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Album Review: Sheryl Crow – Be Myself

April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Be Myself is a fitting name given to the latest album served up by Sheryl Crow. The legendary American songstress incorporates a heavy dilution of folky blues-tinged rock music dipped in a fresh volume of pop sweetness. The contemporary divergence from her regular sound may come as a pleasant surprise to fans, including heightened levels of...

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It must certainly have felt like a world away from conquering the pyrotechnic equipped, glitz and glamour of the Eurovision stage for 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw, but you would never have thought so after the singer delivered a masterful show for London fans in the quaint setting of the O2 Islington Academy tonight. Performing for...

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The rather appropriate lyric, “It’s been a long, long time coming” opens Way Back, the long-awaited brand new single from TLC, one of musics most successful acts in history, and it couldn’t be a more relevant opening statement from an outfit we thought we would, quite frankly, never hear from again. Thankfully that’s not the...

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During the 90’s when British pop music was hitting a new peak and going through a glossy transformation, Steps were a welcome addition as they erupted onto the scene with ABBA-esque pop hits like Last Thing On My Mind, One For Sorrow, Deeper Shade of Blue and Stomp; all accompanied by memorable dance routines and...

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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 Queen Bey (Freedom) and becoming a political force in America representing the African American community especially in their stance against...

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After touring with Dead Company for the better part of the last two years, future classic American blues singer-songwriter John Mayer glistens into the first half of 2017 with his seventh studio record titled The Search For Everything – a thoughtful collection of acoustic ballads and warming gems woven through Mayer’s raspy and smooth vocal...

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The New Pornographers are back with their seventh studio album; Whiteout Conditions. The Canadian seven-piece refusal to surrender their signature 80s sound is refreshing rather than regressive, even in the year 2017. Opener Play Money is the ideal album aperitif, big on playfully jabbing synths and addictive percussion. Clocking in at over four minutes though, it would benefit from a...

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With a career behind her as one fifth of the best selling girl group of all time, several applauded stints on the West End Stage and a hugely successful solo career that has seen her turn out several studio albums over the past 20 years, you would think that former Spice Girl-turned-solo superstar Melanie C...

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Of all the solo efforts to unveil themselves in 2017 – or within the current decade in fact – Harry Styles’ is probably the most highly anticipated. With One Direction hanging up their hats for all members of the foursome to try their hand at solo ventures, Styles has been pacing himself; quietly putting the...

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The 90’s! The decade really was one of the finest in music, wasn’t it? Ok, sure, a lot of one-hit wonders were offered to us during those fluro-filled ten years when shows like Top of the Pops and Smash Hits educated us on just who we should be obsessed with at any given time, and...

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The warning “do not open” is certainly an evocative one. Does it exist to protect fragile contents from being disturbed? To protect the unwary and unprepared from peril? Does it betray something deeply intimate and sensitive inside; secrets that someone wishes to remain hidden? Prefix that warning with the word “memories”, and the imagination simply...

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Album Review: Goldfrapp – Silver Eye

March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

It took electronic duo Goldfrapp – members Alison Goldfrapp and quiet, almost ghost member Will Gregory – a couple of albums to really find their footing in the British music scene. With debut album Felt Mountain failing to make a lasting impression on Brit audiences, follow up Black Cherry gave the band a glam-rock style...

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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 extensive and diverse list of artists including; Blondie, Erykah Badu, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Roots, St Vincent…In her newest release,...

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