Album Review: The Cranberries – In The End

One of the most ubiquitous sounds of the ’90s was Dolores O’Riordan’s distinctive voice, dominating the airwaves with The Cranberries’ hit singles like Linger and Dreams. The band took a five year hiatus to work on solo material, but returned in 2009 for a well-received world tour. Late in 2017, the band demoed 11 tracks…

Album Review: Suburban Dirts – I Want Blood

“…This Southern gothic inspired concept album has surprising heart amidst the no-holds-barred savagery. The different musical styles play with emotions and add to the character of a comprehensive record…”

Album Review: Treetop Flyers – Treetop Flyers

“…Old influences and new beginnings have resulted in a unified album of West Coast rock with a West London edge, cut with country influences, a celebratory groove, and irrepressible heart and soul…”

Album review: Mavis Staples – If All I Was Was Black

Little Bit sets the tone decisively with an unflinching bass line to ramp up the tension. The accusatory tone is warranted. The song’s topic is systemic racism, specifically police shootings: “poor kid they caught him without his license/that ain’t why they shot him/they say he was fighting/So?” No-one is fooled by the official narrative, but nor…