ALBUM REVIEW: David Bowie – Blackstar

1035x1035-51RHm9wIQOL._SL1500_David Bowie’s twenty-fifth studio album Blackstar has been one of the most highly anticipated albums since it’s announcement in October of last year, and it’s finally arrived. The days have certainly been counted down with eagerness since news first broke of a new Bowie album and since then we’ve been gifted with two fantastic songs, Blackstar and Lazarus. But ever since the album was announced there’s been an unspoken level of excitement everywhere you go that only someone as well known and respected as David Bowie could produce. The album couldn’t be anything but fantastic, right? Keep reading.

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Allman Brothers Band – Idlewild South (Deluxe Edition)

allman-brothers-band-idlewild-south-1200x1200The second album from The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South, has received a well deserved remaster in the form of this outstanding deluxe edition. Recorded between February and July 1970, Idlewild South contains a number of fantastic songs that became live staples over the lifetime of the band. These include the mesmerising In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, the scorching Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ and the legendary Midnight Rider.

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ALBUM REVIEW: City and Colour – If I Should Go Before You

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The transformation of City and Colour as a musical unit over the years has been extraordinary. Dallas Green started off the project as a solo player with only an acoustic guitar to keep him company but as each album has gone by the band has grown and the sound has grown with it. If I Should Go Before You is City and Colour’s fifth album in ten years which is remarkable considering in all that time the band has remained with an independent record label. City and Colour could certainly move to a bigger label if they desired but staying with Dine Alone Records is symbolic of what the band has become.

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