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Reviews


Asaf Avidan and the Mojos (2010)


The Reckoning
Ambitous and epically presnted album from startlingly imaginative Israeli group, Asaf Avidan and the Mojos


Bob Dylan (2004)


Live 1964 : Concert At Philharmonic Hall
Historically important recording of 1964 concert, which finds the young Bob Dylan on the point of change and sees him both looking back to his folk-purist past as well as well as to the future


Bob Dylan (2016)


Fallen Angels
Fabulous thirty-seventh album from Bob Dylan, which is his second album in succession to cover songs from the 1940s and 1950s originally recorded by Frank Sinatra


Bruce Springsteen (2010)


The Promise
Excellent and frequently surprising collection of previously unreleased material from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, recorded in 1978 at the time of his classic 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' album


Calvin Harris (2007)


Acceptable in the 80's
Home made dance music from live DJ Calvin Harris with a strong emphasis on fun


Coheed and Cambria (2008)


No World for Tomorrow
Cliched and eventually tedious fourth album from emo act Coheed and Cambria who have dedicated each of their albums to a massive space-opera


Daft Punk (2013)


Random Access Memories
Manic but brilliant first album in over eight years from French electronic duo, Daft Punk


David Bowie (2013)


Where Are We Now?
Strong, but over-hyped first single in a decade from David Bowie



First Aid Kit (2021)


Who By Fire
Excellent tribute album to Leonard Cohen recorded live over two nights at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm by sibling duo First Aid Kit


Johnny Cash (2012)


Bootleg Vol 1V: The Soul of Truth
Powerful collection of country gospel rarities from the late Johnny Cash, which focuses on his religious faith


Kasabian (2011)


Velociraptor!
Surprising fourth album from Kasabian which finds them moving away from their guitar rock roots and influenced by the sounds of the Beatles and the Beach Boys


Leonard Cohen (2004)


Dear Heather
Immaculate eleventh album from the legendary Leonard Cohen, which mainly a collection of beautiful duets sung with co-ingers Anjani Thomas and Sharon Robinson


Leonard Cohen (2012)


Old Ideas
Effective twelfth studio album and first release in eight years for Leonard Cohen.


Manchester Orchestra (2007)


I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child
Technically impressive and emotionally mature first album from incredibly exciting and also young Georgia-based band the Manchester Orchestra who have a dark edged sugar coating


Manchester Orchestra (2009)


Shake It Out
Excellent latest single from Atlanta-based band Manchester Orchestra, who seem destined for major success


Maria Mena (2010)


Cause and Effect
Confessional and heart-rending fifth album from Norwegian singer-songwriter, Maria Mena



MGMT (2008)


Kids
Latest single from bestselling New York-based duo MGMT, which has a strong 1980's dance sound


Miles Kane (2013)


Don't Forget Who You Are
Fine second solo album from Miles Kane, upon which he has co-written songs with Paul Weller, Andy Partridge, Ian Broudie and Guy Chambers


Offspring (2008)


Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
Disappointing, lacking-in-spark latest album from bestselling punk pop rockers, the Offspring


Primal Scream (2007)


Sometimes I Feel So Lonely/Gamblin' Bar Room Blues
New 7' vinyl only 70's country-influenced single from Primal Scream


Raveonettes (2005)


Ode To La
First single from their new third album from Denmark's much acclaimed the Raveonettes, which finds frontwoman Sharin Foo sharing joint vocals with original girl's group survivor, Ronnie Spector


Raveonettes (2005)


Pretty In Black
First rate combination of 50's rock 'n' roll and Jesus and Mary Chain discordance from the Raveonettes, back with a third album


Ray LaMontagne (2020)


Monovision
Fine, understated acoustic album from acclaimed New England singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne


Vaccines (2011)


What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?
Engaging first album from much hyped London-based indie rockers and band of the moment, the Vaccines


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