First impressions: Ian Anderson – TAAB2: Whatever Happened to Gerald Bostock?

Underwritten, undercooked. Two framing bricks too many, maybe. Trimming them, the road not taken. What if Barre had played? What if Ryan’d sung all? Then it might have been good. Judge for yourself! Hear Ian Anderson’s sequel to Thick As A Brick on Spotify

Review: Kate Bush – Director’s Cut

With only three days to go before the Dutch release of Kate Bush’s next album, 50 Words for Snow, I’d better hurry up and get this review out. Seven months is plenty of time to write a considered review; I’ve played the album or its individual songs about 20 times during that period, which is …

Review backlog: Richard Thompson, Alice Cooper, Fleet Foxes

Lately I’ve been reading more music blogging, both from my perennial favourite Popular and the now defunct but fully archived The War Against Silence. Popular is of course Tom Ewing’s rundown of every UK number 1 since the charts started. The War Against Silence was a deeply engaged, deeply subjective run-down of all the albums …