Category: Review

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

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

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)

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 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

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!

David Bowie changes course towards (plastic) soul: Young Americans

In 1975 David Bowie released Young Americans, a soul and R&B album. How did it hold up and where does it stand today? A look back.

Tröckener Kecks, from punk to new wave to rock

Tröckener Kecks was my favorite rock band in the early 1980s to sing in the Dutch language. The story of the Amsterdam band following their discography.

The Black Crowes Present $hake Your Money Maker

Seemingly out of nowhere a great rock & roll debut album was released in 1990: The Black Crowes Present $hake Your Money Maker. A look back

The Smiths release their second masterpiece, Meat Is Murder

Early 1985 The Smiths release their second masterpiece. Meat Is Murder turns out to be a beautiful album that contains a number of timeless Smiths classics. A look back.

U.K. Subs – Crash Course

In 1980 U.K. Subs released their live album Crash Course. It would be their biggest success. The story behind the band and the album!

D’Angelo astonishes the music world with Voodoo

The new millennium isn’t even 4 weeks old yet when the first masterpiece is released: D’Angelo’s Voodoo is a rare and beautifiul piece of art. A look back!

Closing Of 2019

Closing of 2019. What was good? What wasn’t? What were the main events? What blog stories were favorite? A look back at 2019.

Quiet Life: Japan changes direction

With the release of Quiet Life Japan went into new musical territory. The story behind the pivot point in the career of the vastly underrated band.

The Clash and London Calling, the story of a triumph

At the brink of the new 1980s decade a masterpiece was released. The double album London Calling by The Clash is a caleidoscopic, impressive album. A look back.

In 1984 charity hit the charts: Do They Know It’s Christmas?

At the end of 1984 the charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas? unexpectedly turned out to be one of the biggest singles of the year. The story behind this unique occasion.