Tag: 2004

Feist – Let it die

Feist – Let it die       MacKenzie Wilson: ‘Somewhere in between living with Peaches, playing guitar with By Divine Right, rapping with Chilly Gonzales, and singing with Broken Social Scene and Apostle of Hustle, Canadian songstress Feist started a solo career. Following up 1999’s self-released Monarch, Let It Die was recorded in Paris […]

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Nick Drake – Made To Love Magic

Nick Drake – Made To Love Magic       Hunger for “new” Nick Drake material had reached enough of a fever pitch by the 21st century for Island to try digging up enough for this odd patchwork collection, combining outtakes with remixes of tracks that had been previously issued on the Time of No […]

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Guns N’ Roses – Greatest Hits

      Dan Gennoe: ‘If time is the true test, then Guns N’ Roses’ Greatest Hits confirms that they really were one of the greatest rock & roll bands in the world. While, in retrospect, fellow graduates of the class of 1987 are about as cool as poodle perms and spandex, the L.A. bad […]

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Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand       Heather Phares: ‘While the Darts of Pleasure EP proved that Franz Ferdinand had a way with equally sharp lyrics and hooks, and the “Take Me Out” single took their sound to dramatic new heights, their self-titled debut album offers the most expansive version of their music yet. […]

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Matt Elliott – Drinking Songs

Matt Elliott – Drinking Songs Ned Raggett: ‘Matt Elliott’s second solo CD, even more than his first, finds him moving further away from the feedback-and-beats trademarks of the Third Eye Foundation, though to be sure his path was already marked out by the concluding years of that incarnation. Living up to not only the title […]

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John Butler Trio – Sunrise Over Sea

John Butler Trio – Sunrise Over Sea John D. Luerssen: ‘The John Butler Trio’s U.S. debut album, Sunrise Over Sea, is phenomenal — from the opening notes of “Treat Yo Mama,” a muscular and soulfully expressive roots rocker, to the final strains of the expansive, ten-minute-long opus “Sometimes.” The John Butler Trio is arguably the […]

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Starsailor – Silence Is Easy

Starsailor – Silence Is Easy       Silence Is Easy is the second studio album by English indie rock group Starsailor, released in September 2003 on EMI.      ‘Amazon’ Awash in the same Britpop romanticism of their debut Love Is Here, Starsailor – Silence Is Easy strains with the weight of the band’s […]

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Kasabian – Kasabian

Kasabian – Kasabian       David Jeffries ‘Pre-release hubbub might have you thinking Kasabian’s debut is the Stone Roses’ firstborn all over again, or that it’s a Screamadelica for its generation. Almost, but these lads could use one more spin around the U.K.’s hippest clubs to really polish their craft to Madchester-in-its-prime level. What […]

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Neil Young – Greatest Hits

Neil Young – Greatest Hits AMG Review: 2004’s Greatest Hits is not only the first retrospective Neil Young has released since 1977’s Decade, it’s the first ever single-disc collection of his best-known songs. Greatest Hits offers the basic canon, with no frills and none of Young’s trademark idiosyncracies, but ultimately that doesn’t matter much, because […]

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Michael Franks – Watching The Snow

Michael Franks – Watching The Snow AMG Review: To call Michael Franks schmaltzy is like calling Santa Claus jolly, but what sets him apart from his contemporaries is his ability to deliver each clever yet wince-inducing rhyme with a wink. Michael Franks – Watching The Snow is comfort food with all the trimmings, and it’s […]

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The Killers – Hot Fuss

The Killers – Hot Fuss       MacKenzie Wilson: ‘..The Las Vegas foursome introduce a perfectly tailored new wave-induced art rock sound on their debut, The Killers – Hot Fuss. They wooed MTV audiences and modern rock followers with the success of “Somebody Told Me” during summer 2004….. It’s hard to deny the sparkle […]

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Bob Marley – Legend

Bob Marley – Legend      Bob Marley – Legend is the twelfth album by Bob Marley & The Wailers, and the second posthumous album, released in 1984 by Island Records, catalogue BMW 1 in the United Kingdom and A1 90169 in the United States. It is a greatest hits collection of singles in its […]

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Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days

Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days     Tim Sendra:  ‘On Our Endless Numbered Days, the follow-up to 2002’s stunningly good Creek Drank the Cradle, the sound of Iron & Wine has changed but the song remains the same. No longer does Sam Beamrecord his intimate songs in the intimate surroundings of his home. […]

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