Album Reviews

Latest album releases reviewed by Goldmine

Here Comes the Ski Patrol!

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Of all the bands that hovered around the UK punk and post-punk scene at the tail end of the seventies, so many of whom trailed away having left barely a mark on the popular consciousness, one of the most invigorating …

Mike Oldfield – Man on the Rocks

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Talking to Goldmine this time last year, Mike Oldfield warned, “The new album is totally different to [his then-current] Tubular Beats.  There’s no software at all and everything is live backing tracks. “I have a coproducer called Steve Lipson, who’s …

Bill Nelson – not Be Bop, but still Deluxe

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Be Bop Deluxe were an interesting band.  Regardless of whether or not you actually liked them (and a lot of people didn’t, which is why they remained a defiantly second division act in terms of rock history), they never failed …

Mike Pinder makes a Promise

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In days of old when knights were bold, and monsters stalked the planet… …somebody decided it would be a really good idea for them to all to go out and make solo albums.  Even the drummers. Yes did it, and …

Olias of Sunhillow – an SACD masterpiece

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Amid the manifold reissues and remasters meted out to the Yes catalog over the years, a handful of other related odds and ends have cried out for re-evaluation – and will probably continue to do so for a while to …

Out of the Past… Present

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There is, though you probably aren’t aware of the fact, a parallel universe in which Henry Cow are the biggest band on the planet.  It’s a neat place, too; not only because the Cow stalked our own version of the …