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Category Archives: Music
Working On A World by Iris DeMent
By combining a documentation of the inequalities and suffering of the day with a resolve to help make the world a better place, Iris DeMent places herself as the latest in a long lineage of sensational writers of protest songs.
High Tide by High Tide
A classic hybrid album of psychedelic progressive underground rock.
Deviation Street. High Time In Ladbroke Grove by Various Artists
Is there any comparison to be made between peaceful protest in the 60s and violent protest in 2021?
Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam by The Comet Is Coming
Unpretentious music that transports us to a previously uncharted dimension
Choosing by Sophie Jamieson
Does more choice make us happy?
Nowhere And Everywhere by Unthank|Smith
A sensational north-eastern triumvirate have produced an utterly compelling and masterful collection.
Does Spring Hide Its Joy by Kali Malone (featuring Stephen O’Malley & Lucy Railton)
Marching to the incessant beat of a beach in a hailstorm
The Waeve by The Waeve
“Do we actually write some music, do something completely different, and out of our comfort zone, or just give the whole bloody thing up and forget about it, generally – life, music and all the rest of it.”
All Of This Is Chance by Lisa O’Neill
Can hallucinogenics allow us to elevate beyond the bad luck of a life of drudgery? How can we commune with the natural world, especially the way in which birds act as a conduit between the stars and the soil?
Murmur by R.E.M.
R.E.M. exploded onto the scene with a murmur
Hex by Bark Psychosis
A musical experience that doesn’t resist definition so much as necessitate the invention of new words to describe it
Songs of Leonard Cohen
Success as evidenced by love, deficiency, compassion, desire, anger and treachery.
Time The Teacher by Jerry David DeCicca
I’m not going out today
Good And Green Again by Jake Xerxes Fussell
Disaster can engender opportunity and listening to this album is like emerging from a cold, dark winter into a glorious sunlit spring day.
Townes by Steve Earle
“Well I may be gone, but it won’t be long. I’ll be a-bringin’ back the melody and rhythm that I find”
Why Should I Stand Up by Colorblind James Experience
Soul travel and proof of our eternal nature can be experienced with every note on this unique album.
Versatile Heart by Linda Thomson
A magnificent set of songs.
The Rest Of The Dream by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Meeeeeck, I luv this record
So Beautiful Or So What by Paul Simon
“I appreciate living on in the hearts of my fans, but I would rather live on in my apartment”
Divine Symmetry (An Alternative Journey Through Hunky Dory) Disc 2 by David Bowie
A generous friend, willing to share his fame with people that he grew up with and completely devoid of ego
The Other Sides by Kate Bush
“I go out of my way to be a very normal person”
Merry-Go-Round At The Carousel by Tim Buckley
Tim Buckley’s improvisations make every moment special and unrepeatable
Born To Sing: No Plan B by Van Morrison
The 34th studio album from Britain’s greatest vocalist.
Moby Grape by Moby Grape
There is no way of knowing who someone is, merely by applying a convenient label.
The Way I Should by Iris DeMent
If each life is a grain of sand, I’m telling you, man, this grain of sand is mine
If I Could Only Remember My Name by David Crosby
What’s so funny about peace, music, love and understanding?
Crooked Tree by Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway
“Thought he was a friend indeed, but a woman can’t trust a man in need”
Handful Of Earth by Dick Gaughan
“I walk out, sit down now and then, look out for objects in nature around me that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations of my fancy and workings of my bosom”
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions by Bruce Springsteen
Turn it up, put on your dancin’ and singin’ shoes, and have fun.
Goats Head Soup by The Rolling Stones
Should unpleasant lyrics cause a song to be “cancelled”?
Wild Honey by The Beach Boys
Who was the first of the big musical artists who released a “back to basics” album in 1968?
Reverence by Faithless
Maxi Jazz died, peacefully, four days ago
Hunky Dory by David Bowie
“Sometimes I don’t feel as if I’m a person at all, I’m just a collection of other people’s ideas”
Love by The Beatles
A new way to listen to The Beatles
Ladies Of The Canyon by Joni Mitchell
Folk. Pop. Jazz. It’s all music.
Another Side of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
The spontaneous performance, the imaginative poetry and the inspired vision make this a masterpiece.
The best albums of the year
Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour by Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker
“The relationship between song lyrics and the melody makes good song writing”
Time After Time by Eva Cassidy
“It didn’t take a genius to figure it out. The moment I listened to her, I knew this was one of the best singers I’d ever heard.”
Music For A New Society by John Cale
John Cale’s entire working life has involved expressing strange, unsettling emotions
Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
Wait a minute. It’s Dire Straits!
Live At Raji’s by The Dream Syndicate
Classic live music from great exponents of The Paisley Underground
Revolver Sessions One and Two by The Beatles
“The one time I tried, it was a little too intense. I couldn’t quite turn off my mind, let along relax and float downstream. But it’ll happen eventually, I’m sure. I can wait forever. I’ve got time.”
Pink Moon by Nick Drake
“He has a voice that can draw you in, it has a pleasant appeal and his guitar playing is very accomplished. But it doesn’t ever become easy listening because underneath all that is a disquieting mood”
The Slider by T. Rex
Pure precise peerless pop perfection.
Juniper by Linda Frederiksson
The idea of using jazz influences to enhance music by singer/songwriters is hardly new but Linda Frederiksson has approached the concept in reverse
Loose Future by Courtney Marie Andrews
An impressionistic, non-experimental psychedelic country album
Meet The Humans by Steve Mason
Meet the humans. Everybody gets happy, everybody gets sad.
Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
One of the best psychedelic albums of all time.