Album Reviews

The Element Of Surprise

They are from America. They sound rather like The Beatles. They are not mates with The Offspring. In fact, they hardly appear to be...

The Dance Album

His mother knows him as Earl Simmons. And if DMX has done half the things he claims to have on this descent into darkness...

Up Up Up Up Up Up

For an aging '70s crooner whom The Kids will no doubt dismiss either as a new kind of Teletubby or that two-headed fella from...

David Ackles

Superficially a marketing dream - songwriter working out private demons for a ravenous public - Ani DiFranco is a perplexing prospect. Because she's also...

Soaking Red

A quick web search for information on David Ackles doesn't come up with much: one of his songs features in a chart titled 'Songs...

The Slow-motion World Of Snowpony

As 50 per cent of Tendrils, Joel Silbersher bestows instant kudos upon 'Soaking Red'. Some ten years ago, with Melbourne's schoolyard punk prodigies God,...

Bengali Bantam Youth Experience

In the slow-motion world of Snowpony, things take time to coalesce. Not exactly the sort of productivity vortex inhabited by My Bloody Valentine (with...

Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood

Phillipe Zdar and Hubert Boombass are the latest neo-retro post-house hedonism revivalists to rock the French disko bandwagon. Except they've already spent almost a...

23/1/99

Robert Wyatt has been a ghostly presence in progressive British pop for the last 30 years. His avant-jazz drumming and achingly fragile voice echo...

1999

Strangely enough, selling records like it's going out of fashion has never been a problem for The Offspring. Relics of another time, some strange...
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