Category Archives: Record review

Single review: Morrissey – “World Peace Is None Of Your Business”

Hear these lines? Truly disappointed (truly, truly, truly) Is that a didgeridoo? In a Morrissey song?? I do believe it is. And some tribal drumming too. Oh I see: it’s a reference to the ‘world’ in the song’s title. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Hurts – Exile: record review

Every musical era has its genuine geniuses and its also-rans: those whose catalogue of work changed music forever, and those who scrabbled a couple of songs together to ride the zeitgeist for a bit. In other words: for every Ziggy, … Continue reading

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SUEDE: COMING UP AGAIN

In 1994, Suede released what remains to this day my favourite album ever, Dog Man Star: their dramatic, epic masterpiece. Unfortunately, by 1999 things had gone horribly wrong. Their Head Music LP from that year was an uninspired grab-bag of … Continue reading

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DAVID BOWIE: THE WEEK AFTER

Do you remember where you were when you heard the news? Like many Bowie fans, I had resigned myself to the fact that he was effectively, if not actually, retired, meaning that his final recorded material would be backing vocals to a couple … Continue reading

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