Philly punks Nothing are back from the brink with a new record that draws on some really, really bad times.
Bruce Springsteen : The Rising
The Boss is back
There are some good moments on this his record built from the September 11 rubble, such as the title track which could fit on 'The River', 'My City Of Ruins', his 9/11 hymn, and 'Paradise', built around the sort of sparse, barely verbalised longing he does so well.
But too many of the 15 tracks are padding and the entire record is neutered by a
production that brushes everything up to a mediocre gloss. His best for some time, but by no means his best.
The Strokes dabble with sounds from throughout their career on a satisfying return
Once the thrill of the cast and visuals wears off, this follow-up to Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland is a drag
George Clooney and Julia Roberts bounce off each other like pros in this amusing take on fat cat greed
The hooks are plentiful and the energy’s palpable, but the Bottlemen still don’t have a ‘Wonderwall’