Jul 27 2018

Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream

Smashing Pumpkins delivered on its promise with the release of Siamese Dream. A rich, heavy and at times moving album. The first of three masterpieces in a row.

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Jul 15 2018

Anthony Hamilton – Comin’ From Where I’m From

Anthony Hamilton’s second official album Comin’From Where I’m From is very successful in the US. In Europe he and his album go by unnoticed, A tribute to a great soul album.

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Jul 07 2018

Singles from my elementary school days

When I was a boy, singles were the indicator for success and a cheap alternative to the (mega) expensive LP. All singles I received as a present or bought myself during my elementary school days.

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Jun 28 2018

Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

The second Public Enemy album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back turns 30 years old already! The best hip-hop album of all time? A look back.

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Jun 19 2018

Prince – N.E.W.S.

In 2003 Prince released 3 instrumental albums. After Xpectation and the great C-Note, N.E.W.S. was added in June. An impressive piece of work. A look back at an album that is not well-known.

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Jun 15 2018

Japan – Oil On Canvas

Japan – Oil On Canvas: 35 years later still a monumental goodbye to one of the greatest bands of the early 1980’s. A review of one of my all time favorite albums.

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Jun 07 2018

Prince and the name change

25 years ago Prince shocked the (music)world. He took on a new name. A symbol that was unpronouncable. Looking back at 6.5 years of controversy.

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Jun 02 2018

LCD Soundsystem, the best songs

The band that moves me the most in the 21st century is LCD Soundsystem. Never made a bad album, never recorded a bad song and never gave a bad show. Pretty impressive. The 10 best songs!

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May 26 2018

Roy Ayers – Coffy

Early 1970’s blaxploitation movies were very popular. Many of those movies contained beautiful music. As was the case with Coffy, which got a fantastisc jazzy soundtrack, made by Roy Ayers.

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May 19 2018

Herman Brood makes two great rock albums in 1 year!

1978: Herman Brood makes two great rock records in 1 year! Shpritsz and Cha Cha are among the very best that Dutch rock ‘n roll has ever produced. 40 years ago Herman Brood took The Netherlands by storm. A look back on a true phenomenon!

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