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Around the sun: JonoJono and The Deltaz reviewed

The Deltaz – Turn It Back Americana, Classic Rock, Garage Rock Old folks than to school youngsters on the fact that there’s nothing really new under the Sun. Someone else has dreamed it, heard it, or said it before you. This can be a traumatic realization…
7.5
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Always the blues: J.D. Simo and Ben Zaidi reviewed

Ben Zaidi – Ben Zaidi’s Blues Genre: Indie Rock I often find it hard to choose whether I hate modern folk music more than I hate alternative rock. This is a problem to admit out loud, seeing as though I can only play those styles of music, and work for a…
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That ancient fire: HAWKER and Brother thunder reviewed

Brother Thunder – Into the Fire Genre: Retro Soul, Indie Rock Punk-rock levelled the playing field and, at least in theory, made modern pop music the most democratic modern art form. It did so through skill, as well gentle manipulation. The punk-rockers presented…
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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…
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Melody factory: Darah King and Carousel Rogues reviewed

Carousel Rogues – Pete Gets Happy For all the effort needed to build up rock musicians into folk heroes, the music industry sure tends to forget a lot of its most talented practitioners at the time when they’re creating their most compelling work.  It…