The brothers looked forward to meeting the yellow moon in their native land when Daniel Lanois came to offer a new perspective which respected their roots but, at the same time, it helped them to grow new branches that turned towards that magical light.
Isolated in a moden, claustophobic construction, not too big and not too comfortable, Archy Marshall would be pleased to reconcile with his past, but, knowing he won't succeed, he opens the plastic box with his wounds, hoping they won't bleed again.
Entitled with her first name, her fourth album marks a turning point for her career since it's her first for Elektra, it's more funky and less jazzy and it's a solid indication that she's expanding her talent.
What Michael Kiwanuka and Paul Butler managed to arrange is an imaginary meeting with Van Morrison and with Bill Withers, around an old, wooden table with a bottle of wine upon it and the sound of vintage soul sweetening the air.
From 1982 to 1986 Steel Pulse released three albums for Elektra, three albums of mild roots-reggae and as this collection testifies, they sacrificed their sharpness for an immediacy that would have given them a larger audience. What a pity!
Once they got to Iowa, Slipknot settled in an old nuclear shelter, where no light could be seen and no fresh air could enter and they started thrashing as loud as possible (and probably even louder), so that they use up the little oxygen and they end up suffocating.
Although I suspect that Daniel Ash is the star behind the goth giants, his solo career wasn't that strong to support my opinion, nor this collection of remixes and b-sides can hint at anything similar.
It was the 11th and the 12th of september 2012, when the Pogues filled the Olympia in Paris to celebrate their 30th anniversary and, while everybody was wondering if Shane would manage to stay on his feet for the whole gig, he started singing about a pair of brown eyes and the crowd went crazy.
Something is changing in the music business and that wind reached Dublin, where the rats catch the echo of the surrounding tension and transform it into a efervescent debut, pretty charming in its unripeness.
After firing the previous members of the band, Peter Coyne recruited the new Gofdfathers and started learning them a new alphabet with an album which respects the rules of rock'n'roll classicism and goes its way, without causing any tension.
The gloomy country-rockers wave goodbye with a representative portait which spans their whole career and is presented in two parts, the first one contains the people's choice and the second one consists of the rarities.