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Jamie Atkins

Jamie Atkins

Currently based in London but born and raised in the South West, Jamie Atkins is the Reviews Editor of Record Collector. He has written about music for over a decade, having previously worked in both the health service and educational institutions. Consequently, he owns scrubs with his name embroidered on them, corduroy trousers and far too many records. He once shared Mike Love's houmous and pitta, which is about as rock'n'roll as things have got.

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Autechre: Exai

Review by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, March 2013

FOLLOWING 2011's mammoth stock-taking collection EPs 1991-2002, this new double-disc offering from electro pioneers Autechre emphasises that this most perpetually forward-thinking of groups is in ...

The Beatles, Miles Davis, Robert Johnson, Grace Jones, Kraftwerk, Massive Attack, Curtis Mayfield, Malcolm McLaren, Frank Ocean, Richard Russell, Gil Scott-Heron, Scritti Politti, Shut Up And Dance, The Specials, Kanye West, Bobby Womack: Richard Russell: Rich Pickings

Interview by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, March 2018

As Richard Russell's collaborative album, Everything Is Recorded, is released, RC's Jamie Atkins meets him to talk about the recording and the music that led ...

Baxter Dury: Prince Charming

Profile and Interview by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, November 2017

After being given an impromptu tour of his manor in search of a decent cup of coffee, RC's Jamie Atkins talked to Baxter Dury about ...

Julia Holter: Loud City Song

Review by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, October 2013

Massive step forward for mesmerising talent. ...

Will Oldham: Will's World

Interview by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, July 2016

Over the past two-and-a-half decades Kentucky, Lousiville's Will Oldham, or the artist most commonly known as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, has amassed one of the strongest ...

Owen Pallett: In Conflict

Review by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, June 2014

Pallett cleanser for a string-driven thing. ...

Palma Violets: 180 (Rough Trade)

Review by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, March 2013

THE LATEST BAND hailed as the Great White Hopes of bland, student-friendly indie-rock, Palma Violets have, remarkably, managed to make a record so uninspiring and ...

Slint: Spiderland

Review by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, April 2014

UPON THE MARCH 1991 release of their second album, Spiderland, Louisville's Slint were officially no more. The four-day session that produced one of the most ...

Super Furry Animals: For Now and Ever

Retrospective and Interview by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, December 2016

Super Furry Animals emerged from the Welsh DIY scene in the mid-'90s before signing to Creation for their debut album Fuzzy Logic, beginning a run ...

Warpaint: Warpaint

Review and Interview by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, January 2014

FEW BANDS OF recent times have made attracting both an obsessive fanbase and critical acclaim seem as effortless as Los Angeles’ Warpaint. The languorous, psychedelic ...

XTC: Andy Partridge: Mid-Morning Matters

Interview by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, July 2016

"Empires and whole XTC albums have been built on Tunnock's wafers. Their packaging! It's like the glam version of traditional." XTC's main songwriter and musical ...

James Yorkston : The Cellardyke Recording & Wassailing Society (Domino)

Review and Interview by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, September 2014

IT’S A RARE joy when an artist with unfailingly high standards over a decade-long career reaches a new level of excellence – and, with his ...

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