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Back in the 80’s the New Kids On The Block were a teen boy band sensation. It was reported that the Boston boys of NKOTB, brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg (yes,...

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Album Review: Incubus – 8

May 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Incubus return with a new album, 8– you guessed it, their eighth studio album. The band includes the talents of; Brandon Boyd (vocals, guitar), Michael Einziger (guitar, piano), Jose Pasilla II (drums), Chris Kilmore (keys)...

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Forty years on from his first release, Paul Weller returns with his thirteenth studio album, A Kind Revolution. The album was recorded at Black Barn Studios in Surrey, UK with Jan ‘Stan’ Kybert and Weller...

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Clearly eager to shed his squeaky clean good boy image from his days as a member of One Direction, Liam Payne releases his sexually playful hip hop debut single Strip That Down. Writing cred goes...

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Album Review: Blondie – Pollinator

May 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

I wonder if back in 1974, when Debbie Harry and Chris Stein planted the Blondie seed, they thought they would see the fruition of an eleventh album after a 40+ year career in music. The...

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Since Eurovision Song Contest’s beginning in 1956, it has launched a number of big music careers including that of ABBA and Céline Dion. In 2017 Eurovision was held in Kyiv, Ukraine and 42 nations (including countries...

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Each of the members of the group One Direction have come to a cross road in their career, and Niall Horan, like the others, is now taking his own direction in the music industry. After...

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Mary J. Blige wears her red and bloodied ripped out heart on her sleeve in the impassioned release of music that is Strength Of A Woman. It is no doubt reflects upon her divorce from...

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Album Review: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the past year, Kendrick Lamar has had a meteoric rise as an recording artist collaborating with big players in the industry ranging from pop princess Taylor Swift (Bad Blood) to Sia (The Greatest) to...

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Album Review: Nelly Furtado – The Ride

March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

After half a decade since her last album release, Nelly Furtado returns with a brand new collection of songs in The Ride. John Congleton served as producer on the album. He has worked with an...

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Album Review: James Blunt – The Afterlove

March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

On his fifth studio album, The Afterlove, James Blunt collaborates with an array of highly respected song writers namely; Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic), Amy Wadge (who worked with Ed Sheeran on the award winning...

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Album Review: Zara Larsson – So Good

March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sweden has produced some of the world’s most iconic pop acts and song writers like ABBA, Roxette and Max Martin. Their sound and style is so quintessentially pop that the likes of Katy Perry went...

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Album Review: Depeche Mode – Spirit

March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a career that spans four decades, Depeche Mode have built up a powerful and extensive discography. The band is still made up of the founding members; Dave Gahan (vocals), Martin Gore (guitar), Andy Fletcher...

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