Music 36 results

Miles Kane – Don’t Forget Who You Are Album Review

Let the bold glam wash over you, the chugging rockers kick you in the backside and the lock step sixties lo-fi seep into your consciousness. It’s all good fun and a serious moment is not to be found. It’s the kind of album you want to crank up when the workday is over and your mind needs no further games of challenge. Not letting intellectualism interfere with simple word play has the effect of making the songs insanely easy to sing along to. The production also leaves everything on ...

Soft Machine Legacy – Burden Of Proof Album Review

Many are the bands that burn bright in their heyday only to break up and then reform for not much more than a paycheck. Then there are the ones that get back together because they still have something musical to say. Soft Machine Legacy are definitely in that latter camp. Also in respect to the former band members, the group has added legacy to their moniker to help distinguish between the past and the present. Originally formed in Canterbury, England, the band was a forerunner to the ...

TV On The Radio – Nine Types Of Light Album Review

The elements that they blend together to create their sound feel so unforced and real. When they get funky and they do often on Nine Types Of Light, you can close your eyes and just see the sly looks on their faces. The kind of look where they are letting you in on a little secret, free your mind and your ass will follow. Weather it’s a freaky falsetto, chicken scratch guitar line or quick stab of horns, these lads live in the land of groove. Locked in and ready to soar, this band ...

John Frusciante – The Empyrean Album Review

One of the most outstanding qualities of Frusciante's playing in the Chili Peppers is that even with the amazing facility he has on guitar, he never lets his playing degrade into mere histrionics. He keeps it earthy and real. With his solo stuff he tends to stray into the spacey and ethereal. So for fans with only the Peppers as reference, this isn't an easy work. This latest solo project is a concept album of sorts and in John's own words can be described as such "The Empyrean is a ...

Paloma Faith – Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful? Album Review

She is listed as co-author of all the tracks on the album, so her work ethic seems intact and writing your own material (even with help) is a good indicator of intent. Her soulful delivery reveals that at the least she has a good record collection and the discerning taste to take advantage of it. Arriving onto the scene without all the baggage of that other self-destructive diva helps to place the focus where it belongs, on the songs. Less in the news results in more time on the turnta...

Augie March – Watch Me Disappear Album Review

The five-piece band from Shepparton, Victoria Australia has always delivered crystalline pop records that are instantly accessible and beautifully easy to digest. With the new record, they attempt to expand their sonic horizons and the results are a set of tunes that take their time getting under your skin. Recorded in Neil Finn's Roundhead studios in New Zealand, the band has taken inspiration from the varied landscape in that island nation and put a concerted effort into utilizing a ...