Brimming with catchy vocal hooks and harmonious moments, Something Blue is a pleasant record, but its production leaves much to be desired.
The album is ice-cool summer groove music, with shimmering guitar stabs, slender double bass slides, and silky smooth vocal delivery aplenty.
However grotesque Terence Fletcher may be, he leaves the impression he does because we recognise him in ourselves and understand his value.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas Ashby is a singer/songwriter from Herne Bay. We discuss living together during the time he recorded and released his third EP - 'Backlash'.
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?