"Radiohead with fewer guitars and a more feminine touch; Montreal’s Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak dump their band-mates, marry and honeymoon listening to only OK-Computer. Key track: Lights Off"
"If smiling is the goal of all music, this takes to biscuit. Glen gives the Rhinestone treatment to Foo Fighters, U2, Green Day, Travis and even the Velvet’s plea to Jesus. Key track: Times Like These"
"Teddy goes pop; may he have the commercial success that eluded his folk parents, guitar-god Richard and singer Linda. Teddy does do a drunken Johnny Cash on Can't Sing Straight. Key track: In My Arms"
"Genius transcends genres: Superficially electronic but with Dave Fridmann ex- Mercury Rev Bassist producing it touches alt-country on songs like The Youth & Pieces of What. Key track: Time to Pretend"
"Voice for hire – Mark Lanegan teams with Afghan Whig’s Greg Dulli to follow up earlier ones with Isobel Campbell, Soulsavers and Queens of the Stone Age. It is pure melancholy. Key track: The Station"
"What is about Denmark that attracts alt-country artists? Recorded in Copenhagen with Scandinavian experimentalists Efterklang, this is a pastoral CD heaven with harmonies. Key track: And It’s Alright"