A musical and personal journey
The only way to say goodbye
The sound of Summer 2021. Or at least, Spring.
Music that reflected a sincere hope that the past could be blown away and replaced by something much more virtuous, caring and egalitarian.
Whatever happened to the life that we once knew? Can we really live without each other?
Too rock for a country audience. Too country for a rock audience. Just right?
An album that touches the heart
Improvisation unleashes creativity
‘I’ll never be Muddy Waters, but I bet I could whine like that if I really tried’
A glorious triumph of uplifting music about death
A positive emotional state can only be maintained by a meaningful existence.
Sixty minutes of musical inventiveness and lyrical experimentation
Expressing or listening to raw emotion can be simultaneously unsettling and cathartic
This is great songwriting; it’s pop perfection.
There’s no danger of these songs being perfectly in tune and maybe that’s why it all sounds so wonderful.
The quiet joys of parenthood
Self loathing set to music.
A great album in which Van Morrison recalls the moment when his waitress told him it was snowing.
“There’s gotta be a song left to sing, ’cause everybody can’t have thought of everything”
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