Author: Gary Williams

Amp Fiddler - Afro Strut

Amp Fiddler - Afro Strut

Amp FiddlerAfro StrutAlbum ReviewI first played this album on a trip over the Pennines from Leeds to Manchester. The weather was appalling and the traffic on the Motorway was at a standstill. After a few...

Review posted on 24th July 2007

Maroon 5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long

Maroon 5 - It Won't Be Soon Before Long

Maroon 5It Won't Be Soon Before Long Album ReviewNow then, how do you manage to top a best selling album that spawned a number of hit records? Maroon 5 have the answer, and it's called...

Review posted on 26th June 2007

G Love - Lemonade

G Love - Lemonade

G. Love LemonadeAlbum ReviewYou could be forgiven by the sleeve and packaging of this CD if you thought that G.Love, with his 'straight out of Philly' sound and featuring the likes of Blackalicious and Lateef...

Review posted on 26th June 2007

Tim Ten Yen - Girl Number One

Tim Ten Yen - Girl Number One

Tim Ten YenGirl Number OneSingle ReviewFrom the accompanying press release, I was expecting something weird, something silly, something I would hate.but I was completely wrong! Tim Ten Yen plays a kind of lo-fi D.I.Y pop...

Review posted on 31st May 2007

Last Man Standing - False Starts & Broken Promises

Last Man Standing - False Starts & Broken Promises

Last Man StandingFalse Starts & Broken PromisesAlbum ReviewAt this moment in time, Last Man Standing aren't a million selling band, a household name, or one of those bands that are so famous that even your...

Review posted on 31st May 2007

Bebel Gilberto - Momento

Bebel Gilberto - Momento

Bebel GilbertoMomentoAlbum ReviewI grew up listening only to music that I considered to have meaningful lyrics, and years ago I wouldn't have entertained anything that wasn't sung in an English (and preferably Northern) accent. It's...

Review posted on 31st May 2007

Mr Hudson & The Library - A Tale of Two Cities

Mr Hudson & The Library - A Tale of Two Cities

Mr Hudson & The LibraryA Tale of Two CitiesAlbum ReviewEverything about this CD says the word ‘quirky’, from the delightfully quirky CD case, to the delightfully quirky sleeve design, the delightfully quirky sleeve notes, and...

Review posted on 26th April 2007

The Orange Lights - Let The Love Back In

The Orange Lights - Let The Love Back In

The Orange LightsLet The Love Back InSingle ReviewIt took me a few plays to really get into this CD, as the influences are so overpowering that I found it hard to find the band underneath....

Review posted on 26th April 2007

Unklejam - What Am I Fighting For?

Unklejam - What Am I Fighting For?

Unklejam What Am I Fighting For?Single ReviewMy first impression of this was that it might be a cash in on the Gnarls Berkley phenomenon, as the vocals are very similar and the dance background is...

Review posted on 26th April 2007

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