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Apr
15
2018

Tina Harrod album

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CITY OF LONGING (http://www.tinaharrod.com/) 9/10 This is the album Tina Harrod had in her all along. Here there’s no attempt to be something, whether an r’n’b singer, a jazz singer or anything else. Here she just is. Harrod always had the ability to sing with such conviction as to make listening convulsive, but the good […]

Apr
11
2018

Joanna Wallfisch album

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BLOOD & BONE (joannawallfisch.com) 7/10 Joanna Wallfisch often puts a gloss upon her songs: a shiny surface on which the listener my safely glide over the lyrics’ emotional barbs and snags. The result is that much of her (admittedly uneven) work could easily be dismissed as merely pleasant, when in fact her words can create […]

Apr
6
2018

Jimi Hendrix album

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BOTH SIDES OF THE SKY (Legacy) 9/10 Jimi Hendrix snuck up on the blues from behind, popped a hallucinogen in its mouth, clamped shut its jaws and waited for the gulp. Where his contemporaries Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck (all born within 28 months of each other) aspired to some African American blues ideal just […]

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