The album reviews section of the BBC's website is to be scrapped from the 1st of April due to cuts in the broadcaster's budgets. Unfortunately a lack of available funds has led to this highly-regarded part of the BBC's online music coverage being discontinued.

Editor Mike Diver told MusicWeek:

"These budgets are, naturally, reviewed regularly; and this time the decision was made to cut the reviews service entirely. All writers, save myself, were freelancers. Losing the BBC album reviews is, after the closure of The Stool Pigeon, another disappointing chapter in an ongoing saga of dwindling opportunities for music critics."