Category Archive: Review

Sep 13 2017

Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84)

Simple Minds’ album New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84) from 1982 was the culmination of everything that came before. A timeless classic album by a band that would never again be able to perform at that level.

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Sep 08 2017

Neil Young – Hitchhiker

In 1976 Neil Young recorded 10 songs in one session. He shelved the album, until now. Hitchhiker is finally released in 2017. A review.

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Sep 02 2017

LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

LCD Soundsystem was my favorite band of the start of the 21st century. After 7 years new material sees the light of day. Is the reunion really such a good idea?

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Aug 29 2017

Cat Power – Sun

The ninth Cat Power album contains a lot of electronica, which is unique for a Cat Power album. Is that a good sign? Absolutely! A look back.

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Aug 20 2017

Richie Havens Sings Beatles And Dylan

Richie Havens Sings Beatles And Dylan caused a major division between music lovers, and it still does to this day. Why?

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Aug 16 2017

David Bowie – Cracked Actor

David Bowie’s 1974 tour released in a beautiful document. Given Bowie´s state at the time it is amazing he could stand, let alone give this kind of great shows.

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Jul 30 2017

The musical answer to 9/11: Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising

September 11th 2001: a terrorist attack on the World Trade Center would change the world forever. Bruce Springsteen offered comfort one year later with the release of his phenomenal album The Rising.

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Jul 28 2017

Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Today the fifth Arcade Fire was finally released. How does it hold up when compared to the albums that preceeded Everything Now? A review.

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Jul 21 2017

Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction

The debut by Guns N’ Roses from 1987 had some startup issues. After that Appetite For Destruction conquered the rock audience and the world. The story of a breath of fresh air, that was badly needed.

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Jul 13 2017

Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby

When Terence Trent D’Arby’s debut was released in 1987, it was a sensation. He was very sure of his own self and thought his debut was pure genius. How does it hold up in 2017?

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Jul 07 2017

Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full

Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid In Full has been a hip-hop classic for 30 years. An essential link in sampling and intelligent rap. A tribute!

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Jul 02 2017

I Feel Love: the future is here and now!

Donna Summer’s I Feel Love is 40 years old. It sounded futuristic then and it still sounds otherworldly. A great dance record, influencing the music of that era and the music of today!

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Jun 24 2017

Prince & The Revolution – Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded

The deluxe expanded version of Purple Rain. For the first time since ages once again nervous about a Prince release. Rightfully so?

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Jun 23 2017

Danko Jones – Born A Lion

Danko Jones’ debut-album from 2002 Born A Lion is 35 minutes long ultratight energetic rock ‘n’ roll played with passion and fire!

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Jun 18 2017

King Crimson 1981 – 1984

I ran into King Crimson’s Three Of A Perfect Pair at the library. It connected. A look back on the best King Crimson era.

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