banner ad
banner ad

Category: CD Reviews

banner ad
KAREN LOVELY – Fish Outta Water

KAREN LOVELY – Fish Outta Water

| 22 August 2017 | 1 Reply

KAREN LOVELY – Fish Outta Water Independent through Blind Raccoon June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 The dusty Texan dirtbowl blues of Karen Lovely boasts her earthy and soulful vocals, and a country twang amongst its economical arrangements. At her best singing of the openness of dusty West Texan roads and the […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: THE CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT – Chück Me

CD REVIEW: THE CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT – Chück Me

| 22 August 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: THE CHUCK NORRIS EXPERIMENT – Chück Me Transubstans Records May 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 We knew we were going to love this band before we knew a damned thing about them or heard a note – after all, there’s no chance they’d have such a cool name and play synth pop, […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: SIAMESE – Shameless

CD REVIEW: SIAMESE – Shameless

| 18 August 2017 | Reply

Label: Artery Recordings Release Date: June 23, 2017 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur With time limited lately, I have been unable to check out a ton of new tunes, but so glad I checked out the latest from Siamese, the June 23rd release on Artery Records entitled Shameless.  The disc kicks off with […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: THE DIRTY EARTH – Aurora

CD REVIEW: THE DIRTY EARTH – Aurora

| 16 August 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: THE DIRTY EARTH – Aurora Independent July 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 The Dirty Earth’s (relatively) new singer, Tenille Rogers, takes the retro rock bull by the horns on Aurora, delivering a series of epic performances that will remind astute blues rockin’ listeners of the likes of Blues Pills. The […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: DAN BRODIE – Lost Not Found

CD REVIEW: DAN BRODIE – Lost Not Found

| 16 August 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: DAN BRODIE – Lost Not Found Fat Swine Records August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Melbourne loner Dan Brodie has compiled this collection of mostly radically worked over covers, plus a few originals, that he says were chosen for “their storytelling and emotional power of the lyrics.” Recorded at his home studio, […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: BUCKINGHAM McVIE – Buckingham McVie

CD REVIEW: BUCKINGHAM McVIE – Buckingham McVie

| 16 August 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: BUCKINGHAM McVIE – Buckingham McVie Atlantic June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 When is Fleetwood Mac not Fleetwood Mac? Perhaps it’s when it’s Lindsay Buckingham and Christine McVie recording a duo album – with legendary Mac rhythm section Mick Fleetwood and John McVie on board for the ride, as well. […]

Read More

EP REVIEW: ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT – Jiggery Pokery

EP REVIEW: ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT – Jiggery Pokery

| 14 August 2017 | 1 Reply

EP REVIEW: ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT – Jiggery Pokery Independent August 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Accidental President make a passionate call to “flag bearers and agitators” on this four-track debut EP. Formed by four like-minded souls disgusted by the state of the world, led by Isy d’Vious, whose revolution clarion-call vocals remind us […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: THE FOCKE-WOLVES – Blasto Maxxxo EP

CD REVIEW: THE FOCKE-WOLVES – Blasto Maxxxo EP

| 14 August 2017 | 1 Reply

CD REVIEW: THE FOCKE-WOLVES – Blasto Maxxxo EP Independent June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 The Focke-Wolves blasted belligerently onto the Southern Californian scene in 2011, and have forged a large and loyal following amongst fellow “punk damaged’ reprobates. Here’s why: barbed wire riffs, power-melodies and ADHD-frantic solos permeate their hard rockin’ fury relentlessly, […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: JON STEVENS – Starlight

CD REVIEW: JON STEVENS – Starlight

| 14 August 2017 | 1 Reply

CD REVIEW: JON STEVENS – Starlight Liberation Music March 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Jon Stevens has a remarkable knack for being instantly recognisable in song, above and beyond that rich, honeyed velvet voice of his. It’s something to do with the soul he injects into everything he does – what Keef Richards might […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: RHINO BUCKET – The Last Real Rock n’ Roll

CD REVIEW: RHINO BUCKET – The Last Real Rock n’ Roll

| 14 August 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: RHINO BUCKET – The Last Real Rock n’ Roll Acetate Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Rhino Bucket, fronted by Georg Dolivo, were always amongst the best US bands to have taken the famous Alberts Studios Sound to heart – their self titled debut and follow-up Get Used To It remain […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: NICKELBACK – Feed The Machine

CD REVIEW: NICKELBACK – Feed The Machine

| 14 August 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: NICKELBACK – Feed The Machine BMG June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Ahhh, Nickelback: the band so many people love to hate. With the release of ninth album Feed The Machine, we have to ask the burning question: Are Nickelback really that bad? Is there so much difference between them and, for […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: JUNKYARD – High Water

CD REVIEW: JUNKYARD – High Water

| 10 August 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: JUNKYARD – High Water Acetate Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Texans Junkyard never really fitted in with the hordes of hair metal power balled spinners that Geffen lumped them in with back in the late ‘80s, their schtick always being more blues n’ booze-based than the slick cocaine-and-aquanet […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES – Live 1971 San Francisco

CD REVIEW: THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES – Live 1971 San Francisco

| 10 August 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES – Live 1971 San Francisco Rock Beat Records April 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6 ½ /10 The Flamin’ Groovies are cult legends, famed for their San Francisco hippie attitude and proto-punk noisiness. Captured here at the Fillmore, the shitty sound quality really lets this disc down – it sounds […]

Read More

LP REVIEW: X – X-citations

LP REVIEW: X – X-citations

| 9 August 2017 | Reply

LP REVIEW: X – X-citations Independant June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Read Shane’s review at Around The Sound

Read More

CD REVIEW: LLOYD SPIEGEL – This Time Tomorrow

CD REVIEW: LLOYD SPIEGEL – This Time Tomorrow

| 27 July 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: LLOYD SPIEGEL – This Time Tomorrow Only Blues Music 3 July, 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 9/10 Lloyd Spiegel’s ninth studio album – his first since 2010’s Tangled Brew – is arguably his best effort yet, and that’s really saying something. Full of slick, laid back, (mostly) acoustic blues, This Time Tomorrow is […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: DOGS OR GODS – hiSTORIES

CD REVIEW: DOGS OR GODS – hiSTORIES

| 27 July 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: DOGS OR GODS – hiSTORIES Independent 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 The three core members of DOG – aka Dogs or Gods – bring a wealth of experience to this second album, hiSTORIES, most notably bassist/singer Tony Butler’s stellar career with Big Country through their first eight albums, as well as many […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: SILVER DUST – The Age Of Decadence

CD REVIEW: SILVER DUST – The Age Of Decadence

| 27 July 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: SILVER DUST – The Age Of Decadence Fastball Music/ Escudero Records June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7/10 Swiss rockers present a heady combination of gothic grooves, Steampunk visuals and melodic power rock songs, all delivered in a combination of French and English, resulting in a decidedly unique sound. Singer, guitarist and keyboard […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: DAVID BOWIE – Cracked Actor: Live Los Angeles ‘74

CD REVIEW: DAVID BOWIE – Cracked Actor: Live Los Angeles ‘74

| 25 July 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: DAVID BOWIE – Cracked Actor: Live Los Angeles ‘74 Parlophone/Warner June 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8/10 David Bowie was in a right old state in 1974: mired in cocaine addiction, painfully thin and gaunt, he looked on the verge of death. This concert finds Bowie in a state of flux – not […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: ROGER PEDERSEN – Guitar Madness and Other Nice Songs

CD REVIEW: ROGER PEDERSEN – Guitar Madness and Other Nice Songs

| 25 July 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: ROGER PEDERSEN – Guitar Madness and Other Nice Songs West Audio Productions May 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7 ½ /10 Norwegian world-reknowned shredder Roger Pederson’s third solo album includes a few surprises sure to surprise anyone who thinks speed and feel and melody cannot co-exist in guitar music. Mostly instrumental, these tracks […]

Read More

CD REVIEW: FOREIGNER – 40

CD REVIEW: FOREIGNER – 40

| 25 July 2017 | Reply

CD REVIEW: FOREIGNER – 40 Rhino Records/ Warner July 2017 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8 ½ /10 Like many mega-selling bands, Foreigner’s story is littered with the euphoric highs of success, and the desperate lows of interpersonal strife and fluctuating quality. But what a mega-selling band they were – their first five albums sold a […]

Read More

banner ad
banner ad

Hit Counter provided by Acrylic Display