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Under The Radar review
06.10.14

It is rare to find universal goodwill for a musician like that which Johnny Marr receives. More

NME review
06.10.14

Trademark licks and provocative lyrics combine as former Smiths man finds his niche on second solo album

Punk News review
12.08.14

By his own admission, Johnny Cash was invisible in the 1980s. His albums were not selling, and he found himself on the outside looking in at the Nashville establishment. He still...

Insound review
05.08.14

That's the Way It Is is the 40th album by Elvis Presley

NME review
30.07.14

The veteran's latest critiques modern America while embracing the heartland rock of their early years

Under The Radar review
23.09.14

"Take what you can and leave the past behind," sings Tom Petty on "All You Can Carry." "We gotta run." More

Spotinews recomendation
03.08.14

Hi. I was going to write about this album a lot earlier, but it’s missing in one small country. So today I decided to write about it anyhow. Genre: rock. Enjoy Tom Petty and The...

Insound review
29.07.14

Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale's influence on...

Insound review
22.07.14

Gentle Giant have been asked numerous times over the years by loyal fans of their music to provide high end audiophile 5.1 mixes of their recordings.It was not until the acclaimed...

Punk News review
14.07.14

This isn't where it began. It's where it was perfected. The third record in the Ramones' discography, Rocket to Russia is where the Ramones came into their own, and created an...

Punk News review
14.07.14

In a 1981 television interview, Johnny Ramone said "Punk is rebellious rock for kids, all of them…[its] not a bunch of old men playing music for your mothers and fathers. That's...

Punk News review
14.07.14

The attribute that seems most applied to the Ramones' music is that it was "simple." While that's true from a sheet-reading standpoint, it's not the reason the Ramones and their...

Insound review
08.07.14

A Passion Play is the sixth studio album by Jethro Tull, released in 1973. Like its predecessor, Thick as a Brick (1972), it is a concept album the theme being the spiritual...

The Quietus review
02.07.14

It would be nearly impossible to find a band with a more checkered history than Yes. While they've had inconsistencies over their 46 years of existence, they've never wavered in...

Punk News review
14.05.14

[Ed- This is a counter-review to a much older review found here.] The Clash released Sandinista in December of 1980. On it, they experimented in many different styles of music. It...

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…