Album Review - Flo-Rida - Wild Ones (Atlantic)

by GRAHAM CLARK 4. July 2012 22:08
On most R&B/pop tracks these days it’s either Pitbull of Flo-Rida you can hear rapping on the tracks. Whether either could make a full length album was debatable but the re-issued Flo-Rida album – Wild Ones proves that he can come up with the goods. His biggest track to date, Whistle opens the a... [More]

Album Review - Train - California 37 (Sony Music)

by GRAHAM CLARK 6. June 2012 22:18
This is an album that will have a broad appeal as the album is quite diverse. With so many strong commercial tracks on the album most of the tracks could be a future single. Opening track This I’ll Be My Year could be Alterbridge mixed with Tom Petty and even name checks Princess Diana and ... [More]

Album Review - Small Faces re-issued albums (Universal Music)

by GRAHAM CLARK 6. June 2012 20:43
The Small Faces have influenced everyone from Paul Weller to Noel Gallagher to Ocean Colour Scene. The group may have only been together for 4 years but in that time they released some classic albums that have now been re-issued as deluxe editions. The tracks are mono as well as stereo. Surprisingly... [More]

Album Review - Slash - Apocalyptic Love (Roadrunner)

by GRAHAM CLARK 6. June 2012 19:33
Whilst on his first solo album Slash had different vocalists on the tracks, on his second solo album Slash has decided to keep to one vocalist, Miles Kennedy from Alterbridge and it’s a wise choice as his vocals suit the tracks. Apocalyptic Love, the album’s title track starts off with a funk g... [More]

Album Review - Europe - Bag of Bones

by GRAHAM CLARK 16. May 2012 21:39
    The band Europe may always be associated with their 1986 breakthrough track, The Final Countdown but on their new album Bag of Bones they have discovered the blues.   Opening track , Riches To Rags opens with a guitar riff that Led Zeppelin would have come up wi... [More]

Album Review - Ren Harvieu -Through The Night

by GRAHAM CLARK 16. May 2012 21:32
    Fresh from her appearance on Later……. With Jools Holland comes the debut album from 21 year old Salford born singer Ren Harvieu.    The album has many influences from Dusty Springfield, Northern Soul, Swing out Sister to even Shirley Bassey! Opening track ... [More]

Album Review - Keane - Strangeland

by GRAHAM CLARK 16. May 2012 20:28
  It has been 5 years since the last Keane album and they return as a four piece outfit on their new album, Strangeland. The album has been produced by Dan Grech (Radiohead, Lana del Rey) and it is probably one of their best albums yet. Certainly a progression but one which will keep ... [More]

Album Review - Elvis Costello & the Imposters - Spectacular Spinning Songbook

by GRAHAM CLARK 17. April 2012 21:03
    In the mid 80’s Elvis Costello did a tour with a difference – The Spectacular Spinning Songbook. On stage he had s big spinning wheel which contained 40 of his songs, between each song a member of the audience was invited up on to the stage to spin the wheel – whatever son... [More]

Album Review - Lostprophets - Weapons (Epic/Sony Music)

by GRAHAM CLARK 4. April 2012 20:18
  Lostprophets return with their new album. Weapons, which is probably their strongest album to date. The band have always been a bit of an enigma – a  UK rock band with a good looking front man in Ian Watkins who have always been near the top of the tree but never quite reachin... [More]

Album Review - Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks

by GRAHAM CLARK 28. March 2012 21:40
  Paul Weller never stands still and he continues to change on every album. His latest album, Sonik Kicks is a melting pot of influences. Opening track, Green, sounds like nothing else he has done in the past. By The Waters sees the modfather treat us to a tender ballad, with its viol... [More]

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