Posts tagged "blues"

Album artwork of 'Something Blue' by Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Something Blue Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Brimming with catchy vocal hooks and harmonious moments, Something Blue is a pleasant record, but its production leaves much to be desired.

Album artwork of 'G. Love and Special Sauce' by G. Love & Special Sauce

G. Love and Special Sauce G. Love & Special Sauce

The album is ice-cool summer groove music, with shimmering guitar stabs, slender double bass slides, and silky smooth vocal delivery aplenty.

Artwork combining the faces of Fletcher and Neiman from the film 'Whiplash'

Keep Playing: the fire at the heart of ‘Whiplash’

However grotesque Terence Fletcher may be, he leaves the impression he does because we recognise him in ourselves and understand his value.

By Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of 'Highway 61 Revisited' by Bob Dylan

Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan

Dylan sings and we listen, the instrumentation hanging on his every word along with the rest of us. The album is an expressive, beautiful, and timeless classic.

Album artwork of 'Boarding House Reach' by Jack White

Boarding House Reach Jack White

Those looking for the muscle of The White Stripes should just listen to The White Stripes. Jack White’s output here is chillier, more demanding... stranger.

Album artwork of 'Can I Borrow a Feeling?' by Kirk Van Houten

Can I Borrow a Feeling? Kirk Van Houten

Van Houten’s first and only studio album is flawed, for sure, but also profoundly personal. After 20+ years of mockery its reputation seems a tad unwarranted.

Album artwork of 'Let It Bleed' by The Rolling Stones

Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones

Blues, psychedelia, jazz, and gospel are all deeply ingrained in the music. This is a rock record, but every track has a flavour of its own.

Photograph of Bob Dylan taken from the artwork of his album Nashville Skyline

Mr. Tambourine Fan: Bob Dylan’s studio albums ranked

Who would be mad enough to single-handedly rank Bob Dylan's 38 studio albums? Why, Charlie Clissitt of course. Two great minds for the price of one.

By Charlie Clissitt

Thomas Ashby performing onstage with a guitar

Thomas Ashby: ‘When you’re in a studio that’s your space to be the biggest you you can be.’

Thomas Ashby is a singer/songwriter from Herne Bay. We discuss living together during the time he recorded and released his third EP - 'Backlash'.

By Frederick O'Brien

Album artwork of 'Elvis Presley' by Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Elvis Presley

A record can be iconic and flawed at the same time. Elvis' desbut is unrefined, hit and miss, and sometimes irresistible. Could it be any other way?