Album Reviews

Top 5 Albums of 2018 – Into Music’s Writers’ Choice

Into Music’s gig-going team of writers have been at venues near you in the last few weeks, and they will be covering even more music in the coming year. But what have been their Top 5 Albums of 2018? Stevie Harley has his say… # 5 Arctic

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Into Music Reviews: The Tea Street Band LP – Frequency

The Tea Street Band released their second studio album earlier this month. Frequency follows up on the band’s self-titled release from 2014. The four-year gap between albums definitely hasn’t made the band lose any of their edge, but just maybe they have gained a little extra swagger

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Into Music Reviews: Metallica ‘…And Justice For All’ 30th anniversary remaster

1988 saw Metallica with three albums behind them and, following the death of Cliff Burton two years before, with a new bassist in the form of the never-to-be a long-term feature Jason Newsted. Within the band it seemed new ideas were developing and many see this as

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Into Music Reviews: The Lucid Dream – Actualisation

I saw The Lucid Dream at 2016,s Liverpool Pzyk Festival where they drew a large and passionate crowd. They were on before Liverpool legends, The Stairs, but such was the response to both bands I thought both were from Liverpool. So, how did a band so loved

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Depeche Mode Give Two More Classic Albums the Deluxe Treatment

Depeche Mode have announced they will release two more collector’s edition box sets on 14 December 2018. The band’s classic albums – Construction Time Again (1983) and Some Great Reward (1984) – will be available as deluxe limited-edition numbered box sets, as Sony Music Entertainment continues the

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Into Music Reviews: Richard Ashcroft – Natural Rebel

It’s fair to say that Richard Ashcroft’s return hasn’t been all plain-sailing and it has been a storm in heaven for the musician. Natural Rebel has been critically panned and then we had the somewhat bizarre TV appearances on Soccer AM and BBC Breakfast. The former saw

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Into Music Review: Primal Scream – The Original Memphis Recordings

25 years ago, Primal Scream flew to Memphis to work with the famous Tom Dowd and the Muscle Shoals rhythm section of David Hood and Roger Hawkins to record the follow up to Screamadelica. On return to the UK, Creation Records, well, Alan McGee, said the record

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Into Music Reviews: Ian Brown – First World Problems

It’s not a quintessential Ian Brown track in the same vein as the lushly string-laden FEAR, nor is it cut from the same atmospheric soundscape as Be There, but First World Problems is profoundly the sound of a man who has finally been freed from the shackles

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Album Review: Paul McCartney, Egypt Station

Many people did not know what to expect upon the release of Paul McCartney’s eighteenth studio solo album, Egypt Station. However, the former Beatle and Wings star did certainly not disappoint which resulted in him gaining his first US Billboard No.1 chart topper since 1982’s Tug of

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Suede Go Wild In The Country

Album Review Suede || The Blue Hour Not many bands get back together then go on to produce some of their best work. The band strike up and lead you into the countryside where you’re attracted by sinister operatic chanting, spiralling strings and a yet undecided awakening

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