Category: Review

LCD Soundsystem – Electric Lady Sessions

Today the latest album by LCD Soundsystem was released: Electric Lady Sessions. A live album containing three covers. Is it a good one (yet again)? A review.

Crass – The Feeding Of The 5000

At the end of the 1970’s Crass started her full-on attack on society. The Feeding Of The 5000 was their first feat. An anarchopunk classic!

Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead

40 years ago Bauhaus 1919 went into the studio for the first time. The first song they ever recorded became an anthem and the start of a new musical genre. An extraordinary story.

Antony And The Johnsons – The Crying Light

In 2009 Antony And The Johnsons released their third album. A triumph. A beautiful, moving album. And, why is Beyoncé involved?

Closing of 2018

Closing of 2018. What was good? What wasn’t? What were the main events? What blog stories were favorite? A look back at 2018.

James Brown: A Funky Christmas!

James Brown’s second Christmas album was released 50 years ago! A look back at the most funky Christmas ever created. By The Godfather Of Soul!

Breaking up in public: Marvin Gaye’s impressive Here, My Dear

Marvin Gaye’s marriage was over. A remarkable payment arrangement was struck. Here, My Dear was Marvin’s account of this tumultuous period in his life.

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!

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!

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.