for eye contact and perhaps bearing the strain of slight shyness that can be ...

Beyoncé: I Am… Sasha Fierce (Music World/Columbia)

Review by Chris Roberts, Quietus, The, 20 November 2008

BEYONCÉ'S third album doesn't start well. Or end well. Or do much well in between. ...

The Psychedelic Furs: Talk Talk Talk

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, February 2009

IT'S PERHAPS FITTING that a curious, intriguing band whose career was jinxed by ifs and buts should have their second, arguably defining album later hijacked ...

Elbow, U2: U2: Wembley Stadium, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Quietus, The, 17 August 2009

U2 Live Under A Slate Grey Claw. Chris Roberts reports from Wembley ...

Field Music, Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Pavement, Robyn, The Stooges, Paul Weller, The xx: A Trip To Oya In Oslo Via Pavement, Munch & MIA 


Report by Chris Roberts, Quietus, The, 20 August 2010

IF YOU GO for a cigarette on the fourth floor balcony of the hotel, you see cruise-ships and boats flanking a floating stage, upon which ...

Bryan Ferry: Olympian Heights

Interview by Chris Roberts, Quietus, The, 18 November 2010

The legendary Bryan Ferry has just released Olympia, his best album in two decades, and continues the Roxy Music revival tour in the new year. ...

The Blue Nile: A Walk Across the Rooftops (Collector's Edition)

Review by Chris Roberts, bbc.co.uk, 21 November 2012

1984'S A WALK Across the Rooftops remains unique in its fusion of chilly technology and a pitch of confessional, romantic soul that "alternative" types would ...

David Bowie: The Next Day

Review by Chris Roberts, Quietus, The, 26 February 2013

Chris Roberts is inspired out of his clothes and on to the dancefloor by David Bowie's glorious return. ...

My Bloody Valentine: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Quietus, The, 14 March 2013

Chris Roberts heads to MBV's final night of their UK tour and finds himself pondering linguistics and culture while stood in their volume wind-tunnel ...

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