Author: David J. Lownds

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? 50th Anniversary Album Review

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? 50th Anniversary Album Review

It is often easy to forget that there was indeed more than just one member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Perhaps it is a pity that Hendrix has eclipsed the formidable talent of his rhythm...

Review posted on 12th May 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium [Anniversary] Album Review

Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium [Anniversary] Album Review

In 2006 the Red Hot Chili Peppers released a 28-song double album - out of which they took a relatively large number of singles' - assisted by super-producer Rick Rubin. The former co-founder of Def...

Review posted on 10th May 2017

At The Drive-In Interalia Album Review

At The Drive-In Interalia Album Review

At the Drive-In's newest is an alternative album, knowingly so. At least some of its words seem inaudible and often appear to lack a clear meaning. The guitar lines unleash more corrosiveness, and a greater...

Review posted on 3rd May 2017

Homeboy Sandman - Veins Album Review

Homeboy Sandman - Veins Album Review

While there are plenty of raps out there that are not as deep as the writings of Aristotle, Dostoevsky or even your average student majoring in Philosophy, most hip-hop songs deliver one or more messages...

Review posted on 9th April 2017

The Beatles Tease 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' 50th Anniversary Release

The Beatles Tease 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' 50th Anniversary Release

With all the recent coverage regarding another 1960s superstar, Bob Dylan, here at Contactmusic, it may have been easy to let him steal the spotlight from his most popular contemporaries from that era, The Beatles,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd April 2017

Bob Dylan - Triplicate Album Review

Bob Dylan - Triplicate Album Review

On his new album, Bob Dylan sings, “I’m weary all of the time”. If the more upbeat tracks were less energetic, that would be a good summary of all the content found on this horribly...

Review posted on 1st April 2017

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Pixies - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-On-Sea 12/09/2019 Live Review

Pixies - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-On-Sea 12/09/2019 Live Review

Pixies kicked off the European leg of their latest tour in the sleepy retirement town of Bexhill-On-Sea.

Slaves - Dreamland, Margate 7.9.2019 Live Review

Slaves - Dreamland, Margate 7.9.2019 Live Review

Kent punk duo Slaves held up their pledge to headline a gig on the Kent coast this weekend when they once again took to the Hall By The Sea stage at...

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Mark Butcher explains to ContactMusic how he moved from cricket to music [EXCLUSIVE]

Mark Butcher explains to ContactMusic how he moved from cricket to music [EXCLUSIVE]

The batsman is batting for the music industry these days.

Cafolla talks music from the soul, political influences and his caped exploits [Exclusive]

Cafolla talks music from the soul, political influences and his caped exploits [Exclusive]

He is set to unveil his new album 'Cowboys and Africans'.

Brockhampton - Ginger Album Review

Brockhampton - Ginger Album Review

'Ginger' is the kind of album that sees Brockhampton coming to terms with what they've been through.

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