Category: Review

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.

The Waterboys say farewell to ‘the big music’: Fisherman’s Blues!

In 1988 The Waterboys surprised a lot of people with their new album Fisherman’s Blues. Where had their well-known and popular ‘big music’ gone? The story about a search for simplicity and honesty.

Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters

In 1973 Herbie Hancock released a hybrid album. It unified rhythm and blues, jazz and funk. It was an instant mega success. The story behind the phenomenal Head Hunters!

Cat Power – Wanderer

Cat Power made a new record. Once again, fantastic! The story of Wanderer.

Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See

In 1993 Mazzy Star releases their second album, the beautiful So Tonight That I Might See, uit. David Roback and Hope Sandoval are victorious. A look back.

Outkast – Aquemini

Outkast’s third album Aquemini is 20 years old. At the time, the follow-ups Stankonia and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, had yet to be created. The story of a masterpiece.

Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove

One Nation Under A Groove: the most successful Funkadelic album turns 40 years old. A look back on an essential funk offering.

Prince – Piano & A Microphone 1983

The first real release after Prince’s demise, the Estate delivers Piano & A Microphone 1983, whose recordings have been available for years amongst collectors. A good idea?

Kiss solo albums: Ace Frehley

In 1978 Kiss released four solo albums in one day. The album by the underrated guitar player Ace Frehley was the best, by far. A look back at a unique feat.

30 years ago, the most special show I ever witnessed

Today, 30 years ago, I witnessed the most special show in my life. Prince played in Dortmund to a predominantly Dutch crowd. The show was broadcast simultaneously!