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Posts

PostDateExcerpt
Prince releases 2 albums in one day: PLECTRUMELECTRUM and ART OFFICIAL AGE09/26/2019In 2014 Prince released two albums in one day, using Warner Bros. as the record company! The story on PLECTRUMELECTRUM and ART OFFICAL AGE!
Bruce Springsteen: 70 years old today!09/23/2019Bruce Springsteen turned 70 years old today. A tribute to the artist by celebrating the stunningly beautiful Racing In The Street!
Arcade Fire debuts with the brilliant Funeral09/14/2019In 2004 Arcade Fire released their debut album. It stunned audiences over the world and was hailed as an instant all-time-classic. Deservedly so? Absolutely! A look back at a brilliant debut.
My 10 favorite music movies09/04/2019Following my favorite soundtracks, here are my favorite music movies. From Woodstock to Whiplash, which music movies did I enjoy most?
Outkast – Aquemini09/29/2018Outkast'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 Groove09/22/2018One 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 198309/21/2018The 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 Frehley09/18/2018In 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 witnessed09/09/2018Today, 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!
Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones09/03/2018Early 1983 Tom Waits' caraeer, which was once filled with so much promise, is vitually over. Until he releases Swordfishtrombones!
The best Rolling Stones singles09/29/2017The World's Greatest Rock and Roll Band: The Rolling Stones. So much great music. A selection of the 10 best singles. A tribute to The Rolling Stones
How Devo made a classic its own09/27/2017How Devo made a classic its own and received Mick Jagger's blessing. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction the way Devo does it, is a completely new song.
Cody ChesnuTT – The Headphone Masterpiece09/24/2017In 2002 an album was released by an, at the time, unknown Cody ChesnuTT. The impressive kaleidoscopic The Headphone Masterpiece.
Prince Charles & The City Beat Band – Stone Killers09/20/2017Prince Charles & The City Beat Band was a funk band which was active at the beginning of the 1980's. They made Stone Killers: an (unknown) classic!
Talking Heads: 7709/16/2017The very first album by Talking Heads: 77. A great album and the start of an impressive career. A look back at their debut.
Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84)09/13/2017Simple Minds' album New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84) from 1982 was the culmination of everything that came before. A timeless classic album by a band that would never again be able to perform at that level.
Neil Young – Hitchhiker09/08/2017In 1976 Neil Young recorded 10 songs in one session. He shelved the album, until now. Hitchhiker is finally released in 2017. A review.
Music morning opening junior highschool09/05/2017In 1983 the music lessons were altered: pop-music was treated seriously and we were allowed to bring our own music to school!
LCD Soundsystem – American Dream09/02/2017LCD Soundsystem was my favorite band of the start of the 21st century. After 7 years new material sees the light of day. Is the reunion really such a good idea?
Prince & The New Power Generation – Diamonds And Pearls09/27/2016The first Prince album to disappoint me: Prince & The New Power Generation - Diamonds And Pearls. Looking back on the 25 year-old album.
Queen: my very first music love09/20/2016Queen? Really? Yes, really. Queen is the first music that genuinely felt mine. Loved the music, image, everything! Up until Jazz/Live Killers.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree09/13/2016One of the most moving records I have ever heard. Nick Cave doesn't sweeten his heartfelt sorrow over losing his son. It's a stunningly beautiful and moving record...
Guilty pleasures09/09/2016Guilty pleasures: a strange and peculiar phenomenon. Why the need measure and compare your musical taste to others think? However, the temptation is too big, even for me: a top 10...

Concerts

ConcertDateExcerpt
Janelle Monáe09/07/20184½/5: Very good concert by Janelle Monáe.
LCD Soundsystem09/12/20175/5: Concert of the year? It seems like it. LCD Soundsystem tore the Paradiso down with a perfect mix of old and new. What a band!
Metallica09/06/20174/5: Tight show by Metallica. Impressive visuals and high level musicianship. Happy to finally have seen Metallica.
Bryan Ferry09/29/20164/5: A beautiful, at times moving concert of a visibly enjoying Bryan Ferry, at Paradiso. A few goosebump moments and another top concert richer.
Sufjan Stevens09/24/20155/5: Beautiful, intimate concert by this undisputed talent and great story teller.
U209/13/20154½/5: At the very last moment I bought tickets to this concert and was blown away by an extremely hungry, energetic and motivated U2. By far the best U2 concert I ever witnessed!
Pharrell Williams09/23/20143/5: Nice show, that really exploded during the N.E.R.D. section halfway through the concert. Unfortunately, too many taped vocals.
Beck09/08/20143½/5: Good concert by Beck. Really happy he played Debra, off favorite Midnite Vultures.
Peter Gabriel09/30/20133½/5: Peter Gabriel opening with a very strong set of songs and even adding Family Snapshot: top!
Janelle Monáe09/20/20134/5: Janelle Monáe in the small intimate People's Place. Energetic, funky show. She does deserve a (much) better band though.
George Michael09/14/20123½/5: Good show. His voice is still great. Beautiful performances of, amongst others, Cowboys And Angels. Just great.
The Specials09/14/20114½/5: Completely sold-out Paradiso, end of summer and The Specials giving lots of attention to More Specials. Can life get any better?
Stevie Wonder09/15/20083½/5: All the hype in the newspapers made me more than curious. Too many ballads and too little funk. But when it was funky, it was amazing!
The Police09/14/20072/5: Very disappointing concert at the, for concerts, disastrous ArenA.
Bryan Ferry09/09/20023½/5: Good show by Bryan Ferry. At the end we, including my mother (!), ran for the stage. 🙂
Roxy Music09/13/20014/5: We had to be there, my sisters, my mother and me. They were great!
The Rolling Stones09/05/19982/5: Bad show by the Stones.
Michael Jackson09/30/19961/5: Terrible show by Michael Jackson. Half of it wasn't live and when he did sing it was bad.
Racism Beat It!09/18/19933/5: Don't remember too much (of the music). Was a great day.
Prince09/09/19885/5: This concert was special. One of the best shows I ever witnessed.