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My Bloody Valentine review – apocalyptic aural dust storms like nothing else in rock – The Guardian


The Guardian

My Bloody Valentine review – apocalyptic aural dust storms like nothing else in rock
The Guardian
Examining the stage during To Here Knows When, as arcs of guitar noise consume Butcher's voice, you realise only Shields is playing: how is he doing that? During Wonder 2, all four band members play guitars, summoning up a kind of aural dust-storm that ...

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Billy Joel review: juiced-up hits with a sting in the tail – Irish Times


Irish Times

Billy Joel review: juiced-up hits with a sting in the tail
Irish Times
Seated for much of the evening, during the encore he returned with a guitar strapped on to belt out the aforementioned hit – a pop soufflé that wryly commented on the class schisms that even a chart-topper with the world at his feet can bump up against ...

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Album Reviews: Wilko Johnson, The Last Poets, Snail Mail and Joshua Hedley – Worcester Telegram


Worcester Telegram

Album Reviews: Wilko Johnson, The Last Poets, Snail Mail and Joshua Hedley
Worcester Telegram
Musically, he hasn't changed much from the raw-boned musician who emerged from England's Canvey Island in the 1970s with a choppy, relentless guitar style and a thousand-yard glare — a look terrifying enough to earn him a role as a silent executioner ...

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To Record Only Water for Ten Days – Pitchfork


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To Record Only Water for Ten Days
Pitchfork
Born in Queens, New York, to musician parents and raised in California by his mother, the guitar prodigy spent his childhood poring through books about rock stars, particularly David Bowie. Often, he went straight to the index to find the parts about ...

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“This is a big fucking stadium”: Foo Fighters hit the capital with epic London show – NME.com


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“This is a big fucking stadium”: Foo Fighters hit the capital with epic London show
NME.com
... in the crown of Foo Fighters' very special relationship with the UK. It begins with 'All My Life' – a song with the unique ability to propel hundreds of pricey pints through the air from the moment that Dave Grohl's weaponised guitar line is heard ...

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Dead & Company Delivers Bust Out & Goes Heavy On ‘Viola Lee Blues’ In Wisconsin – JamBase


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Dead & Company Delivers Bust Out & Goes Heavy On 'Viola Lee Blues' In Wisconsin
JamBase
The band took the knotty ode to California for an extended ride as Mayer leaned in on a number of guitar solos that never strayed too far from the song's familiar tone. The band turned on a dime, dropping straight into a must-hear take on “Uncle John's ...

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James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt deliver playful, electric show at the ‘X’ – Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis Star Tribune

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt deliver playful, electric show at the 'X'
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Both were expressed in conversation and in song. In fact, her too-short hourlong set was quintessential Raitt — acoustic blues, hot slide guitar, funk, R&B, a political piece, pop, rock, ballads and impassioned vocals in all styles. And some preaching ...

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Record Reviews – Youngstown Vindicator


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Youngstown Vindicator
The power chords of opener “Living In the Future” and a scarily intense guitar solo are a good match for the lyrics, which read like a directory of modern challenges, from keeping your passwords safe and remembering them to feelings of living on the ...

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Album Review: Dawes’ ‘Passwords’ – Variety


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Album Review: Dawes' 'Passwords'
Variety
The single that was first released to tease the record, “Living in the Future,” was a pounding mid-tempo rocker driven by a crunchy guitar riff in an odd time signature … and there's nothing else on the album like it. If you've ever found yourself ...

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Waxahatchee review, Band on the Wall, Manchester: Carefully honed set ranges from breezy pop to rambunctious punk – The Independent


The Independent

Waxahatchee review, Band on the Wall, Manchester: Carefully honed set ranges from breezy pop to rambunctious punk
The Independent
The show opens on a hushed note, with Crutchfield dusting off a deep cut from one of her other projects, Great Thunder; she plays the lilting "Chapel of Pines" on her own, with an acoustic guitar. From then on, her backing band - which includes twin ...

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