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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 ...