Category: Review

Gil Scott-Heron: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The story on the 1974 compilation and the greatest song in Gil Scott-Heron’s career: The Revolution Will Not be Televised. The birth of hip-hop? A look back.

Prince – The Chocolate Invasion & The Slaughterhouse: ‘File under P’?

On March 29th, 2004, Prince released two compilation albums, availaible exclusively to members of the NPG Music Club. A look back at two forgotten releases in Prince’s rich body of work.

Prince – The Lotusflow3r three album set

In 2009 Prince released a new album: in normal Prince fashion this was no ordinary release: Lotusflow3r, three albums in one.

Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans

15 years ago Sufjan Stevens releases the beautiful Seven Swans, a break from the year-old ‘Fifty States Project’. A look back!

Solange – When I Get Home

Finally the new Solange album has been released: When I Get Home. Once again an impressive album. A review.

Underworld – Beaucoup Fish

In 1999 Underworld released the fantastic Beaucoup Fish. How does that album hold up compared to their entire body of work? A look back.

Van Hunt debuts

In 2004 Van Hunt makes his debut. A promising new artist, who makes ‘real’ soul and can do everything by himself. A look back at his first album.

Thomas Dolby – The Flat Earth

In 1984 Thomas Dolby released his second album. Was it just as good as his fantastic debut and She Blinded Me With Science? A look back.

David Bowie – Serious Moonlight (live ’83)

Yet another great David Bowie release. The Serious Moonlight Tour, which catapulted Bowie’s career into the stratosphere. Finally available as an audio release!

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!