The album does feel a little overlong with a few of the tracks outliving their welcome. For the most part it is, however, fun for the fan of off-kilter pop.
He is a man who is doomed to be forever known either as ‘that guy from the Strokes’ or the son of a legendary songwriter mentioned in a Half Man Half Biscuit song (Except to dullards like the NME staffer who saw fit to entitle a story ‘Strokes’ dad to be inducted into Songwriter’s Hall of Fame’).
Continue reading “Albert Hammond, Jr. – ¿Cómo Te Llama?”
The flitting and darting songs will sit well on daytime radio play-lists, and as such will reach the ears of the listening public.
Continue reading “Pete and the Pirates – Little Death”
Mockingbird has a knack for catchy song-writing and a brilliant pop sensibility.
Continue reading “Mockingbird, Wish Me Luck – The Days Come and Go”
It may be more of a straight-ahead, balls-out rock record than they have produced in a while, but it just cannot compete with the sheer youthful exuberance, viscera and punk energy of Superfuzz.
Continue reading “Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff [Deluxe Edition]/ The Lucky Ones”
What? What! What?!’ is how one of the songs on Things To Do begins, and I must confess to being similarly confused myself while listening to this record by Disco Drive.
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The homespun nature of the project is emphasised by the art-work – paintings bought at charity shops in East London.
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When it works, it is great unashamed good time music. Unfortunately it doesn’t work often enough.
Continue reading “The Hold Steady – Stay Positive”
It is nice to hear someone who is so determinedly out of step with modernity. Indeed it seems something of a surprise that she has engaged with the modern world enough to have a website.
Continue reading “Sharron Kraus – The Fox’s Wedding”
The former attachment to the Glaswegian noise merchants can be heard in tracks such as the squally burst of sound that is Sennen Enjoy Life (whose title may well be a nod to Mogwai Fear Satan)
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