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You Me At Six: Sixth Time’s The Charm – AVHub (press release)


AVHub (press release)

You Me At Six: Sixth Time's The Charm
AVHub (press release)
But regardless of your stance, the reviews for You Me At Six's 2017 effort, Night People, were undoubtedly blinding. A daring leap into a more thematic and radio-friendly realm for the poster boys of the UK's ... “On the first few albums, you can hear ...

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SPELLLING – Pitchfork


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SPELLLING
Pitchfork
As SPELLLING, Chrystia Cabral opens up a dream space with dexterously looped melodies. A guitar line or a synthesizer figure repeats; then a vocal phrase doubles, her voice multiplying until she becomes a choir of one, as if she's singing in a hall of ...

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‘Chris Cornell’ Attempts to Bring the Grunge Icon’s Musical Career Into Focus – Rolling Stone


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'Chris Cornell' Attempts to Bring the Grunge Icon's Musical Career Into Focus
Rolling Stone
On “Hunted Down” — a song with a guitar sound that foreshadowed Nirvana's Killing Joke-aping “Come as You Are” — he's singing obliquely about feeling trapped. “All Your Lies,” from Soundgarden's first release (the Deep Six compilation from 1986 ...

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Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx III Review – Premier Guitar


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Fractal Audio Systems Axe-Fx III Review
Premier Guitar
The second example focuses on freakier sounds. I recorded everything with a single guitar (a “parts” Strat with Lollar Firebird pickups). All sounds—even the weirdest ones—are factory presets. The synthesizer, formant, and arpeggiator modes are ...

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Mumford & Sons – Pitchfork


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Mumford & Sons
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... strongest moment comes when Mumford & Sons evoke their folksy roots: the moonlit ballad “Wild Heart,” buried in Delta's back half, which showcases Mumford's lovely vocal talents over brushed drums, tinkling piano, and a quietly strummed acoustic ...

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Living Colour: Vivid – Album Of The Week Club Review – Louder


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Living Colour: Vivid - Album Of The Week Club Review
Louder
"Screaming electric guitar punctuates the raucous melodies and street-smart lyrics on Vivid, an album that not only marked the auspicious debut of the hard-rocking band Living Colour but was also credited with breaking down racial barriers in pop music.

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Memorial service set for ‘Hee Haw’ host, guitarist Roy Clark – Charlotte Observer


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Memorial service set for 'Hee Haw' host, guitarist Roy Clark
Charlotte Observer
Clark was a guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined "Hee Haw" and was the TV variety show's host or co-host for its entire 24-year run. Clark was known for hits including "Yesterday When I was Young" and "Honeymoon Feeling." Clark played the guitar, ...

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Peter Brotzmann + Heather Leigh – ‘Sparrow Nights’ (2018) – Something Else! Reviews


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Peter Brotzmann + Heather Leigh – 'Sparrow Nights' (2018)
Something Else! Reviews
This starts with the first track, “Summer Rain,” in which Brotzmann sets repetitive riffs, each with a subtle change before the Heather Leigh's guitar enters just over half way through and the sax riffs are extended and simple over an open guitar lay out.

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Anderson .Paak Remains Great, Even If ‘Oxnard’ Is Only Good – The Ringer (blog)


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Anderson .Paak Remains Great, Even If 'Oxnard' Is Only Good
The Ringer (blog)
Most of the reviews you can find about Dr. Dre's 2015 album, Compton, agree that it delivers on 16 years of Detox anticipation. Perhaps because it was an Apple exclusive and is maybe not as .... “Smile/Petty” is a funky, jelly-limbed champagne room ...

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TOP SHELF: Vemuram Guitar Pedals – AVHub (press release)


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TOP SHELF: Vemuram Guitar Pedals
AVHub (press release)
VEMURAM JAN RAY MA, RAGE E AND KAREN GUITAR PEDALS. Alex Wilson casts his eye over this buffet of boutique overdrive. Full review and independent analysis of the Vemuram Jan Ray MA, Rage E and Karen Guitar Pedals by Australian Guitar ...

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