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Brody Buster’s One Man Band – Damn! I Spilled the Blues

Brody Buster’s One Man Band – Damn! I Spilled the Blues VizzTone Label Group/Booga Music VT-BOOGA-01 10 songs 35 minutes www.brodybustermusic.com Former child prodigy Brody Buster teams with Kenny Neal to share promising new ground with this CD: It’s the first full-length offering from the Kansas City native since 2000, when he was in his …

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Harry Styles Covers Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” for BBC Radio: Watch

Harry Styles returned in December with a new solo album in Fine Line. However, that hasn’t kept the English musician from rolling out the occasional cover song. In recent months, Styles has put his own spin on Lizzo’s “Juice” and Fleetwood Mac classic “Landslide” — and performed both tracks live with each respective original artist! He …

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Whitney Houston’s Classic Debut Album to Receive Vinyl Reissue for 35th Anniversary

Love is in the air, and it’s not just because of Valentine’s Day. In honor of its 35th anniversary, Whitney Houston’s classic self-titled debut album is being reissued on special colored vinyl. The re-release also comes ahead of the late music legend’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Due out via Legacy …

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Nathaniel Rateliff: And It’s Still Alright review – a mixed bag of Americana

(Stax)The rock journeyman goes it alone with a grief-imbued album that treads a thin line between meaningless and profound Nathaniel Rateliff had been around the houses before people started taking notice: an album apiece with Lost in the Flood and his own group, the Wheel, and two solo albums. Then, with nothing left at stake, …

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Katie Gately: Loom review – nightmarish orchestrated despair

(Houndstooth)Earthquakes, shovels and screaming peacocks are all sampled in a bombastic and occasionally ingenious album A nail-bomb of grief explodes in this second album by US musician Katie Gately, trauma seeming to rip open its edges. It was written while her mother was dying from a rare form of cancer; the title suggests this horror …

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Tame Impala: The Slow Rush review – a stunning explosion of heartfelt pop

(Fiction) Perth’s disco dork returns after a four-year hiatus with an album that finds existential meaning in genre-surfing dance music Tame Impala, AKA 34-year-old Australian, Kevin Parker started out in 2010 as a home-recording, guitar-wielding psychedelic rocker, but 2015’s Currents cemented his metamorphosis into an arena-filling synth-psych act whose tunes are covered by Rihanna and …

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DJ Diaki: Balani Fou review | Ammar Kalia’s global album of the month

(Nyege Nyege Tapes)DJ Diaki’s debut is a speeding cascade of sound that skilfully re-creates the pounding atmosphere of Malian street party Balani Show Recent years have seen some of the most exciting dancefloor-focused music moving further and further away from its spiritual homes of Detroit, Chicago, Berlin or London. Now, styles such as South African …

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