Content tagged with 'album reviews'

Nordub

Sly & Robbie Meet Nils Petter Molvaer – Nordub (Okeh)

Scandinavia is not the first place that comes to mind when looking for the power of dub so when Norwegian trumpet player Nils Petter Molvaer wanted to make a dub… Read more

Cosmo Sheldrake

Album review: Cosmo Sheldrake – The Much Much How How and I (Transgressive Records)

Weird and wonderful You don’t often come across original artists in contemporary music, in most cases it’s possible to trace the ideas heard in ‘new’ music back to an earlier… Read more

The Shacks - Haze

Album review: The Shacks – Haze (Big Crown Records)

The Shacks came onto my radar last year when a record store owner recommended El Michels Affair, a band whose cheesy kung-fu artwork on Return to the 37th Chamber was… Read more

Album Review: Meshell Ndegeocello – Ventriloquism (Naïve)

It’s hard for us on this side of the pond to appreciate just how significant an impact the current incumbent of the White House is having on the culture of… Read more

Album Review: American Utopia (Nonesuch)

Back in 1983 David Byrne sang about Slippery People with Talking Heads, 35 years later those people are still in power but they’re even harder to make sense of. Byrne’s… Read more

Album review: Keith Jarrett Gary Peacock Jack DeJohnette – After the Fall (ECM)

Back in the saddle Pianist Keith Jarrett is something of a legend among contemporary jazz musicians, his Koln Concerts released in 1975 is still the best selling album in the… Read more

Album review: Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet – Landfall (Nonesuch)

After the storm In 2012 hurricane Sandy made landfall in North America and caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage, on her first release with the Kronos Quartet Laurie Anderson… Read more

Album Review: Various Artists – We Out Here (Brownswood)

Listening to Gilles Peterson on 6Music recently it was easy to get the impression that the music scene in New York is where it’s at as far as new jazz… Read more

Album Review: Radiohead – OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017 (Parlophone)

Everything in the same place OK Computer was the album that put Radiohead on the map, they had cult success with the single Creep but it wasn’t until this seminal… Read more