Sunday, February 18 2007
No matter what superlatives NME spews in the Feeling's favour -- I think it was something along the lines of the band being the most exciting thing going in rock right now -- this band is squarely MOR.
Sunny Sweeney is the real country deal. With the voice of an east Texas honky-tonk angel that evokes the sassy confidence of Loretta Lynn,
Are you ready to rock?
Although the frozen north seems to be a beacon for hard rock and metal, not every band that emerges from the ice is listenable, much
Why, oh why can't nu-metal just go away and die?
The red-gloved lady on the liner front evokes the old sexist “when she’s bad, she’s wonderful” line rather than any conventional goodness. As
Thursday, February 15 2007
A conversation. World Music Network Overlord, Phil Stanton: I am sad. Minions, gladden me. Minion no. 1: Latin-Arabian music will make you happy, O Lord. World
Lubbock, Texas native Delbert McClinton has been serving up a steamy mess of soulful country blues since the ‘50s and still rocks out today. However
Amy Duncan won’t bowl you over with a strong voice, but there’s an almost jazzy quality in her British folk/singer-songwriter songs that
When the best you can say for an album is that one track incorporates an organ, there's something wrong.
Much like the fictional Rocky character, this movie music has staying power.
Wednesday, February 14 2007
Bridging British folk tradition, jazzy chord changes and electronic distortion, the debut album from this French/UK trio fluctuates between good and very good.
No one embodies that New Orleans rock and roll sound more than Fats Domino. He had his first hits way back in the early ‘50s
Aah, the good old, blissful nights spent dancing to the far-out electronic sounds at the Discoteca Cosmic on the Adriatic Coast of Italy in the
The predominant image that appears when listening to Empty City is that of a dark, blacklight-laden, smoke-filled apartment at 4:30 in the morning.
A good word for this, stirring! Sauce Boss (Bill Wharton) plays and cooks with guitar and stove and voice. Is this a selection from various
Tuesday, February 13 2007
Softlightes may still be Modular’s '07 Big Hope, but last year’s digital-only EP Heart Made of Sound failed to gather the necessary momentum over in blogdom to generate a whole heap of buzz for their February debut long-player.
Ever pour liquid LSD directly into your ears?
Donal follows in the family tradition (the son of Liam) of performing marvelous acoustic Irish folk music. This Clancy plays acoustic guitar, an instrument not
This German techno/dance/electro outfit hasn’t been heard from in a while, but this album, released through Datapunk member Anthony Rother’s label,