A double concept album is pretty bold for an established artist, but for a relative newcomer it demonstrates amazing confidence. Though to be fair, Troy Kingi isn’t a fly-by-nighter and has quite a...
Hot on the heels of its first outing, the former Supergroove horn section has called in some heavy-hitting friends for its sophomore album.
Mozart: PIano Concertos K.413, 414, 415. Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano), Frieburger Barockorchester. Harmonia Mundi CD
Well, there’s no doubting the Devilskin work ethic or attention to detail (when it comes to image) or even its rabid fan base but, let’s be honest, the songs are just a bit ordinary.
Robbie Williams is the rarest of pop beasts: a glad-eyed yet vulnerable chap jostling with polished androids for chart supremacy.
If you weren’t aware ex-Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi fronts CRX, then after the opening track Anything you might sense that something is up.
With each passing record, Merchandise’s roots as a noisy Tampa Bay post-punk band are harder to detect.
Having taken her living, breathing one-woman art installation to its logical conclusion with 2013’s ArtPop, the artist lets slip the mask on her latest effort, revealing something startling.
At 82, Leonard Cohen’s voice is viscous, the baritone ragged and almost resigned to an impending fate.
Back in 1992, American punk-pop outfit Green Day released sophomore album Kerplunk!, a simplistic, celebratory barrage of guitar and drums that established a template the band then sought to twist...
Classical guitarist Ben Walker and fellow Brit Josienne Clarke follow up their 2014 breakthrough album Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour with an accomplished effort that evokes some formidable...
Apparently, Norah Jones’ key methodology for her sixth studio album was to sit at her kitchen piano, two-year-old child in close proximity, and let the music flow.
Shane Gilchrist reviews the Pixies' latest album.
The third album by Justin Vernon is underscored by an irony: that by using technology to mangle and meld his voice, he has never seemed so emotionally naked.
If Tom Petty can take Sam Smith to task on song plagiarism, then AC/DC and Rose Tattoo can pretty much call Airbourne out on every track here.
British singer-songwriter Michael Rosenberg’s moniker might come back to bite him a little given the stodgy nature of much of his seventh studio album, which contains more than handful of songs...
Intended as a companion piece to Bruce Springsteen’s recent autobiography Born To Run, Chapter and Verse is probably destined for the shelf of the hardcore fan, yet it is an interesting enough...
From the surf-flecked shores of California to the echo-laden Sun Studios, Dunedin outfit Both Sides of the Line’s sophomore album roams through a range of guitar-driven tunes that highlight the...
In 2015, Nick Cave’s 15-year-old son Arthur died after he fell from a cliff near Brighton, England.
Californian Jillian Banks follows her 2014 full-length debut, Goddess, with an equally brooding mix of R and B slow-burners and spiky soundscapes that include more than a dash of hip-hop grit.