Album Reviews

Dua Lipa Gets Interviewed on Kimmel, Local Natives Perform With Sharon Van Etten: Watch

Last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live was a musical hullabaloo. Not only did Dua Lipa Zoom in for her first late night interview of 2021, but Local Natives and Sharon Van Etten teamed up for a picturesque performance of their new collaboration “Lemon”. Before the music started, the Future Nostalgia star spoke with Kimmel her… Please click the link below …

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Rick Shea – Love & Desperation | Album Review

Rick Shea – Love & Desperation Tres Pescadores Records – 2020 www.rickshea.com 12 tracks; 49 minutes Rick Shea’s latest release “Love & Desperation” displays his consummate musical and songwriting skills. The Southern California musician plays electric & acoustic guitars, steel guitar, mandolin and dobro with precision, and conducted the band remotely, as they had to …

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Dennis Jones – Soft Hard & Loud | Album Review

Dennis Jones – Soft Hard & Loud Blue Rock Records – 2020 10 tracks; 41:38 www.dennisjonescentral.com Singer/guitarist/songwriter Dennis Jones doesn’t hide his classic rock influences on Soft Hard & Loud, his seventh album. But he also doesn’t use rock history as a crutch, instead creating his own original blues rock that sounds effortlessly liquid, but …

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Four Tet: 871/Parallel review – chaotic ambition with bells on

(Bandcamp/Text)Veering from squalling howls to symphonic loveliness, Keiran Hebden’s two new albums are equally rewarding In recent weeks, producer Kieran Hebden’s Four Tet has released two new songs with Thom Yorke and Burial, alongside these two new albums. Each track on 871 and Parallel is prosaically numbered in sequence, which hints these are end-of-year data …

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Buck Meek: Two Saviors review – too laid-back for his own good

(Keeled Scales)The Big Thief guitarist’s wonderfully relaxed second solo album all but drifts by After releasing two excellent albums, UFOF and Two Hands, with Big Thief in 2019, the New York-based indie-folkers’ core duo have since concentrated on their solo careers. Frontwoman Adrianne Lenker’s companion sets Songs and Instrumentals came out simultaneously in October, and …

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Cerys Matthews, Hidden Orchestra and 10 Poets: We Are from the Sun review – works a treat

(Decca)Poets ranging from Adam Horovitz to Imtiaz Dharker are backed by shifting arrangements from Matthews and Joe Acheson on this remarkable collaboration In the pop era, the long love affair between poetry and music has bloomed into inspired tributes – the Waterboys on Yeats, say, or Jah Wobble on Blake – while living poets declaiming …

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