Steve Sutherland  |  Dec 07, 2021
For this fifth long-player, the thrash-metal pioneers transformed into heavy rock titans. Now the LP is out on 180g vinyl, Steve Sutherland relates its rocky birth

Lars Ulrich is not amused. 'Is this the test pressing?' he asks his manager, Peter Mensch. 'No', Mensch answers emphatically. 'That's the jacket, the cover that's going out across the country.'

Review: Ken Kessler, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Dec 06, 2021
hfnoutstandingExposure returns to its roots with a full-width integrated inspired by the improved circuit design of the recent 5010 monoblock power amps. Does 'old school' still cut it?

Nostalgia doesn't come any better than this: an integrated amplifier that looks like it escaped from the 1980s, all minimalist and line-level and 440mm wide. But Exposure has been around for close to 50 years, so this isn't some exercise in retro from an arriviste brand with cod heritage. Rather, the 3510 is a device for reminding people like me of (hi-fi) life in simpler times.

Johnny Sharp  |  Dec 03, 2021
Johnny Sharp on the creation of the artwork for David Bowie's early '70s album Aladdin Sane

If you want to go to a fancy dress party as a rock star, there are plenty of different ways that you could 'do' David Bowie. But probably the easiest would be to paint a red, blue and silver lightning flash over your right eye. Kapow! Instant Bowie. Fancy paying tribute to the great man on your Facebook profile? A lightning flash should do the trick. You might even get away without dying your hair red or growing a mullet.

Review: Andrew Everard, Lab: Paul Miller  |  Dec 02, 2021
hfnoutstandingA new 800 series, and a return to the original 801 name, but the 801 D4's enhancements are more than skin deep

Some six years since the arrival of the Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond range, and over 40 years after the launch of the company's original 'no compromise' 801 model [Audio Milestones, HFN Jan '13], here we are with an all-new flagship lineup for the Worthing-based company. The timing's about right: in the rolling programme of upgrades, we've seen the 600 and 700 series replaced since the 800 D3 models broke cover [HFN Dec '15], and the company makes no secret of the fact that work started on these new 800s almost as soon as the last generation was released.

Ken Kessler  |  Nov 30, 2021
This month we review: Paul Simon, William Bell, Jim Messina & His Jesters and Suitcase Sam.
Ken Kessler  |  Nov 30, 2021
This month, we review: Jeff Beck, The Black Crowes, Mickey Dolenz and Mick Fleetwood & Friends.
Mike Barnes  |  Nov 30, 2021
This month we review: Public Service Broadcasting, Immersion, Manic Street Preachers and Martina Topley-Bird.
Steve Harris  |  Nov 30, 2021
This month we review: Kenny Garrett, Journeys In Modern Jazz: Britain, Solstice and Fapy Lafertin New Quartet.
Peter Quantrill  |  Nov 30, 2021
This month we review: Bayerisches Staatsorch/Kirill Petrenko, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, David Johnston, Eiddwen Harrhy, BBC SO/Elgar Howarth and Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal/Andrés Gabetta.
Hi-Fi News Staff  |  Nov 29, 2021
This month we review and test releases from: Foxfeather, The Lovecraft Sextet, Quinn Sullivan, Joseph Williams and Mammoth WVH.