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Sinead O’Connor – How About I Be Me (And You Be You)

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

There’s a quote, from an article that Germaine Greer wrote back in the 70s,which springs back in to my mind continuously when listening to certain albums: “When Joshua fit the Battle of Jericho the walls came tumbling down. That’s revelation. The holy Ghost talking. So it can be done. The way to crack a mirror or shiver […]

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Hurling the little streets on the great – Gorbaciof

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

While everyone’s getting caught up in the buzz about The Artist, I have a shameful confession to make:  silent movies have always bored the bunions off of me – as a child I gnashed my teeth in despair when Charlie Chaplin or, god forbid, Harold Lloyd came on the television. That’s not to write off […]

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Mute Points: A Love Letter to Silent Artists

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I remember the first time I saw Nosferatu. I was 15 and in the full throws of gothic angst – complete with importance, poetry and pianos. The dramatic German Expressionist stylings of Murnau’s Carpathian landscape, therefore, offered the ideal genre –especially when it came to an extremely teen-friendly subject…..vampires. Made in 1921 in the extremely […]

Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

’50s inspired record of the moment from the female ‘Pete Doherty’.

Hotel – Moby

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Moby’s follow up to the hugely succesful album Play.

Petal Falls – April Cope

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Sweet country music from North Carolina singer-songwriter April Cope

The Complete Reprise Sessions – Gram Parsons

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Timely box-set released by Rhino Records.

L-Mo – Contagious E.P

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Adrenaline fuelled anti-folk from a Leeds based songwriter – what’s not to like?

Magic – Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Yet another triumphant return to form for Bruce Springsteen and the E-STreet Band, but not the safe retreat advertised.

Phantom Heart – John Haydon

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Overtones of the Everly Brothers on a bitter-sweet breakup album

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