Head here to submit your own review of this album.

There are many important reasons to buy Audioscope's latest collection of exclusives, demos and off-cuts, mostly related to the fantastic work that charity Shelter does to help people affected by homelessness and poor quality housing. Music for a Good Home is more than diverting enough to attract repeat listenings.

Shelter provides more than a million people a year with advice and support, entirely off the back of charitably donations. 31 tracks of music in a plethora of genres is as bright a fundraising idea as you'll get, and worth wading through a fair amount of bracken to pick out quite a few rare blooms.

Fitting, given the ongoing carnival in Brazil, that we begin with a son of Rio - the indisputable genius that is Amon Tobin. While some of the contributors seem to have offered up half baked demos or tracks that weren't strong enough for inclusion on albums, this is manifestly not true of Tobin. I'm not sure the producer, a pioneer of atmospheric electronica, really 'does' half finished. 'Madam Larivee' could be an album track on any of his works - a single even. It is an obscured, mud-faced grimace of a beat.

By comparison, Grumbling Fur's contribution is pretty thin. A slow-burner in the Depeche Mode, er, mode, it rains all over our parade for a depressing four minutes of grim beats and moans. By way of contrast, 'Cognition Interlace' by Eluvium is a tactile piece of moodscaping, designed, like all good ambient music, with the properties of clockwork. It also has a believable, natural development.

The collection contains more than its fair share of ambience, and a fair bit of folksy Americana, but what there isn't a great deal of is raucous rock and growl. Metz alone decide to get all up in our grill, with track 'Leave Me Out' owing a debt to Queens of the Stone Age and Vines, and nailing the brief.

Elsewhere, Fixers do a weird approximation of Drive By Truckers via Weezer on 'I Think This City Needs A Beach', which flirts dangerously close to being overly arch, but hey, it's all for charity, so we'll focus on the committed vocals. There are a number of these circumscribe little ditties, including 'Willi O'Winsbury' by Dave Heumann and 'The Gromp' by Belbury Poly, which is frankly just weird. Like mood music at some nightmarish garden goods warehouse.

Chromehoof's offering is as brilliantly over the top as you'd expect, with drill core melded through funk and metal. Similarly over the top, but in a much worse way, is Six By Seven's 'Breakdown'. Sounding like Father Dick Byrne's song for Eurovision, it has a tiringly cloying lyric and dull synth backing. A near-twenty minute wig out by Magik Markers with the unapproachable title of 'Detail of Judith with the Head of Holofernes' brings the collection to a close in a haze of messy, over-driven guitar and drone.

Worthy of purchase for being a charity record alone, a fair few classy numbers are included alongside some more greying fair. Well worth a punt.

This is the place you'll find reviews from 405 Readers. To join in, head here.