Category: Review

Run The Jewels – RTJ4: tribute to victims, protestors and activists

Run The Jewels - RTJ4 (runthejewels.com)

The release of RTJ4 came earlier than planned. A great move, because this album is very much needed. The shocking events in the US need perspective. Run The Jewels provide that in an impressive way!

Prince – Nude Tour – The reviews

Prince - Nude Tour - Reviews (apoplife.nl)

Prince’s 1990 Nude Tour received heavy press coverage. No unanimous praise this time, but disappointment and admiration went hand in hand. A selection of reviews.

David Bowie – LIVEANDWELL.COM

David Bowie - LIVEANDWELL.COM - davidbowie.com 2020 cover (davidbowie.com)

In 1999 BowieNet members received the first Bowie internet CD, in part compiled by members themselves. In 2020 it was made available for everybody to enjoy and listen to!

Devo’s third (and best?) album, Freedom Of Choice

Devo - Freedom Of Choice - Poster (dangerousminds.net)

In 1980 Devo released their third album. Freedom Of Choice saw the band taking a new turn which obviously connected to people. It was to be the band’s biggest succes, one that unfortunately wouldn’t be replicated.

Linton Kwesi Johnson’s masterpiece Bass Culture

Linton Kwesi Johnson - Bass Culture (allmusic.com)

Linton Kwesi Johnson’s third album Bass Culture appeared in 1980. An impressive and rather depressing report on immigrant life in England. Read the complete story!

The Cure surprises with the sublime Seventeen Seconds

The Cure - A Forest (7 en 12 inch) (discogs.com)

In 1980 The Cure released their second album, Seventeen Seconds, the real beginning. The story behind the album and its subsequrent tour.

Prince creates psychedelic funk on Around The World In A Day

Prince And The Revolution - Around The World In A Day - Album cover print proof (icollector.com)

In 1985 Prince released the impressive Around The World In A Day. The complete story on an album that above everything else should not be Purple Rain Part II.

Prince – Around The World In A Day – The reviews

Prince And The Revolution - Around The World In A Day reviews (apoplife.nl)

Five contemporary reviews of Prince’s seventh album Around The World In A Day, which was released on April 22nd, 1985. Mixed reviews on a superb album.

Romanthony – R.Hide In Plain Site

Romanthony - R.Hide In Plain Site (discogs.com)

The story on the album R.Hide In Plain Site by Romanthony. A look back and tribute to the career of the original dance producer Romanthony, that was tragically cut short.

And yet another Public Enemy hip-hop classic, Fear Of A Black Planet

Public Enemy 1990 (soulhead.com)

The road to Public Enemy’s third album was a rocky one. The story of a hip hop classic that would turn into Public Enemy’s best sold album: Fear Of A Black Planet.

Sufjan Stevens releases the beautiful, demure and moving Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Tour (joshuahiggason.net)

In 2015 Sufjan Stevens released the beautiful, moving and intimate Carrie & Lowell, a brutally honest portrait of Carrie’s passing and the reaction to that. Impressive!

Van Halen’s third album slams: Women And Children First

Van Halen - Women And Children First (spotify.com)

The third Van Halen album proved that the band was more than the sum of its parts. An impressive piece of work by a band that sadly showed the first signs of the bumpy road ahead.

Prince 1995 Ultimate Live Experience in Holland (by guest author Edward)

Prince, Brabanthallen, Den Bosch, Holland, 1995 (nme.com)

Personal memories of the 4 ‘Ultimate Live Experience’ shows Prince staged in 1995 in Den Bosch and Amsterdam. A magical time for Prince music lovers!

Father John Misty – Off-​Key In Hamburg

Father John Misty - Off-Key In Hamburg (fatherjohnmisty.bandcamp.com)

Father John Misty released the live album Off-Key In Hamburg on March 23rd, 2020, to help donations to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Enjoy the opportunity to have great music and give aid to a great cause!

Frank Sinatra’s forgotten masterpiece Watertown

Frank Sinatra - Relaxing/Sabbatical? (amazon.com)

In 1970 Frank Sinatra released an album that was nearly forgotten, due to bad sales and reviews. Nowadays we know better: it’s his last masterpiece!