Album Review: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Black Coffee

Album Review: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Black Coffee

While Hart and Bonamassa may have their names emblazoned on the album covers, there is a third, silent, partner on these collaborations in the form of producer Kevin “the caveman” Shirley who has helped craft these albums from the ground up. As is expected from such a seasoned trio, Black Coffee is a finely Continue reading “Album Review: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Black Coffee”

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Album Review: Marmozets – Knowing What You Know Now

Album Review: Marmozets – Knowing What You Know Now

Under the guidance of veteran producer Gil Norton – who has worked with the likes of Pixies, Foo Fighters, and Counting Crow – Mazmozets penchant for punkish high-energy affairs is captured with stark clarity on tracks such as PlayHabits, and Major System Error – tracks which, unsurprisingly, form the Continue reading “Album Review: Marmozets – Knowing What You Know Now”

Album Review: Of Mice & Men – Defy

Album Review: Of Mice & Men – Defy

Sunflower juxtaposes Of Mice & Men’s abilities to go gentle and melodic, and hard and aggressive, and while aspects of this toing-and-froing don’t always work, the punchy drums from Valentino Arteaga provide the track’s pleasingly solid beat, and the only major flaw with the song being that the group couldn’t bring Continue reading “Album Review: Of Mice & Men – Defy”

Album Review: Anderson East – Encore

Album Review: Anderson East – Encore

Put on in the background Encore proves to be a rather enjoyable album, driven by the pleasant timbre of East’s vocals and the warm musical backing that emphasises either the guitar and organ or the brass section, depending on whether it is leaning into the blues or soul elements of the sound. King For a Day opens the album Continue reading “Album Review: Anderson East – Encore”