Monthly Archive: April 2014

Elton John – Honky Château

Honky Chateau

Honky Chateau is an example of Elton John and Bernie Taupin at their absolute finest. Forget the bombast and flamboyance of later efforts, this is supreme songwriting pared back to it’s basics and laid...

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Aloe Blacc – Good Things

GoodThings

A lovely little slice of vintage style soul, Good Things has a few stand out tracks, but doesn’t really offer enough to elevate the album towards excellence. Blacc’s voice is silky smooth throughout and the...

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Cypress Hill – Black Sunday

BlackSunday

This is an excellent album of cinematic tinged Rap music, with a hint of the gangster, and more than a little whiff of weed. And by golly do these guys love weed. Cypress Hill...

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Lana Del Rey – Born To Die

BornToDie

This album doesn’t know what it is. It’s really odd and wildly inconsistent. There are a couple of decent tunes, but the real elephant in the room is Lana’s voice. It’s just fucking weird....

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Green Day – Dookie

Dookie

This is Green Day at their best. A collection of quality 3 minute pop tunes with just enough bite to appeal to the sullen, angst ridden teenage masses. Dookie is the musical equivalent of...

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Pharrell Williams – G I R L

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I was expecting big things as ‘Happy’ (though overplayed) is one of the best pop songs of the last 20 years. I was not prepared for this barrage of mediocrity. There are a couple...

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