Posted in January, 2012

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Hotel Lights – Girl Graffiti


Hotel LightsGirl Graffiti(Bar/None) At first listen it’s tempting to classify Hotel Lights as background music, but even through the band’s fragile melodies and soft-spoken ways, something louder emerges on their … Read more

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Gerald Clayton – Bond: The Paris Sessions

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Rosanne Cash – The Essential Rosanne Cash

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Nick Lowe – Labour Of Lust

Nick LoweLabour Of Lust(Yep Roc) The music industry is home to many inscrutable practices, but why this certifiably punk pub/new pop masterpiece has been out of print for nearly two … Read more

Bad Company – Live at Wembley

Bad CompanyLive at Wembley(Eagle Rock) I normally shy away from these reunion things, but I must admit wanting to see and hear what Rodgers, Ralphs, Kirke and company sounded like … Read more