Hello faithful listeners! Lauren James and Ed Biggs take you through the biggest and best new album releases (weeks commencing 30th June & 7th July). They review the new Manic Street Preachers album 'Futurology', as well as George Ezra, 5 Seconds Of Summer and The Acid.
There are classic album anniversaries too: The Beatles' 'A Hard Day's Night' turns 50 and Elliott Smith's debut 'Roman Candle' turns 20.
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Lauren James presents and Ed Biggs analyses / rants about new album releases from Lana Del Rey, Ed Sheeran, Klaxons and The Antlers, plus the reissue of the legendary indie compilation 'C86'.
We also explain the new UK singles chart rules and briefly review the recently uncovered 'lost' Aphex Twin album 'Caustic Window'.
In the album anniversaries section, we look back at The Prodigy's 'Music For The Jilted Generation' (20yrs) and Razorlight's 'Up All Night' (10yrs).
Lauren James presents and Ed Biggs rants about new album releases from the weeks beginning 2nd and 9th June. Kasabian's UK Number 1 album '48:13' leads the pack, as well as records by Jack White, Clean Bandit and Parquet Courts.
In the album anniversaries section we look at Nirvana's debut LP Bleach (25) and Guided By Voices' Bee Thousand (20), featuring clips and praise.
We also have a clip of the new single by Peace, and a tribute to the recently deceased songwriter Gerry Goffin.
Lauren James and Ed Biggs return with reviews of new album releases from the weeks beginning 19th and 26th May. Under the analytical spotlight are Coldplay's Ghost Stories and Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour, which have both number 1 in the UK. Also, Sharon Van Etten's Are We There comes in for special praise.
In the album anniversaries section, we look at Bruce Springsteen's multi-platinum record Born In The U.S.A. (30) and The Killers' Hot Fuss (10), featuring many clips and much praise.
Also a cheeky clip of New Order's 'World In Motion' in honour of the impending World Cup. Come On England.
Lauren James and Ed Biggs present new album reviews from the weeks beginning 5th and 12th May 2014 on the Laser Guided Melodies Podcast, plus classic album anniversaries.
Featuring reviews of albums by The Horrors, Lily Allen, The Black Keys and Swans.
Album anniversaries include The Street's 'A Grand Don't Come For Free' (10 years) and Beastie Boys' 'Ill Communication' (20 years).
For more reviews head to www.laserguidedmelodies.co.uk
Lauren James and Ed Biggs review recently released records (weeks 21st and 28th April 2014) by Pixies, Damon Albarn, Embrace and Eels, and also classic album anniversaries of Weezer's 1994 'Blue Album' and The Cure's 1989 'Disintegration'.
Also reviewed are new tracks by Kasabian and Manic Street Preachers.
Live At Leeds special
LGM regulars Lauren James and Ed Biggs talk about the upcoming Live At Leeds festival (Saturday May 3rd 2014), which features Clean Bandit, Kodaline, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Sunshine Underground and F*** Buttons among nearly 200 others.
Album anniversaries include Blur's seminal Britpop record 'Parklife' and The Stone Roses' legendary 1989 debut.
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RECORD STORE DAY SPECIAL
Lauren James and Ed Biggs run through some highlights of this year's Record Store Day (Sat 19th April) releases and where you can find them in Leeds.
We review new albums released on 31st March, including Kaiser Chiefs and Cloud Nothings.
Our album anniversaries section includes REM's Reckoning (30 years); Pixies' Doolittle (25 years); Nas' Illmatic (20).
Lauren James and Ed Biggs run through the music news and review new albums released on 17th and 24th March: including Foster The People, The War On Drugs, Sky Ferreira and Skrillex. Also new tracks by Friendly Fires and The Kooks.
Our classic albums this fortnight include the 25th anniversary of De La Soul's 3 Feet High And Rising and the 10th anniversary of Madvillain's 2004 debut Madvillainy.