Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
That it's all for a good cause is undeniable....
If you don't feel the need to listen to The Wallflowers or Korn under usual circumstances, it seems ridiculous to start now. It doesn't make you a bad person.
Apart from Neil Young, the 'international music community' naturally appears to be British and American megastars (the Manics' alternative version of 'She Is Suffering' and Suede's, yes, alternative version of 'He's Gone' will be dropped for the US market). An 'international' vision that means the tie-dye Bridget Jones wailing of Sarah McLachlan and the Indigo Girls; the dubious sensitivity of allowing Black Sabbath to contribute Danny Saber's remix of 'Psychoman'; and both sides of Pearl Jam's 1998 Christmas single 'Last Kiss'/'Soldier Of Love', which might be the one unique selling point.
Through gritted teeth: all for a good cause, though.
With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
Islamic mythology meets the horror of war in this claustrophobic, low-budget spine-tingler
California’s coolest lift their usual murk on a free-spirited, adventurous third album at odds with its ‘mature’ description
The New York new wave reprobates’ debut delivers instant gratification via boisterous choruses and loveable melodies