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Album Review: Antony & The Johnsons – Another World EP

October 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Alt-rock, Alternative, Folk/Acoustic, Music, Pop/Rock

A World Apart 6.5/10 FIRST PUBLISHED AT THE LINE OF BEST FIT Returning from the nu-disco of Hercules and Love Affair, ‘Another World‘ finds Antony & The Johnsons revisiting the themes and cabaret moods of Mercury-winning breakthrough, ‘I Am A Bird Now‘. Having such a singular singing style is both a gift and a burden: […]

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Portishead – Third

May 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Best of 2008, Electronica, Folk/Acoustic, Music, Pop/Rock, Prog, Psychedelia, Trip hop

Third time unlucky? 7/10 Almost every review of Portishead’s ‘Third‘ opens with a summary account of trip hop, with mentions of coffee tables and dinner parties. Musical snobbery conspires to dictate who listens to music and how it is listened to. The fact that ‘Dummy‘ became universally successful or featured in the soundtrack for This […]

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Feist – The Reminder

May 7th, 2007 · No Comments · Alt-country, Alt-rock, Best of 2007, Folk/Acoustic, Music, Pop/Rock

Beguiling second album 8/10 Not being familar with her first solo effort or previous (pre-Broken Social Scene) encarnations in the Canadian punk scene and beyond, it was something of a surprise to come across this album. Such is the massive (frequently brilliant) overloading of Broken Social Scene’s musical pallette that Feist’s vocals are often buried […]

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Anthony & The Johnsons – I am a Bird Now

January 27th, 2006 · No Comments · Best of 2005, Folk/Acoustic, Music, Pop/Rock

His lady story 8/10 Antony is an entirely singular voice, and if you aren’t the type who likes to have their expectations challenged then this isn’t the record for you. Somewhere between soul music and tortured folk, Antony is a troubled troubador to rank with the greatest. An androgynous cabaret singer and pianist, he sings […]

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