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posted a review of The Zutons - Who Killed...... The Zutons. over 12 years ago
The Zuton's debut album was launched on a wave of publicity; but profile aside, Who Killed...The Zutons is crammed full of expert musicianship and licks.

The songwriting is not all it could be, but if any other
band in the U.K. has a female sax ... See full review
posted a review of Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols. over 12 years ago
Perhaps the apogee of the 1970's punk movement; Nevermind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols is still a huge throbbing brain of an album. The lyrics excoriate while the bass, guitar and drums still defy appraisal. Masterpiece.
posted a review of Nelly Furtado - Loose. over 12 years ago
Album number three sees a new label and a hot new
Producer. The act is more sophisticated than before
and sometimes the songwriting smacks of answering critics
rather than breaking new ground. The production values
are strong but often more bump ... See full review
posted a review of Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV. over 12 years ago
Hard Fi's debut collection of songs about being young male
and broke in 21st Century Britain mixes red brick-dust with
desert sands to create an interesting blend of rock and reggae. Ardent vocals and strong instrumentation are off
set by an ... See full review
posted a review of Talking Heads - Little Creatures. over 12 years ago
Talking Heads breakthrough album, on this side of the
Atlantic, walked off the shelves on the strength of its
album cover alone.

The collection of songs is inspired lyrically and the
quirky, choppy melodies equal the other three members of
this ... See full review
posted a review of Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill. over 12 years ago
Alanis Morissette's debut album of songs being the other
woman still raises the hair. There are cliches that warn
of offending the fairer sex but none of them give voice
quite so powerfully as Ms. Morissette; with a vocal delivery akin to white ... See full review
posted a review of Madness - Divine Madness. over 12 years ago
You will know these songs; the North London septet eulogise
London with a sound like rainwater on grey roof slates. It's an interesting world Madness created with trilby hatted rude boys, weary old lags and ASBO offenders singing
songs of redemption ... See full review
posted a review of The The - Soul Mining. over 12 years ago
Inspired electro pop from The The, a.k.a Matt Johnson, and
a loose ensemble of changing musicians. Soul Mining is technology heavy, which is a shame as the whirr and crunch obliterates some of the human touches. Johnson's cod psychology gets a little ... See full review
posted a review of Siouxsie And The Banshees* - Spellbound. over 12 years ago
Childhood toys have never been put to more devastating effect than in Siouxsie Sioux's 80's goth masterpiece,
Spellbound. Spidery guitars, straight and parallel drumming and a throbbing bass-line invoke dark scary childhood places that thrill and ... See full review
posted a review of The K-Creative - Q.E.D. (Question Everything Done). over 12 years ago
Beautiful album from the Talkin' Loud label which introduced acid jazz into the E-Fuelled dance scene of 1991.

Expert scratching, mixing and playing from the K-Creative;
with the mellowest rapping this side of Brooklyn.

Colour permeates the album; ... See full review