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Linn Records Reviews

Over the years Linn recordings have received substantial praise from the UK and international media.  Our recordings continue to win awards, commendations and excellent star ratings.  This is due to the talent and passion of our artists, the skills and commitment of our engineers and producers, and above all Linn's unremitting quest to reproduce the best possible sound. 

We hope these reviews help you decide which recording will become your new favourite album.


Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - The Arts Desk

4 Stars
'Stilgoe's voice, so demure on the gentler songs, has a gritty rasp when extended, like a trombone played hard...'
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KUNIKO - Xenakis: IX - The Sunday Times

'These are meticulous and muscular performances, at once elemental and elegant. Brilliant.'
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Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - The Sunday Times

'...the pick of the songs, most of them originals, have a modern, funky sheen.'
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Jonathan Freeman-Attwood - The Neoclassical Trumpet - Gramophone

'...the playing though, is very rock‘n’roll.'
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Scottish Ensemble - Tchaikovsky & Shostakovich - BBC Music Magazine

4 Stars
'Expertly played, immaculately paced and skilfully shaped...'
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SCO Winds - Mozart: Divertimenti - BBC Music Magazine

4 Stars
'...exuberant performances, recorded with real presence.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Schumann: The Symphonies - BBC Music Magazine

'Building A Library' Recommended Recording of Schumann's Symphony No. 2
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Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - The Telegraph

4 Stars
Best Jazz Albums of 2015: '...quirky and interesting and there's a nostalgic charm to [the] big band numbers...'
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Scottish Ensemble - Tavener: Tears of the Angels - BBC Music Magazine

John Tavener, one of those lucky composers who can expect to encounter their work before the ink is scarcely dry.
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Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - When in doubt…Ridout Blog

'I defy you to resist the jazzy goodness...'
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Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - BBC London 94.9 'Robert Elms'

'A splendid thing indeed.'
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Big Screen - Take One - The Guardian

'There are some smart reharmonisations... Newton - a pianist with a sublime touch, a rich harmonic imagination and understated power to surprise - is ripplingly graceful on a whispering Chariots of Fire, light-stepping and jubilant (over Skelton's crisp brushwork and Farmer's walk) on Hello Young Lovers and Ole Man River.'
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Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - Sunday Express

'The urbane Joe croons his way through a selection of nostalgia-inspired original songs - snappily arranged and beautifully sung.'
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Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - Sunday Express 'S Magazine'

'...bursting with new songs and big band numbers.'
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Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - Mail on Sunday

'A joyful new big-band album.'
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Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - The Observer

5 Stars
'... an album that you just can't stop playing.'
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KUNIKO - Xenakis: IX - AllMusic

Editor's Choice: 'Highly recommended.'
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Joe Stilgoe - New Songs For Old Souls - London Evening Standard

'Modern jazz infused with the spirit of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole.'
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KUNIKO - Xenakis: IX - The Guardian

4 Stars
'Kuniko takes on the 1978 dance score Pléïades, and treats its effervescent textures to a loose, sensual swing.'
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KUNIKO - Xenakis: IX - SA-CD.net

5 Stars
'Her thrilling performance of this remarkable piece [Pléïades] is astonishingly confident and absolutely hypnotic.'
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