04 Feb 2017

“Music For The Masses” by Depeche Mode

This tongue-in-cheekily titled sixth album from the English electronic pioneers is anything but music for the masses. Here the band continue to push the boundaries of their electronic, post-punk, synth pop roots, making a record that marked the turning point in their career when they began to be taken seriously

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30 Jan 2017

“Greatest Hits” by Fleetwood Mac

As far as greatest hits collections go, this one by Fleetwood Mac is among the most compact and immediate.

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14 Jan 2017

Retro-Review: “Judy At Carnegie Hall” by Judy Garland

Widely regarded as one of the greatest live performances ever caught on record, Judy At Carnegie Hall heralded Judy Garland’s successful comeback in the 1960s after being sidelined by addiction and weight problems a decade earlier. Here her voice is in top form and her warm personality imbued in every

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12 Jan 2017

Retro-Review: “Hot Space” by Queen

Queen’s tenth studio album, released in 1982, was notable for the band’s shift from their conventional sound to experiment with disco, funk, rhythm and blues, dance and pop. The album was decidedly more dance-oriented than the traditional rock sound that the band’s fans have come to expect, and was poorly

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27 May 2016

Retro-Review: “Diamonds And Pearls” by Prince & The New Power Generation

Released in 1991 just before he began his tumultuous battle with Warner Brothers Records, this album was arguably Prince’s last commercially triumphant release.

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