Singing like you've got your knackers in a twist might be good for a joke, but not for an album, writes Allan Johnstone.
Allan Johnstone reviews this week's singles and comes to the conclusion that sometimes, a barcode is enough...
The week beginning the 25th of August 2008 will probably go down in the world of music as being ‘ultimately not very memorable’.
Allan Johnstone finds slim pickings on the singles front...
From the mists of the late 70s, another great lost band? Allan Johnstone explores further.
It’s a very middle of the road singles round up this week. In fact, it’s so middle of the road that any halfway decent music has had to be diverted to another lane.
This week, a Cadence Weapon, a Pigeon Detective and a Ventriloquist. More bewildering than it sounds.
Time for a nice warm bath in synths. Allan Johnstone plunges in.
Try searching for a tune, mate. And some decent lyrics...
Lenny Kravitz sets out his stall as the foremost political thinker of his age on an album that stands shoulder to shoulder with the Communist Manifesto as a statement of ideological intent. No, really. I'm not kidding. He really does. Really.
Why is music so bad these days? I’ll tell you why. It’s because of you. You people. You’ll buy anything.
If Marc Bolan was still alive, would he be listening to Radio 2? And would he like the new Turin Brakes single?
A new dawn for music, or another step in Liars' journey into total obscurity? Allan Johnstone reviews.
An insight into the development of an iconic talent, or a fine cure for insomnia? Very much the latter. Allan Johnstone reviews.
Further proof (if it was needed) that there’s more to Canada than maple leaves, Mounties, bilingualism, liberal politics, and functional if uninspiring architecture.
The New Yorkshire scene hits critical mass. Allan Johnstone reviews...