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Picture-House

Picture House

Evolution
Dublin band Picture House certainly sound as if they are having good time on this album. It’s rammed full of melody, harmony and general good summery vibes. For the listener it may be another story. Read more...


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Black-State-Highway

Black State Highway

Black State Highway
This is the kind of rock I can listen to all day and night – it’s done with the right heart and edge, musically very fine and tons of variety. Read more...

Pat-Dam-Smyth

Pat Dam Smyth

The Great Divide
...I may have missed some deep and great music along the way but I have stuck with some absolute gems. This album definitely falls into the ‘Gem’ category. Read more...

Jane-Kramer

Jane Kramer

Break & Bloom
American singer makes gentle and emotional full debut Read more...


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Joanne-Shaw-Taylor

Joanne Shaw Taylor

The Dirty Truth
... this is powerful and dark Blues with great playing and complete confidence but still with enough of that tender side to make you fall in love with her all o... Read more...

Beth-Orton

Beth Orton

Central Reservation - Expanded Edition
Fifteen years after it was released - new expanded edition of classic second album. Read more...

Andrea-Remondini

Andrea Remondini

Non Sequitur
When most of us were 12 years of age, our fondest memories were of Saturday morning TV, week-long crushes and sleepovers. But while we were embroiled Read more...

Michelle-Renee

Michelle Renee

Michelle Renee
Ms Renee has an excellent voice and classic eighties soul presentation – she certainly could stand comparison with the Whitney’s and Jessie J’s of the soul worl... Read more...

Whiskey-Moonface

Whiskey Moonface

The Blinding Dusky Dusk
....the result is a simply marvellous piece of music that has more facets than the average gemstone. Read more...

Malaya-Blue

Malaya Blue

Bourbon Street
Malaya Blue has a voice that drips with coffee and treacle – spiced with cayenne. Read more...

Larkin-Poe

Larkin Poe

Kin
Atlanta-based sisters bid for commercial breakthrough in stunning change of direction. Read more...

Ronnie-Lane-Memorial-Concert-DVD---One-For-The-Road

Ronnie Lane Memorial Concert DVD - One For The Road

Royal Albert Hall
Yours truly feels both elated and saddened, but which emotion should take precedence is another matter… This concert at the Royal Albert Hall was held in memory... Read more...

Neil-Innes-and-Fatso

Neil Innes & Fatso

Farewell Posterity Tour
Neil Innes has, of course, been around for some considerable time. Innes has always laughed adversity in the face, and is as much a ‘tonic’ now as he was... Read more...

Greenslade

Greenslade

Large Afternoon
After a 25-year hiatus, English prog-rockers Greenslade recorded another album back in 2000. Yes, we are talking the much-acclaimed ‘Large Afternoon’. Read more...

Clocks-and-Clouds

Clocks & Clouds

The Creation of Matter EP
This six-song EP isn’t a tentative litmus test for a slapdash band of mates just dabbling in the music business; Minneapolis 3-piece Clocks & Clouds’ ‘The Creat... Read more...

Amanda-Rheaume

Amanda Rheaume

Keep A Fire
Canadian singer proud of Aboriginal roots releases classy collection of Americana. Read more...

Jon-Allen

Jon Allen

Deep River
Earnest singer-songwriter's third release. Read more...

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Malcolm-Holcolmbe

Malcolm Holcolmbe

Pitiful Blues
As the name suggests, this ain’t an album for depressives but there is a joy and real feeling in the dark and moody numbers on this album. Read more...

Ellis

Ellis

Riding On The Crest of a Slump / Why Not
As a band Ellis were in the rock & Blues space but because of Zoot Money’s remarkable talents, able to bring in touches of country and boogie. Read more...

Danny-Bryant

Danny Bryant

Temperature Rising
...suddenly he has released an album that seems to put all the different strands together into one package that is just stunning. Read more...

Andy-Bell

Andy Bell

Torsten The Bareback Saint
Brave fourth solo album from former Erasure singer. As the frontman for electronic pop duo Erasure, Andy Bell saw his fair share of chart exposure, but it will ... Read more...

Helena

Helena

Levity Remixes
Back with yet another ear-piercing release to satisfy our musically-craving heads, HELENA makes a return out of the dust with Shawnee Taylor to strike us with t... Read more...

Aeroplane-Flies-High

Aeroplane Flies High

Honey EP
Music seems to be constantly repeating and evolving – what sounds fresh and new is in fact a development of a scene much loved, or in some cases, long forgotten... Read more...

Larusso

Larusso

Life in Static
Larusso may be little known but, I can assure you, these are no newbies. Put aside the fact that they have already produced countless, well-received LPs and EPs Read more...

Yes

Yes

Heaven & Earth
The old phrase 'you can't judge a book by its cover' has also been used to stop us from deciding whether we like an album before listening. Read more...

Joan-Armatrading

Joan Armatrading

Walk Under Ladders (Reissue)
Reissue of 1981 album from under-rated British singer songwriter. Read more...

Philip-Sayce

Philip Sayce

Influence
This album deserves to be the making of him. From the opening stomp of ‘Tom Devil’ featuring some positively psyched wah wah and a huge chorus he plays with mas... Read more...

Kove

Kove

Way We Are EP
Hailing from across the pond, James Rockhill, formally known as Kove, is a London-based Drum & Bass/Dubstep/R&B producer, who stays true in his composition to t... Read more...

John-Cale-and-Terry-Riley

John Cale & Terry Riley

Church of Anthrax
Anyone familiar with Cale or Riley will find music here to satisfy ...and it is a true classic album as well as a welcome remaster. Read more...

Robert-Reed

Robert Reed

Sanctuary
...the album has totally blown me away – it isn’t a pastiche or even really an homage; this is a piece that stands on its own merits and one that I am still fin... Read more...



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