Monthly Archives: September 2014

Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems

The first two words that spring to mind when hearing the new Leonard Cohen album ‘Popular Problems’ is subtle and dark and yet despite this the eighty year olds work has never been better. ‘I’m slowing down the tune, I … Continue reading

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Robert Plant – lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar

What can I tell you about the new Robert Plant album, well it’s amazing, like a weird mix of Tinariwen, Zepplin (of course) and Depeche Mode if they weren’t electronic but more acoustic. Across its eleven tracks you will be … Continue reading

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J Mascis – Tied to a Star

Walking to work on a cold morning Mascis’ second solo album was perfect for warming me up mentally if not physically, ten short but sweet song that showcase the Dinosaur Jnr frontman’s writing skills. Just like in his band he … Continue reading

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Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time

Shovels & Rope, married couple Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, are it would seem the real deal and here on their kickstarter funded 3rd album prove that they have the chops to cut it with the best of them. … Continue reading

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Jenny Lewis – The Voyager

From the opening ‘Head Underwater’ to the closing title track Jenny Lewis has written 10 insanely catchy tunes. Lead single ‘Just One Of The Guys’ is a perfect example of her style that washes over this record in various forms. … Continue reading

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As Above, So Below

As Above, So Below has the premise to be a great horror film on paper but sadly on the screen just signals the death of a genre made popular by ‘The Blair Witch Project’  some 15 years ago. Do you … Continue reading

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