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Insound review
16.04.14

This creative burst from "The Brothers Gibb" is remembered with a five-disc collection that includes all three studio albums, along with a selection of rare demos and outtakes...

The Line of Best Fit review
27.03.14

An interlude of good humor between the populist heat of Cash’s prison albums and the Christ-haunted nightscapes of his comeback LPs.

Under The Radar review
10.04.14

Out Among the Stars is a newly unearthed Johnny Cash album, recorded in 1981 and 1984 but for some reason shelved at the time.  More

NME review
07.04.14

A third release from beyond the grave - this time from The Man In Black's wilderness years

Clash review
17.03.14

A pretty special 40th anniversary edition...

Insound review
31.01.14

Just several years removed from its pioneering debut and follow-up efforts, Chicago found itself in a environment where musical tastes had radically shifted. Slightly streamlining...

The Line of Best Fit review
29.01.14

Is David Crosby about to enter the most prolific period of his musical career? With his pianist son’s able assistance, there might just be hope.

Insound review
07.01.14

Bob Dylan's Desire on numbered limited edition hybrid SCAD from Mobile Fidelity.

The Line of Best Fit review
07.01.14

An occasionally brilliant yet slightly lackluster collection of The Boss's favourite recent odds and ends - with added Tom Morello.

Clash review
24.01.14

A very mixed 18th studio album...

Punk News review
20.01.14

It’s hard to avoid feeling like Bruce Springsteen hedged his bets with new release High Hopes. When he brought back some old tunes for 2012’s Wrecking Ball, it was billed as a...

NME review
20.01.14

Bruce Springsteen's 18th record is a collection of previously unreleased offcuts

Spotinews recomendation
15.01.14

Hey. The new album by rock singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen is a recent Spotify addition. Enjoy! Bruce Springsteen – High HopesFiled under: 2014, Rock, Singer-songwriter

Under The Radar review
15.01.14

As a live performer, Bruce Springsteen has been burning down the road for the last 40 years, and judging by the fact that he played the longest show of his career in 2012, it...

Insound review
14.01.14

High Hopes finds Springsteen in a number of different musical settings and includes the members of the E Street Band as well as guitarist Tom Morello and many additional players...

The Quietus review
10.01.14

It's a tricky one to pull off well, the old 'collection of outtakes, covers and reworkings', but if the cynical among you (cynical in the presence of the Boss? The power of Bruce...

Insound review
24.12.13

The most successful and influential progressive rock band in the world, Yes will celebrate its prolific tenure at Atlantic Records with a new boxed set that contains all 12 of the...

Spotinews recomendation
17.12.13

Morning. This delicate live album by singer-songwriter Neil Young, featuring performances from his six 1970 concerts, is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Read some...

Insound review
05.12.13

A Song for Me was released at the start of 1970 and the first album with the band's revised line-up with John Weider replacing Ric Grech on bass and Poli Palmer replacing Jim King...

Insound review
11.11.13

King rececorded a plethora of singles from 1962 to 1965 on cool blues labels like Kangaroo, Tracie and Hall-Way. Culling from these singles sessions, TCF Records released Albert's...

Under The Radar review
21.10.13

Regardless of whether one already has all of The Clash's albums, the immersive experience of sinking into the lovingly detailed Sound System will serve as a reminder of why fans...

Insound review
14.10.13

Dire Straits' biggest selling album - in fact, one of the biggest selling albums worldwide of all time, 1985's Brothers In Arms , helped musically define a decade. A sophisticated...

Clash review
09.10.13

Spontaneous energy and frequent naked emotions...

Under The Radar review
18.10.13

New finds Paul McCartney no closer to resting on his golden laurels than he was 40 years ago. After last year's album of standards, Kisses on the Bottom, New is his first...

NME review
14.10.13

With producers Mark Ronson, Ethan Johns, Paul Epworth and Giles Martin, Macca delivers his most enjoyable album in years

Clash review
24.09.13

Outtakes, but nothing you shouldn’t take home…

Spotinews recomendation
17.09.13

Hey again. Let continue with the new album by LAKE. Genre: pop. Enjoy! LAKE – The World is Real Filed under: 2013, Pop

Clash review
09.09.13

Bob Stanley assesses their career-spanning new collection…

NME review
19.08.13

A decent souvenir of the day the Stones returned to Hyde Park, 44 years after the legendary 1969 gig

Insound review
06.08.13

Deluxe edition includes many bonus tracks, a 40 page book featuring an essay by Memphis historian Robert Gordon, and rare photos, clippings, and memorabilia! 1973 was a crucial...

Insound review
06.08.13

1973 was a crucial year in the career of Elvis Presley. Riding high on the success of Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite , which was seen by over 1 BILLION people, Elvis did...

Insound review
30.07.13

Rhythm & Blues , produced and co-written with Tom Hambridge, contains 80 minutes of new music including new studio recordings covers of blues classics. The album includes...

Insound review
26.06.13

After years in the making, the story of Big Star will finally hit the big screen in the forthcoming feature-length documentary, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (Magnolia Pictures...

Clash review
07.06.13

Heavy metal masters return in fine form...

NME review
18.06.13

Sabbath’s return is hardly subtle – but the Brummie heavy metal pioneers remain diabolical in all the right ways

Spotinews recomendation
16.06.13

Hi. I doubt anyone missed the new Black Sabbath album, but I still think it’s a solid effort worthy of a blog post. Genre: hard rock/heavy metal. Enjoy! (US version here.) (Thanks...

Punk News review
15.06.13

From: John Gentile To: Bryne Yancey, Tori Pederson Date: Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 12:33 AM Subject: Black Sabbath Guys, everyone keeps talking about a new Black Sabbath album. I've...

Spin review
13.06.13

Metal gods, possibly estranged for longer than you've been alive, refuse to evolve (or embarrass) themselves

Insound review
13.06.13

Produced by Rick Rubin (seven-time Grammy winner, two of those as Producer of the Year), 13 will be released on Vertigo/Republic in the U.S. Currently on tour, Black Sabbath...

Insound review
04.06.13

Numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity. Infectious doo wop, carefree soul, harmonious pop – a testament to the music of Billy Joel's childhood. The seven-times...

Insound review
04.06.13

Numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity. The landmark double album was recorded in Nashville with Al Kooper, Robbie Robertson, and a cadre of top session cats...

The Quietus review
04.06.13

I was 15 when I first saw Deep Purple. This was 1971, at Belle Vue King's Hall, Manchester. It was my first experience of a live concert and proved suitably thrilling. Three rows...

Insound review
04.06.13

The man who forever changed the sound of rock n' roll when he invented distortion presents this brand new solo album of all original material! Featuring guest appearances by The...

Clash review
10.05.13

Stewart's self-penned material comprises a welcome return...

Insound review
23.04.13

The definitive, remastered 35th anniversary edition of Kaya ! Features the classics, "Is This Love", "Sun Is Shining", "Time Will Tell" and "Satisfy My Soul". Includes the non-LP...