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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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ALBUM REVIEW: Van Morrison – The Healing Game

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 Review by Kevin CooperAfter 2017’s release of what can only be described as Van Morrison’s self-indulgent Authorised Bang Collection, those throwaway compositions later being known as Morrison’s ‘revenge songs’ it is always a tense moment whenever a rather exuberant ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Michael Ball – Coming home to you

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Review by Kevin CooperTo his legion of fans of both a certain age and generation, Michael Ball OBE has become one of the nation’s most endearing and cherished performers who recently released his first solo album in over four years, the aptly entitled Coming Home To You.This eager ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Neneh Cherry – Broken Politics

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Review by Kevin CooperNeneh Cherry is arguably one of the more diverse artists making music today and for over three decades she has offered her own unique twist on pop.Since her debut album, Raw Like Sushi which was released in 1989, there have only been five solo albums, the latest being Br ...
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ALBUM REVIEW: Van Morrison – The Authorised Bang Collection

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Review by Kevin CooperIn 1965 Van Morrison was persuaded by Bert Berns to join his new record label, Bang Records, which saw him release Brown Eyed Girl. Shortly after that success, Berns passed away leaving Morrison in contractual disputes with his wife, Ilene Berns. Honouring his contract t ...
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