Album Reviews

Latest album releases reviewed by Goldmine

Ray Thomas Recalls the Magnificent Moodies

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With the Moody Blues firmly entrenched among the giants – and, indeed, the founders – of prog rock, it is often easy to forget that, for three years before Days of Future Passed in 1967, they were a finely functioning …

Silent Nights with the Rowan Amber Mill

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It’s often easy to overlook holiday music.  After all, we only listen to it for a few weeks a year (which is weird… a little like only listening to love songs when we’re in love; to the Beach Boys when …

Spin Cycle’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Whether you’re shopping for friends and family or picking out a well-deserved treat for yourself, here’s our take on the must-have releases for 2014 holiday gift-giving. NEW RELEASES various artists – Songs from the Black Meadow (blackmeadowtales) — Companion piece …

Emily Jones opens the Autumn Eye

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There’s this landscape. It’s always been there.  A few miles out of eye-shot, a few beats out of hearing, one feeling in the back of your neck and another in the pit of your stomach, a place where you go …

James Williamson – the Stooges Relicked

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Like the album that the Velvets almost made before Loaded, or the set that Hendrix was  working on at the time of his death, the fourth Stooges album is one of those legends that we never hear the end of. …

Album review of The Empty Hearts eponymous debut

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The Empty Hearts “The Empty Hearts” 429 Records (CD) **** By John Borack Put Wally Palmar (The Romantics), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Clem Burke (Blondie) and Andy Babiuk (The Chesterfield Kings) together, book some studio time, and what do you …

More Manticores for your Madness

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In an age when a band simply wasn’t a band if it didn’t also have its own record label, there was an awful lot of corporate silliness flung into the marketplace, towering conceits with names like Threshold and Purple, Swan …