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LANGUAGE OF PRAIRIE DOGS – The Water Boatman

September 30, 2018

Brown Dwarf 2018 Divine drama from Mancunian ensemble who like their heresy harmlessly supreme. After more than a decade of trial and error and occasional breakup, singing guitarist Dean Anthony Sobers and bassist Matthew Alexander Kaufman finally get their band … Continue reading

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WISHBONE ASH – Raw To The Bone

September 25, 2018

Neat 1985 / The Right Honourable 2018 A bone of contention in British band’s catalogue that may not drip with blood but retains period appeal. Universally panned as the veterans’ worst oeuvre, this offering may deserve to feel alien to … Continue reading

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NIRVANA – Black Flower

September 4, 2018

Metromedia 1969 / Esoteric 2018 Semi-mythical album from original psychedelic duo who fractured under the weight of their cinematic vision. They may have devised a first rock-opera in “The Story Of Simon Simopath” in 1967 and had been blackened on-screen … Continue reading

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MMHMM – mmhmm

June 20, 2018

Mmhmm 2018 Duo of decidedly non-divas deliver their drop-dead droll debut and get away with its pop-country charms. The capital of Tennessee must be teeming with talented youngsters, yet not taking oneself seriously requires much more strengths than simple musical … Continue reading

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BILLIE JO SPEARS – We Just Came Apart At The Dreams

April 19, 2018

Premier 1984 / Angel Air 2018 Burstin’ a pop bubble, country belle crosses over to the other side to woo British audiences. Having come out of her mid-’70s stretch of chart action, Billie Jo Spears couldn’t be a purist in … Continue reading

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