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Rattle And Hum ~ U2
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 14 Oct 2012
This album has live and reworked versions of classics such as Helter Skelter, I Still Haven't Found..., and Pride, and reveals hidden gems such as Heartland and Love Rescue Me, as well as better known songs such as Angel of Harlem. There are the obligatory cringey live Bono momemts (the anti-apartheid stuff made my toes curl when I first heard it) but overall this record is varied and very listenable. It presents the band during an important transitional period in the wake of the success of Joshua Tree, exploring American blues influences and expanding their sound. Even though it was critically mauled this is an important step in the history of the band and remains a surprisingly… Read more
Passive Me, Aggressive You ~ The Naked And Famous
Passive Me, Aggressive You ~ The Naked And Famous
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good effort, 14 Oct 2012
This band has a very distinctive signature sound. I listen to it when I'm doing the washing up and I like it.
Further ~ The Chemical Brothers
Further ~ The Chemical Brothers
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant album, 14 Oct 2012
This is quite a change in direction after the last two albums. There are no big name collaborations and some of the tracks reveal a stripped down and more lyrical side. There are no shortage of tunes here though, which makes it as good a listen before going out on a Saturday night as it is the next morning. Escape Velocity is a highlight and probably the best thing they've done in years.