Category Archive: Review

Dec 08 2018

Public Image Limited: life after The Sex Pistols

In 1978 Johnny Rotten was fed up with The Sex Pistols. Out with punk. In came Public Image Limited. Post punk avant la lettre!

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Dec 01 2018

The Manor Sessions: The Cult travels from Love through Peace to Electric

After the, unexpected, big success of Love, The Cult went to work on Peace. The album would never be released. With Rick Rubin the band would release successor Electric. The story!

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Nov 25 2018

The live album by Siouxsie And The Banshees: Nocturne

In 1983 Siouxsie And The Banshees released the live double album Nocturne. At last it clicked. The story of Siouxise and Robert Smith’s help.

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Nov 23 2018

Without Eno Roxy Music makes the album Stranded: their best?

Before Roxy Music started recordings for their third album, Brian Eno was fired. Did it impact their third album, Stranded?

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Nov 18 2018

Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe

Five years ago I bought the second Blood Orange based on reading reviews alone. They promised something beautiful. A look back at the Cupid Deluxe.

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Nov 10 2018

Queen and fascism: the Jazz album

Following the release of the Jazz album, Queen was called a fascist band. A preposterous statement. In search of the story behind the seventh Queen album.

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Oct 27 2018

Japan – Obscure Alternatives

The second Japan album signals a change in course. The band itself doesn’t like looking back on it, but the album holds up surprisingly well.

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Oct 21 2018

Neil Young – Comes A Time

In 1978 Neil Young released the Comes A Time album. It was highly anticipated, for it meant a return to the Harvest sound. A look back at a one-off Neil Young album.

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Oct 17 2018

The Waterboys say farewell to ‘the big music’: Fisherman’s Blues!

In 1988 The Waterboys surprised a lot of people with their new album Fisherman’s Blues. Where had their well-known and popular ‘big music’ gone? The story about a search for simplicity and honesty.

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Oct 13 2018

Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters

In 1973 Herbie Hancock released a hybrid album. It unified rhythm and blues, jazz and funk. It was an instant mega success. The story behind the phenomenal Head Hunters!

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Oct 05 2018

Cat Power – Wanderer

Cat Power made a new record. Once again, fantastic! The story of Wanderer.

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Oct 05 2018

Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See

In 1993 Mazzy Star releases their second album, the beautiful So Tonight That I Might See, uit. David Roback and Hope Sandoval are victorious. A look back.

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Sep 29 2018

Outkast – Aquemini

Outkast’s third album Aquemini is 20 years old. At the time, the follow-ups Stankonia and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, had yet to be created. The story of a masterpiece.

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Sep 22 2018

Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove

One Nation Under A Groove: the most successful Funkadelic album turns 40 years old. A look back on an essential funk offering.

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Sep 21 2018

Prince – Piano & A Microphone 1983

The first real release after Prince’s demise, the Estate delivers Piano & A Microphone 1983, whose recordings have been available for years amongst collectors. A good idea?

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