Author: Tommy Shotton

Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End Album Review

Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright In The End Album Review

Many years ago, I was working in a recording studio with a guy who'd engineered Weezer's classic 1996 album 'Pinkerton'. On learning of his involvement with the record - a longtime favourite of mine -...

Review posted on 3rd October 2014

Calling Festival - Stevie Wonder, London, June 29 2014

Calling Festival - Stevie Wonder, London, June 29 2014

As a lifelong fan of Stevie Wonder's recordings from the 1960s and 70s (plus the odd gem from the largely best-averted 1980s), I have avoided checking him out live over the years, for reasons I...

Review posted on 11th July 2014

Tom Tom Club - Genius of Live 2xCD

Tom Tom Club - Genius of Live 2xCD

So I'm a bit out of the loop with what Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz are up to these days and so was pleasantly surprised to see that a new Tom Tom Club release is...

Review posted on 26th May 2011

Phoenix - Its Never Been Like This

Phoenix - Its Never Been Like This

Phoenix Its Never Been Like This Album ReviewYou have to admire a band whose press release begins with the statement, Phoenix are one more time into extreme relevance. That's exactly the kind of skewed translation...

Review posted on 9th May 2006

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Yacht - Chain Tripping Album Review

Yacht - Chain Tripping Album Review

In terms of approach, 'Chain Tripping' takes some beating. To call Yacht's latest release conceptual would be underplaying its inspiration wildly.

Feeder - Tallulah Album Review

Feeder - Tallulah Album Review

On 'Tallulah', Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose seem to have that burning connection again.

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Album of the Week: Machine Head released debut Burn My Eyes 25 years ago

Album of the Week: Machine Head released debut Burn My Eyes 25 years ago

Burn My Eyes was released on this day (August 9th) in 1994.

Neverworld 2019 Review

Neverworld 2019 Review

With an eclectic mix of established acts, up and coming talent and resurgent household names, Neverworld once again offered up some superb musical...

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