Andy Gill

Andy Gill is The Independent's Music Critic.

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Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Soused

Scott Walker + Sunn O))), Soused, album review: A brilliant avant-rock collaboration

Sunn O)))’s immutable drones roll like lava, with pained lowings slashed by serrated bursts of rhythmic noise and swishing knife-blades

Mark Lanegan Band - Reading Festival 2012

Mark Lanegan Band, Phantom Radio, album review: Compelling, rare and beautiful

Mark Lanegan deserves elevation to the front rank of modern rock artists

Jessie Ware, Tough Love, album review: She is a natural diva

The album just sounds more natural, more lifelike, than the finger-pointing blame games played by most divas

Sergeant pfeffer: Beatles in 1963

The Beatles' Lyrics By Hunter Davies - book review: The scribbles that changed the world

One of the main attractions of the book is Davies’ unrivalled access to the group

Lucinda Williams, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, album review: This is a magnificent, career-defining piece of work

Compassion is the abiding emotion through most of the 20 songs

Aphex Twin, Syro, album review: Impressively timeless

This is a collection primarily concerned with the somatic rather than cerebral sides of Richard James’s music

Leonard Cohen performing in New York in 2012

Leonard Cohen, Popular Problems, album review: Simple songs with a sharp lyrical blade

Tracks to download: Slow; Almost Like The Blues;  Nevermind; Born In Chains

Mercury Music Prize 2014: Who should win from Ed Sheeran to Jake Bugg

The Independent’s chief rock critic makes his own nominations

The Beatles, The Beatles in Mono, album review: The repackaged Fab Four still sound great

this isn’t just four gifted individuals you hear here, it’s a band, and one heck of a great band, at that

The Kooks, Listen, album review: Band channel the spirit of gospel and Ian Dury

The band have managed to pull it off again, with an engaging collection that refuses to be hidebound by the strictures of indie-rock.

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