Category: Review

LCD Soundsystem – Christmas Will Break Your Heart

LCD Soundsystem - Christmas Will Break Your Heart (2015) (genius.com)

On Christmas Eve in 2015 LCD Soundsystem released a new single, Christmas Will Break Your Heart. Such bliss!

The Clash top themselves with the stunning Sandinista!

The Clash 1980 (facebook.com/theclash)

1980 came to a fantastic end with the release of the impressive Sandinista! by The Clash: three albums filled with hiphop, jazz, dub, reggae, gospel, funk, rap, rockabilly, calypso, rock en disco!

Bob Marley And The Wailers Live!, the best live album of all time?

Bob Marley And The Wailers - Live! - Album cover print proof (ha.com)

In 1975 Bob Marley And The Wailers released the beautiful, impressive and classic Live! Reggae had arrived and was here to stay!

Mayte also releases an album, Child Of The Sun

Mayte - Child Of The Sun (bol.com)

In 1995 Mayte released her first (and last) album on NPG Records. The story of that album and her introduction to and departure from Prince’s world.

Sly And The Family Stone release one of the best compilations of all time

Sly And The Family Stone 1970 (youtube.com)

Sly And The Family Stone released one of the very best albums of all time in 1970: Greatest Hits. The best compilation album ever?

Kate Bush makes her comeback with the beautiful Aerial

Kate Bush - Aerial (katebush.com)

After a twelve year abscence Kate Bush returned to the world of music in 2005. Aerial reminded everyone just how good and unique Kate Bush still was. A look back.

Outkast releases the fantastic Stankonia!

Outkast - Stankonia (amazon.com)

After the impressive Acquemini, Outkast almost effortlessly equalled it in 2000: Stankonia. The story behind masterpiece number two!

Today in 1980 Frank Zappa performed in Buffalo

Frank Zappa - Buffalo (zappa.com)

On October 25th, 1980, Frank Zappa and his alien, perfect band played in Buffalo, New York. A look back on a fantastic show and release!

Japan – Gentlemen Take Polaroids

Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids (electricityclub.co.uk)

Japan released their fourth album Gentlemen Take Polaroids in 1980. An album without any weak links. The story behind another classic Japan album.

The Cult breaks through with Love!

The Cult - Love (beggars.com)

In 1985 The Cult released their second album Love. It pointed towards the rock band they were about to become, but still had new-wave and goth elements. The story of a great album!

Prince starts his genius run with the fantastic Dirty Mind

Prince - Paradiso basement May 29th, 1981 (facebook.com)

In 1980 Prince released his third album. Dirty Mind was to be the starting point of the unequalled series of no less than eight consecutive genius albums. The story of Dirty Mind!

Prince – Dirty Mind – Reviews, press & interviews

Prince - Dirty Mind - Reviews, press & interviews (apoplife.nl)

Dirty Mind, the album and the tour, were lauded by the press. In Europe also, where Prince played his first 3 shows in 1981. A collection of press clippings.

More Specials, the best album of 1980?

The Specials 1980 (thespecials.com)

The story on the second album by The Specials. Amidst chaos, fights, resentment and creativity the band emerges with the sublime More Specials. A look back.

Prince – Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition

Prince - Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe Edition (prince.com)

The long expected re-release of Prince’s great 1987 album Sign O’ The Times. A review of an impressive release. In one word? Crucial!

At long last Prince’s The Gold Experience is released!

Prince live 1995 (pitchfork.com)

Finally, The Gold Experience, Prince’s love child sees the light of day. The complete story about an album that sparked controversy. Was it worth it?