Category: Review

Prince – Emancipation

With the release of Emancipation Prince celebrated his liberation from his contract with Warner Bros. It became a 3 hour-long, 36 song album, divided by 3-discs. 20 years ago today. A look back.

Japan – Tin Drum

Japan’s Tin Drum: 35 years old! An utterly unique masterpiece by the former glamrock band Japan. A tribute to the best music can produce.

Leonard Cohen – Greatest Hits

Leonard Cohen’s Greatest Hits is a kind of soundtrack to my youth: beautiful songs. A (small) tribute to the Artist (with a capital A).

The Cure: 35 years of Faith

In honor of 35 years of depression and beauty, a tribute to the album Faith, the best album within the entire body of work by The Cure!

Amy Winehouse – Back To Black

Family favorite Amy Winehouse – Back To Black is 10 years old. This album still sounds fantastic and still moves, even after listening all those times!

Prince – The Rainbow Children

15 years old already: Prince – The Rainbow Childen, a controversial album, but also an artistic highlight. A tribute to an unknown Prince album.

Public Enemy – Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Black

25 years ago today Public Enemy’s last masterpiece was released: Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Black. Saw them live at the time: impressive and unforgettable. A tribute to a hip-hop classic!

Prince & The New Power Generation – Diamonds And Pearls

The first Prince album to disappoint me: Prince & The New Power Generation – Diamonds And Pearls. Looking back on the 25 year-old album.

Queen: my very first music love

Queen? Really? Yes, really. Queen is the first music that genuinely felt mine. Loved the music, image, everything! Up until Jazz/Live Killers.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

One of the most moving records I have ever heard. Nick Cave doesn’t sweeten his heartfelt sorrow over losing his son. It’s a stunningly beautiful and moving record…

Sezen Aksu – Söylüyor

Sezen Aksu, the most important person within Turkish (pop)music of the last decades, in 1989 made this beautiful Söylüyor. A tribute.

30 years ago, the best show I ever witnessed

1986 was an important year. I turned 20 years old, moved to Amsterdam into a (spaceous) flat. I bought my first cd-player and on August 18th I went to a concert that would resound for years to come: Prince & The Revolution at Ahoy Rotterdam.

The Family Stand – Moon In Scorpio

Unknown, unloved. That sadly applies to this album. A masterpiece by a fantastic band with top singer Sandra St. Victor.

David Bowie Is exhibit

Beautiful exhibit, with lots of nice and special items (Synthi synthesizer!). Had a great afternoon in Groningen with Rachid.

Emancipation? No, thank u!

1996: Emancipation has just been released. I post this review in newsgroup alt.music.prince. Nice to re-read this after all those years!