Category: Album reviews

CeDell Davis: Event The Devil get The Blues (Sunyata)

CeDell Davis Event The Devil get The Blues (Sunyata) Seattle scholar, drummer and stalwart producer Martin Barrett has once again unearthed a long forgotten gem in the world’s musical treasure trove; 88-year-old bluesman CeDell Davis. For their third album collaboration,…

Hello: The Albums (Cherry Red)

Hello The Albums (Cherry Red) Good golly, another box set from Cherry Red Records. I love this label, I do. They’ve outdone themselves with this fantastic box set from Hello. Hello was a band out of North London that came…

Hickoids: The Out of Towners (Saustex)

Hickoids The Out of Towners (Saustex) It was only a matter of time before The Hickoids, the definition of Texas Cow Punk, put out a covers album featuring tunes exclusively penned by Lone Star Staters. The mini-album ‘The Out of…

Cowtown: Paranormal Romance 12” LP (HHBTM)

Cowtown Paranormal Romance 12” LP (HHBTM) UK-based group Cowtown, along with having a truly great band name, have a jerky, frenetic sound that is equal parts Talking Heads and Oingo Boingo with just enough pop hooks to recall a band…

The Little Ships: Alone Together (Karve Music)

The Little Ships Alone Together (Karve Music) In the 1990s there was a plethora of bands coming out of the Pacific Northwest, more specifically, Seattle. One of those bands was the underrated and short-lived Green Apple Quick Step, which was…

Maradeen: Above the Horizon (Self-Released)

Maradeen Above the Horizon (Self-Released) On ‘Above the Horizon,’ Nashville’s Maradeen manages to deftly blend pop with classic Southern Rock and a little bit of the 1970s Laurel Canyon sound for a nostalgic album crammed with sweet harmonies. Pulling together…

Russell Morris: Sharkmouth (EMI Import)

Russell Morris Sharkmouth (EMI Import) The first album of a trilogy inspired by a cast of characters as vast as the land down under, Australian icon Russel Morris released his folk blues and roots rock portrait; ‘Sharkmouth’ in 2012 to…

Roy Orbison: The Ultimate Collection (Legacy)

Roy Orbison The Ultimate Collection (Legacy) To be honest, there are a slew of Roy Orbison albums out there packed with “hits” and “best of” tracks, but this latest 26-track offering from Legacy is among the best to date, including…

Placebo: A Place For Us To Dream (Rise)

Placebo A Place For Us To Dream (Rise) Placebo came on the music scene in 1996 with their self-titled debut album, which received more fanfare in their native country of England than anywhere else. But when the band of Brits…

Jeremy Nail: My Mountain (Open Nine)

Jeremy Nail My Mountain (Open Nine) Texas guitarist Jeremy Nail called on rock icon, Alejandro Escovedo to be his mentor and produce his second album ‘My Mountain.’ The 11 song collection pushes the limits of the singer songwriter genre and…