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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Nothing But Thieves - Take This Lonely Heart Lyric Video

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From their newest EP 'What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way', Nothing But Thieves drop the lyric video for their single 'Take This Lonely...

The Lumineers - Walls Audio

The Lumineers - Walls Audio

The Lumineers honour their friend and hero Tom Petty with a sensational cover of his 1996 song 'Walls' from the 'She's the One' soundtrack.

Olly Murs - Moves ft. Snoop Dogg Video

Olly Murs - Moves ft. Snoop Dogg Video

Watch Olly Murs get his nerd on as he blags his way into an exclusive Snoop Dogg party (where Rowan Atkinson is the bartender) in the video for their...

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Mid-Week Playlist: 15 Happy Tunes To Get You Through Work

Mid-Week Playlist: 15 Happy Tunes To Get You Through Work

From 'Happy' to 'Banana Pancakes', these are soaked in positivity.

Mariah Carey - With You Video

Mariah Carey - With You Video

Mariah Carey is the picture of glamour in the black and white video for her brand new single 'With You'. It's the lead single from her forthcoming...

Eminem - Venom Video

Eminem - Venom Video

Eminem draws attention to the negative response his 2017 album 'Revival' received in the video for his latest song 'Venom'; a song recorded for the...

Anna Calvi - All Saints Church, Hove 5.10.2018 Live Review

Anna Calvi - All Saints Church, Hove 5.10.2018 Live Review

With the recent release of her third, very well received album 'Hunter' just behind her, Anna had plenty of relatively new songs to showcase.

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