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ALBUM REVIEW: GREGORY PORTER – ALL RISE

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American gospel singer Gregory Porter first made a splash when in 2011 he was given a spot on Later With Jools Holland. The following year he was introduced by Jamie Cullum at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, and such was his meteoric rise that a few years later he was selling out The Royal Albert Hall ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: PRINCE – SIGN O’ THE TIMES (REMASTERED)

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In 1987 Prince finally released his ninth studio album, Sign O’ The Times, which was largely created over a period of eighteen months but includes songs that date back as far as 1979. The final sixteen tracks are just some of the countless songs that he recorded in his most prolific period and whi ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: RONAN KEATING – TWENTY TWENTY

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  Ronan Keating must be one of the most well known artists ever, having had a successful 25 year career with ‘boy band’ Boyzone, as well as an equally successful solo career that has seen him sell over twenty million albums worldwide.Two years in the making, his eleventh studio album, ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: ROACHFORD – TWICE IN A LIFETIME

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If ever there was an album that makes you believe that there is life after lock down, then it is Andrew Roachford’s album Twice In A Lifetime.His eleventh offering sees him showcasing a stunning voice that was completely devoid of any of the problems that he had with nodules on his vocal chords in ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: BAD TOUCH – KISS THE SKY

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  Still deeply entrenched in their blues roots, Norfolk’s Bad Touch have released their fourth studio album, Kiss The Sky on Marshall Records, and have produced thirteen tracks of Southern rock that is not only pleasing to the ear but is possibly their best album to date.Opening track, C ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: WENDY JAMES – QUEEN HIGH STRAIGHT

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Wendy James has been around the music world since the late 80’s, first fronting up pop punk band Transvision Vamp before embarking upon her solo career. Now releasing her fifth solo album, Queen High Straight, James has adopted genres and trends of the last few decades to create a truly diverse mi ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: THE FIZZ – SMOKE & MIRRORS

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In 1981 a British quartet, Bucks Fizz, won the Eurovision Song Contest with their own brand of pop as Making Your Mind Up went on to sell over four million copies. There has been a lot of water under the bridge since then, with original group member Bobby G taking legal action over the use of the na ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: THE STROKES – THE NEW ABNORMAL

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 In 2001 The Strokes; an American rock band released their debut album, Is This It, and have been looking over their shoulder since to try to replicate its success. They subsequently released other albums and an EP which unfortunately were instantly forgettable, before they headed off separatel ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Simply Red – Blue Eyed Soul

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Blue-eyed soul (also known as white soul) is rhythm and blues and soul music performed by white artists and let’s be totally honest, there are not many better at doing that than Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall.Simply Red are back with their first album in four years, and their twelfth in total spanni ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: James Blunt – Once Upon a Mind

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James Blunt is like Marmite, you either love him or hate him. But given that he has sold over twenty million albums worldwide, there has to be a great number of closeted lovers.With his sixth and latest studio album, Once Upon A Mind now available, he has delivered what is undoubtedly his most perso ...
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