Review: Animal Collective member Panda Bear (aka Noah Lennox) boldly returns with his long-awaited third solo record "Person Pitch". Years in the making, "Person Pitch" marks a dramatic departure from Panda Bear's previous solo record "Young Prayer". The acoustic instruments of Young Prayer have been replaced with samplers and electronics. Fusing Panda's dramatic life changes over the past few years (marriage, moving to Lisbon, becoming a father) with his ever-increasing sonic palette, "Person Pitch" is suffused with the kind of feel-good modern toe-tapping pop that seems harder and harder to find these days. Paw Tracks feels that the passing of time will show Panda Bear's "Person Pitch" sitting alongside the great solo albums of Paul McCartney, George Michael and Ghostface Killah. Luckily we don't have to wait.
Review: "In Rainbows", Radiohead's seventh album, finally gets a physical release! It's one thing downloading this landmark album, but to actually hold this is something special. Not only do you get increased sound quality, but you also get the amazing artwork from Stanley Donwood. This album includes "Nude", a live favourite for many years that was originally written during the "OK Computer" sessions. More minimal that their "Kid A" period, "In Rainbows" does something that very few albums have done - its sound is distinct from previous Radiohead albums, but is still clearly Radiohead. Hail to the kings, they are back on top form. Get this album while you can.