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Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? ~ Paloma Faith
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Some recents headlines described Paloma Faith as "the vamp who's not just another Amy wannabe".
Well maybe there is a lot more to the 24-year old Londoner than her stylistic resemblance to Amy Winehouse, but the Amy impression is what strikes you most forcibly about this album.
To speak in contemporary terms, throw in a dollop of Amy's soul into a pot, a dash of Duffy's melodies, boil in some of Lady Gaga's attitude and imagination with a sprinkling of Florence and The Machine's quirkiness and you may just create yourself Paloma.
Enough to make your mouth water...
The record is an echo of the half Spanish/half British singer's former life as a magicians assistant, former… Read more
In the Future ~ Black Mountain
In the Future ~ Black Mountain
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Black Mountain - the most public face of the Vancouver-based "Army" of the same name, a collective of likeminded musicians with amps set to nerve-stun levels and guitars possessed by wailing blues ghouls - have been busy since the release of their self-titled debut in 2005.
Following the sleeper success of their debut "Black Mountain" - which saw them invited to support Coldplay on a North American arena tour - the band apparently cloistered themselves in the studio to record for 14 days straight, barely pausing to eat or see daylight.
The second album from the Canadian prog band continues to take the basic musical building blocks of duelling guitars and pounding drums to… Read more
100 Days 100 Nights ~ Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
100 Days 100 Nights ~ Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings' third full-length is proof positive that musical quality will always triumph. Their subtle take on soul and funk is terrific fun for everyone and their success mocks any attempt at narrow definitions of genre, beauty, the female form and what is hip.
Raw, uncut soul at its best.
Take one look at the Dap Kings and you'd ask yourself, can these guys really bring the funk? Yes! They really, really can!
The third release for Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings is a little milder than their previous release "Naturally".
However, they still come at you hard nonetheless.
There's really no track that stands out more than the other as the entire disc… Read more

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