Tag: Record Reviews

John Debney: The Passion of the Christ Original Soundtrack Recording (La La Land)

A beautiful, informative double-disc deluxe edition of the stunning soundtrack to one of the most controversial films of all time.

The Mike Cotton Sound: The Mike Cotton Sound (RPM)

Uber-rare British jazz combo The Mike Cotton Sound’s sole album sees release, a superb time capsule of a rarely-heard yet brilliant, exciting combo.

The Montgomery Express: The Montgomery Movement (Numero Group)

The first and only recordings of a duo of two R&B loving blind men sees a reissue 40 years after its release on Folkways Records.

The Posies “Failure” (Omnivore Recordings)

The Posies’ debut album, Failure, is a wonderful glimpse into what would become a promising career.

Heldon – Allez-Téia (Superior Viaduct)

This reissue of French progressive-rockers Heldon sounded futuristic then, sounds contemporary today, and is an enjoyable collection of instrumental sounds.

One Thousand Violins: Halcyon Days-Complete Recordings 1985-1987 (Cherry Red)

The flame of One Thousand Violins burned bright, but it burned out quickly. This collection captures the first two-year output of the Sheffield indie-pop group.

Ruthann Friedman: Constant Companion (Now Sounds)

The author of one of the 1960s brightest, lushest hits offered up a solo album that was stark and dark and not much like the song that made her famous.

Slam Suzzanne: On The Floor With Your Mom (Green Monkey Records)

Come back to the early 1990s, when punk rock didn’t mean “cash cow” and jocks, and had a sense of humor….

Section 25: From The Hip (Factory Benelux)

    Poor Section 25. The Manchester-based post-punk band was a victim of fate. Coming from the Manchester scene, the group quickly signed to Factory Records. Their first releases and debut album Always Now suffered not-necessarily unfair comparisons (and accusations of mimicry) to Joy Division. In an effort to break from the confines of such categorization,… Read More ›

Mick Harvey: Intoxicated Man/Pink Elephants (Mute)

Birthday Party and Bad Seeds guitarist Mick Harvey had been involved in a handful of soundtrack productions, but it wasn’t until 1995 that he released his proper solo debut album, Intoxicated Man. For this project, he decided to indulge himself in the music of Serge Gainsbourg, and the results were fantastic. Both Intoxicated Man and… Read More ›