Soul

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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into Bruce Springsteen’s Covers Volume 1 – Only The Strong Survive 2LP. As open as Bruce Springsteen’s fans have become to the singer’s experimentations and his desire to push boundaries as the tape rolls in the studio, that doesn’t mean the singer’s fans are incapable of being apprehensive when they hear how far from the norm The Boss has strayed “this time,” in advance of hearing the results. Certainly, when word got out...

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Monday, 07 August 2023
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the TX Jelly LP by The Texas Gentlemen. It might not be so easy for readers to remember now, but TX Jelly – the debut LP by Texas Gentlemen – actually springs from a tradition which once favored allowing an album to build and develop organically as musicians made it in the studio. Back before punk rock and all its myriad sub- and side-genres instilled a sense of brevity, “get in, get...

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Monday, 05 February 2018
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Undivided Heart & Soul LP by JD McPherson. The beauty of JD McPherson’s new album is that calling it a “classic” or “fantastic new album” is definitely apt and accurate, but neither phrase affords the album the distinction it deserves. From note one, Undivided Heart & Soul employs a directory of time-honored songwriting and performance staples which have historically spun yards of platinum for those who have used them previously. At...

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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Ollie Ottoman delves deeply into the three discs which comprise the Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau Special 3-DiscBlu-Rae set. When I was a kid growing up in the Caribbean, the greatest cultural discovery I experienced was getting cable for the first time. I was in my mid-teens and the concept of cable meant American channels – and that meant American culture. I would waste my days (and nights) devouring television and felt the...

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Friday, 26 February 2016