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Classic tones: John John Brown and Guitarmy of One reviewed

Guitarmy of One – Overtones of Hercule and Holmes The sound of the guitar is at the very foundation of popular music in all of its varieties. Perhaps, as a consequence of having heard it so often, we have forgotten how to honour some of the musicians blessed with…
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Bursting Wonderland - David vs. Goliath (Album Review)

I am not much for nostalgia. In fact, I loathe the attempts of big corporations to sell audiences the comfort of something that they used to love, in a repackaged form, as a quick ploy to earn a buck.  Even so, inevitably, I also end up being one of them ol’ men…
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Sandwiched anguish: Lost At Sea and Mutes reviewed

Mutes – Modern Waste There are hundreds of millions of pounds of garbage out there in the world, with the average person producing 4.9 pounds every day. What’s more, we are not inundated by things that could be easily classified as garbage at the present time…
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Brutal honesty: The Roof and The Mark Inside reviewed

The Mark Inside – Whatever Doesn’t Kill You Can Still Leave You Crippled Rock trends seem to go in cycles. Duh! If we were to identify the two main trends, though and believe me, this is oddly something I spend an inordinate amount of time on, are miserabilism…
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No distance left: Odakota and The Cherry Pies reviewed

The Cherry Pies – What Have I Got It’s quite a shame that people don’t share mix-tapes any more. Like Rob Fleming, the main character of Nick Hornsby record-centric novel High Fidelity might claim, creating a great mix-tape is a very delicate exercise.
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Cynically yours: Forever X2 and Black Lung Lucy reviewed

Black Lung Lucy – Thousand Men Jeff Buckley, one of the greatest singers of the modern era, was once asked how he acquired his operatic voice. He told the reporter that it was nothing special. Everyone has a unique voice, he said. You can’t fake the honesty of…