Zachary Cole Smith has overcome a multitude of problems to make this intensely powerful album
Richard Hawley : Coming Home
A very classy turn.
Hawley sings a little like Roy Orbison and writes songs as though he's a failed showman in
a scuffed suit who's turned to country, and possibly drink, for consolation. The truth is more tragic: he used to be the guitarist in the Longpigs, which makes you wonder how, with such hidden talents, he tolerated Crispian Hunt's sparkling combination of egomania and mediocrity for so long. A very classy turn.
The film adaptation of R.L. Stine's classic horror novels is shockingly enjoyable
A defiantly bangerless take-me-seriously-as-an-artist album that reveals new charms every time you spin it
The utterly gripping story of how The Boston Globe exposed child abuse within the Catholic church
Hitmaker-for-hire makes a silk purse out of songs rejected by Rihanna, Adele and others