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Supersonic Blues Machine - Californisoul (2017)

The members of the Supersonic Blues Machine are of the same opinion as Homer Simpson, that “rock attained perfection in 1974. It’s a scientific fact!”. Little wonder then that their ideologue and bassman Fabrizio Grossi has affirmed that this Californisoul, the 2nd record of their career sounds like “the lost soundtrack of a trip down a...

The Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)

Paul Butterfield was the first white harmonica player to be accepted as a true bluesman due to his commitment to the instrument and his deep love for the blues, jazz and everything in between. Up to that point blues was something of ‘forbidden’ territory for whites, a musical culture that simply wasn’t their story. The Paul Butterfield Blues...

Gregg Alman - Southern Blood (2017)

Southern Blood is the 8th and final album recorded by American rock/blues legend Gregg Allman, released on september 8 of 2017, it was recorded in march fall of 2016, several months before his death from liver cancer in May 2017. The album has been described as, “An exceptional  work and arguably the best non-Brothers release.” from...

David Bowie - Heroes (1977)

They don’t call David Bowie the chameleon for nothing, the author of Changes spent his entire career trying to open new roads, never wanting to get stuck in one spot. There possibly has never been another artist who knew how to assimilate so many different influences as he has, always reaching a result that was absolutely original and personal....

The National - Sleep Well Beast (2017)

For The National it took them three records to discover their true voice, but when they did, in 2005 with Alligator, they found the perfect formula to fuse their polished, melancholic, mature and elegant music with the pessimistic lyrics and baritone voice of their singer Matt Berninger. For the following records, they perfected said formula on...

Steve Hunter - Before The Lights Go Out (2017)

Before the Lights Go Out is the seventh solo album in the career of the legendary session musician Steve Hunter, the deacon of rock. The man behind some of the best remembered solos in the careers of Lou Reed (for example, the fabulous introduction of Sweet Jane), Alice Cooper and Peter Gabriel, returns with a largely instrumental album,...

The Beatles - Revolver (1966)

Revolver is the most emblematic record of the most important band of the 20th century, and that practically says it all. We think it is the most important because it comes from the most creative phase of the Liverpool four, its previous Rubber Soul, the beginning of the search for new sounds in the studio and its following Sgt. Pepper’s,...

Motörhead - Under Cöver (2017)

Under Cöver is a covers compilation album by Motörhead, released on 1 September 2017.   Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee have collected together 11 tracks stretching from 1992’s March ör Die through to 2015’s Bad Magic sessions. The album includes songs by the...

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (1983)

“Ladies and gentlemen, from Austin Texas, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble!” was the matter-of-fact introduction to one of the most remarkable blues guitarists of all time. In a career that spanned just seven years before his tragic death in a helicopter crash in 1987, Vaughan (SRV) is credited for having a large part in reviving the blues...

Foo Fighters - Concrete And Gold (2017)

For their ninth record, Concrete and gold, Dave Grohl has decided that he wanted to make an old school album, like in the golden age of rock, of the 60s and 70s. He has sought to make a unified work, like Dark side of the moon or Sgt. Pepper’s, but from the perspective...

The Doors - Strange Days (1967)

The Doors were one of the most prolific acts of the psychedelic 60s, led by the ever weird Jim Morrison, vocalist, Robby Krieger, guitar, Ray Manzarek on keyboards, and John Densmore on sticks. The band’s name comes from Aldous Huxley’s book, The Doors of Perception, which was apt for the ‘love, peace and happiness’ feeling you could see,...

Walter Trout - We're All In This Together (2017)

Albums of 'duets' are usually a swindle; an excuse when an artist has exhausted their inspiration and seeks attention by using the name of their guest. However, Walter Trout's We’re All In This Together is clearly an exception to this, as the ex Bluesbreaker has taken the time to compose a piece for each of his guests (with the exception of...

Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains (2017)

The thing that caught my attention about Villains, the 7th studio record in the career of Queens Of The Stone Age, was that Josh Homme decided to rely on the services of the afamed producer Mark Ronson (responsible for hits like Rehab by Amy Winehouse and Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars). After hearing the first single, The Way You Used to Do, there was...

Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf (2002)

2001 was assumed to be the commercial resurrection of the rock guitar with records like Is This It? by the Strokes, or White Blood Cells from the White Stripes, with the pundit press proclaiming Jack White as rock’s savior. That same year, Foo Fighters leader and ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, got together with Josh Homme and his Queens Of The...

The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding (2017)

As they say on the Strangest Thing, The War On Drugs’ A deeper understanding has placed the group on that fine line that separates beauty and pain. The band’s new album represents a clear continuation from Lost in the dream - the record that catapulted them to fame three years ago - and proves again that Adam Granduciel and his band still...

The Kinks - Something Else (1967)

It may be that the Kinks are the least known of the four great bands from the 'British invasion' (Beatles, Stones, Who and themselves), but they are no less important. Something else is chronologically second in the string of six consecutive masterworks that Ray Davies' band released between 1966 and 1971. Continuing with the stylistic...

Sheer Mag – Need To Feel Your Love (2017)

After publishing three EPs, Need To Feel Your Love is the debut album of Sheer Mag, a band from Philadelphia that could be described as one of the great hopes of American rock. Their explosive mix of Thin Lizzy-like riffs, powerful voice, and risky  lyrics in these days of Trump, returns rock to its abrasive, subversive edge.   The...

Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)

The appearance of 'Never mind the bollocks, here's the Sex Pistols' was one of the biggest convulsions that rock has experienced in its 60 year plus history. In the last 40 years, only the appearance of Nirvana (a group that was so influenced by the Pistols that it called its masterwork 'Nevermind'), over a decade later, can compare with it....

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd (1973)

In 1972 Al Kooper discovered Lynyrd Skynyrd in concert and didn’t hesitate in signing them to his label and produced their first record, Pronounced Leh Nerd Skin Nerd. It was the crowning moment of what was known as ‘southern rock’, the Allman Brothers came first but their music was from a different approach, with blues and jazz being as...