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In The Sylvan Glades - Echo Park Orchestra (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Sometimes music is difficult to review because you have heard it all before and find it hard to add anything new and constructive to that conversation. 287 more words

Sleeping at Last - Atlas: Emotions - For in our great sorrow, we learn what joy means.

Artist: Sleeping at Last
Album: Atlas: Emotions EP
Year: 2016
Grade: A-

In Brief: While the lyrics do a great job of explaining the inner workings of each human emotion, the music doesn’t always live up to the emotion being expressed. 1,554 more words


Various Artists - Smells Like Christmas Spirit

Artists: Various
Title: Smells Like Christmas Spirit
Label: Small Bear Records
Cat#: Unknown
Keywords: Alternative, Indie, Shoegaze
Reviewer: Alex Spaldingclaus

‘Twas a month before x-mas… 1,499 more words

Album Review: Alex Izenberg - Harlequin

The lovelorn ’70s singer-songwriter archetype hangs well on Alex Izenberg. Achieving that pre-familiarity comes a little easier when Linda Perry buys you your first guitar and your band goes on tour with Roger Daltrey before you’re halfway through your twenties. 641 more words

Album Reviews

Saramai - "Magnetic North" Review

Saramai popped onto my radar last year with her simple but well crafted melodies. With her 2016 EP “Magnetic North” she continues to tease and intrigue me with the same premise, wrapping simple piano melodies, whimsical vocals and gentle nods to 80’s rock in some parts. 365 more words


Anniversary albums: Episode Thirty-seven - Belle and Sebastian "If You're Feeling Sinister" (1996)

This week we take a look at Scottish group Belle and Sebastian’s magnum opus from 1996 “If You’re Feeling Sinister”. Released during the height of Britpop, this record was an example of chamber pop which developed in the 90s as a reaction to lo-fi indie and alternative rock. 30 more words

Anniversary Albums

Douglas Dare - "Aforger" Review

Douglas Dare burst into my musical life early this year when I discovered his music on one of my Bandcamp wanders and his second full length release showcases exactly why I fell in love with his quirky melodies, time signatures and song structures in the first listen. 655 more words