Album Reviews

ALBUM REVIEW: Doves ‘The Universal Want’

Review and live images by Jonathan Taylor Instagram: jonathantaylorphotography After an 11 year artistic break since the release of their last studio album ‘Kingdom of Rust’ we welcome back the re-emergence of the mighty DOVES and the release of their…

REVIEW: The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup 2020

REVIEW: The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup 2020

Released back in 1973 Goats Head Soup might be considered by some as The Rolling Stones waving goodbye to their golden period and settling down into stadium rock comfort, Fast forward to this 2020 release and the album settles into…

ALBUM REVIEW: Billy Raffoul ‘International Hotel’

Rating: It’s interesting how lockdown seems to be sorting the wheat from the proverbial chaff when it comes to music making   Regardless of genre, those who feel the need, or even necessity, to express themselves through song, are finding a…

REVIEW: Esther Phillips - Brand New Day box set

REVIEW: Esther Phillips – Brand New Day box set

One of the many shining lights of the 1960’s soul, jazz and blues scene was the outstanding vocalist Esther Phillips and her recordings on Lenox, Atlantic and Roulette records. Released via Soul Music Records a subsidiary of Cherry Records a…

REVIEW: Roots, Rock and Reggae - Compilation

REVIEW: Roots, Rock and Reggae – Compilation

Compilation albums are often a fortress of goodies both heard and unheard to the listening ear in possession of the music. Doctor Bird Records, a division of Cherry Red Records, specializes specifically in Jamaican beats licenced from the legendary Trojan…

REVIEW: Bdrmm - Bedroom

REVIEW: Bdrmm – Bedroom

Mixes various musical styles but with a firm stamp in the direction of The Cure, Slowdive and MBV, Bdrmm’s new longer player Bedroom released via Sonic Cathedral will wake you up from your slumber before reaching into your heart and…

REVIEW: Keith Seatman - Time To Dream But Never Seen

REVIEW: Keith Seatman – Time To Dream But Never Seen

The latest album Time To Dream But Never Seen released via Castles In Space by electronic keyboard wizard Keith Seatman delves into an often mysterious sound yet keeping an intriguing musical angle through the long player, the sort of release…