For the second time since their big hiatus, Garbage has released a new album. And just like last time, it totally snuck up on me. So after a time of avoidance, focused listening, and carefully consideration, I have a mixture of thoughts in the form of this review.
If you’ve heard of Nerina Pallot, you’re probably aware of her breakout hit "Everyone’s Going To War". I heard that song too when it swept the Top 40, but I first properly discovered Nerina Pallot’s work from a later release "Real Late Starter", and since then she’s become one of my favourite artists. She released her 5th album this month, and I’ve got a review of it for you.
Because I love The Little Stevies (or just Little Stevies, as they seem to be calling themselves these days), and received their new album a week and a day before it was suppose to be released, I thought I ought to give you a review of it. Continue Reading
Because two albums by bands I like came out in the last few weeks, I’ve got two reviews here for you. Here’s the second one! This is a review of Yeah Yeah Yeah’s latest album, called Mosquito. Continue Reading
Because Garbage and their music has become a bit of a cornerstone of my life, I went to their concert this week, and it was the first concert I’ve ever been to. And oh!, what an experience it was! I’m so glad I went, even if some of it didn’t turn out as expected. Continue Reading
So, over a month ago now, Amanda Palmer released her new album, ‘Theatre Is Evil’. It was crowd-funded through Kickstarter, and I was one of the many who funded it. Below, I present to you a review of the album, as well as a number of comments on the whole process. Continue Reading
So, apparently last winter, Clare Bowditch decided that she was going to be happy. Since then, she’s written and released an album about it, and that makes me happy… In case you’ve never heard of her, Clare Bowditch is an Australian singer /songwriter of songs that always have a strong story to them, who’s also done things like interview the Prime Minister Julia Gillard on the side.
I bought the album through her website, and although it arrived ~5 days after it was released, it was a signed copy. It’s kind of strange the way they did it. The CD case was all sealed, but it came with another liner notes booklet, loose, that was signed. Below, I have reviewed the whole of “The Winter I Chose Happiness”, track-by-track in addition to as a whole.