Category: Review

The Who’s Tommy: the ultimate childhood sentiment

In 1969 The Who released their rock opera Tommy. It was a major influence in my childhood years and still is a favorite album. A look back.

The Blue Nile – A Walk Across The Rooftops (Tinseltown In The Rain)

Somewhere in 1984 I heard the beautiful Tinseltown In The Rain for the first time. It turned out to be by The Blue Nile. Debut album A Walk Across The Rooftops is equally great!

Echo & The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain

In 1984 Echo & The Bunnymen released the classic Ocean Rain. Lush orchestration with beautiful melodies and (incomprehensible) lyrics. A look back at a 1980’s classic.

Prince steps back into the limelight: Musicology

After years of obscurity Prince wanted to step back into the limelight. He wrote a hit album, organized a successful tour and 2004 was his come back year. Veni, vidi, vici!

Pixies and the story behind the classic Doolittle

In 1989 the Pixies released their masterpiece Doolittle. A spectacularly good album that influenced future generations to this day. A look back at a great, superb, fantastic album.

Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love

In 2014 Paolo Nutini released his third album, Caustic Love. A beautiful, atmospheric, soulful album with the impressive songs Better Man and Iron Sky. A look back.

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!