Category Album Reviews

Album Review: NOTES FROM AN ISLAND by Blair Dunlop


NOTES FROM AN ISLAND marks Blair Dunlop’s most mature work to date as well as his most accessible

Blair Dunlop may only be 26 but the award-winning singer-songwriter has already cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting folk talents. In the past four years, Dunlop has released three studio albums, two EPs and has toured extensively around the globe, with his latest solo album NOTES FROM AN ISLAND marking his best work to date.

For those new to the name, Blair Dunlop is a British ...

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Album Review: MY INDIGO by Sharon den Adel

MY INDIGO by Sharon den Adel

Sharon den Adel makes a radical move away from her usual symphonic metal sound to craft a beautiful, raw and emotionally lifting album with MY INDIGO

It’s fair to say that past two years haven’t been easy for Sharon den Adel. After twenty years in the limelight, the Dutch singer/songwriter decided to take a well-deserved break from the music industry to focus on her personal life...

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Album Review: SINNERS GOT SOUL TOO by Peyton

Promo Photo of Christopher Peyton to promote SINNERS GOT SOUL TOO

American singer-songwriter Peyton steps off the dance floor into a new musical genre with his new album SINNERS GOT SOUL TOO

Just over a year after his controversial exit from the X FACTOR, Christopher Peyton finally releases his brand new studio album SINNERS GOT SOUL TOO.

Best known for his work in the dance music industry, Peyton is an American singer-songwriter...

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Album Review: STAGES by Josh Taerk

Josh Taerk STAGES

Americana singer-songwriter Josh Taerk delivers a strong third studio album with STAGES

I’ll admit that I hadn’t heard of Josh Taerk when his new CD dropped onto my desk. As an entertainment blogger, I’m often sent material from emerging artists and I assumed Taerk to be one of them. A quick Google search, along with a listen to his new EP STAGES, proved me wrong.

Best known in the US and in his native Canada, Josh Taerk (pronounced Turk) is a Pop, Country and Americana singer-songwriter...

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Album Review: SONGS FROM THE STAGE by Leading Ladies

With its rich sound, lush arrangements and full orchestral backing, SONGS FROM THE STAGE by Leading Ladies is a musical treat like no other

When Amber Riley, Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson first announced they were collaborating on a new studio album, the theatre world went into a frenzy. The celebrated queens of musical theatre are more than capable of releasing a killer album in their own right but join them together and you have a musical treat like no other.


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Album Review: WINTER WONDERLAND by Sarah Darling

Sarah Darling WINTER WONDERLAND Album Artwork

Sarah Darling brings a country twist to festive classics with WINTER WONDERLAND

With just six weeks left until Christmas, US country music singer Sarah Darling is getting into the Christmas spirit with the release of her new album WINTER WONDERLAND.

Heralded as one of country music’s breakout performers, Darling first shot to fame in 2003 when she appeared as a top-three finalist on reality television show THE ENTERTAINER...

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Album Review: FROM THE HEART by James Meunier

FROM THE HEART Album Artwork by James Meunier

Musical theatre star James Meunier makes his mark with FROM THE HEART

From leading ladies Beverley Knight, Amber Riley and Cassidy Jansen, to fan favourites Alfie Boe and Michael Ball, theatre fans are spoilt for choice when it comes to recordings by their favourite West End stars. In addition to traditional cast recordings, many West End performers have chosen to release albums under their own name with SUNSET BOULEVARD’s James Meunier now joining the pack.

Currently appearing in the UK t...

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GRAVITY by Matt Bianco Album Review

GRAVITY by Matt Bianco Album

Classy, cool and sophisticated, GRAVITY encapsulates the stylistic essence of Matt Bianco

British jazz band Matt Bianco have had their fair share of ups and downs. After a run of UK chart singles between 1984 and 1989 including HALF A MINUTE, GET OUT OF YOUR LAZY BED, DON’T BLAME IT ON THAT GIRL / WAP-BAM-BOOGIE and YEH YEH, the group was struck by tragedy in December 2016 when their co-leader and keyboard player Mark Fisher died aged just 57...

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Album Review: POCKETFUL OF STONES by Hue and Cry

Pocketful of Stones by Hue and Cry Album Artwork

Despite its deeply affecting lyrics, POCKETFUL OF STONES tends to blend into one long journey

Following the success of the reimagined REMOTE: MAJOR TO MINOR (2014), platinum-selling duo Hue and Cry release their new studio album POCKETFUL OF STONES.

Formed by brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane, Hue and Cry are a soul/jazz/pop duo who first burst onto the UK music scene in the late 1980’s...

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Album Review: Albert Hammond – IN SYMPHONY

Albert Hammond IN SYMPHONY

Albert Hammond re-records hits from his core back catalogue with IN SYMPHONY 

After more than five decades in the music industry, you’d think that Albert Hammond would be tempted to hang up his guitar and take it easy but the legendary singer-songwriter is showing no signs of slowing down. At 72, Hammond is still writing and performing material, re-scoring some of his biggest hits for his new album IN SYMPHONY.

For those who don’t recongise the name, Hammond is a London born, Gibraltarian ...

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