Category: Review

Sun, top funk & soul from Ohio

Sun, a forgotten funk & soul band who released three great albums from 1976 to 1978. One year ago they were remastered and re-released. Beautiful funky music, that deserves to be heard!

Prince is victorious (once again) with Sign O’ The Times

On March 27th 1987 I bought Sign O’ The Times, again a kaleidoscopic album. The genius of the musical whirlwind from Minneapolis seemed limitless. And after 9 months he came to Europe again! New band, new look, new tour. A look back at one of the many highlights in Prince’s career.

Spoon – Hot Thoughts

Who would have thought that Spoon would fuse funk and rock into a great unity? Not me, and yet there was Hot Thoughts. A great album!

AC/DC – Let There Be Rock

AC/DC’s Let There Be Rock was the first album on which AC/DC found their definitive sound. A heavy, direct and swinging album. A look back on AC/DC, and Let There Be Rock in particular.

Grinderman

Grinderman: the fantastic side-project by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds that started 10 years ago and ended 5 years and 3 albums later: a tribute to a great project and to Nick Cave.

Thundercat – Drunk

Thundercat’s third album Drunk is a beautiful, varied album. Just recently released and already a highlight for 2017!

U2: From Pinkpop through the desert to the supermarket

U2: From my first encounter (Pinkpop 1981) through 30 year old The Joshua Tree to personal favorite: 20 year old Pop.

Simon And Garfunkel – The Concert In Central Park

Early 1980’s New York’s Central Park was in chaos. The solution came in the form of a concert by legendary duo Simon And Garfunkel. How an improbable reunion grew out to be a triumph.

Pavement – Brighten The Corners

20 years ago Pavement’s Brighten The Corners was released, their finest album. The re-release in particular, turned out to be a real treasure. From Denmark, no less!

Divine – My First Album

Drag queen Divine got into music 35 years ago and emerged with My First Album: a great dance album!

Madhouse: Prince and jazz

Prince and jazz: Madhouse, the interesting and good project that resulted in two beautiful albums in 1987, 30 years ago: a tribute!

Daft Punk – Homework

Daft Punk’s Homework turns 20 years old. Considered a classic, almost from day one. One of my first dance albums.

Closing of 2016

Closing of 2016. What was good? What wasn´t? What were the main events? Which stories were the favorites? A look back at a year, that got off to a very good start.

George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1

George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice is het highlight in man’s body of work: a beautiful album with great songs that showed that Michael was to be taken seriously: a tribute.

A Christmas Gift For You

Phil Spector’s A Christmas Gift For You is widely regarded as the world’s best Christmas album of all time. Do I agree?