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Review: Johnny Marr at Manchester O2 Apollo – Manchester Evening News


Manchester Evening News

Review: Johnny Marr at Manchester O2 Apollo
Manchester Evening News
Someone has really gone to town on the light displays, obscuring Marr so he becomes a silhouette bouncing around with his guitar. Next up we have our first Smiths song of the evening with Big Mouth Strikes Again and the crowd lights up. The set list is ...

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Negative Capability – Pitchfork


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Negative Capability
Pitchfork
“Gather 'round closely/Take in my words,” she seems to say above gentle acoustic guitar and sumptuous piano. Applying classic literature to song with her poet's pen, this 11-track record illuminates her most personal fears and desires with an intimacy ...

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RECORD REVIEWS – Youngstown Vindicator


RECORD REVIEWS
Youngstown Vindicator
Ditto the breadth of subject matter, as Knopfler mixes story songs with material both topical and autobiographical. The unifying element is his distinctive Bob Dylan-via-Perry Como delivery. Knopfler's guitar work has ranked with the best since his ...

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Review: Mumford and Sons’ Epic Bummer ‘Delta’ – Rolling Stone


Rolling Stone

Review: Mumford and Sons' Epic Bummer 'Delta'
Rolling Stone
Mumford & Sons became one of the most unlikely success stories of the 21st century thanks to a sound that combined the ancient authenticity of banjo-hammering folk music and the polished, anthemic pump of modern rock — like a horse and buggy ...
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A Love Letter to You 3 – Pitchfork


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A Love Letter to You 3
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A Love Letter to You 3 is a blended affair of melancholy music with a gentle alt-rock atmosphere and plucky guitar strings throughout. “Toxic Waste” blooms smooth and slowly, similar to the slightly more lively “Love Scars 3.” Its consistency, aside ...

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Senyawa – Pitchfork


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Senyawa
Pitchfork
Each wail, drone, and plucked guitar string from the experimental Indonesian duo evokes the feeling of deep-set hunger; every sound contributes to the tension. Instrumentalist Wukir Suryadi and vocalist Rully Shabara delight in exploiting this powerful ...

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A Love Letter to You 3 – Pitchfork


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A Love Letter to You 3
Pitchfork
A Love Letter to You 3 is a blended affair of melancholy music with a gentle alt-rock atmosphere and plucky guitar strings throughout. “Toxic Waste” blooms smooth and slowly, similar to the slightly more lively “Love Scars 3.” Its consistency, aside ...

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Senyawa – Pitchfork


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Senyawa
Pitchfork
Each wail, drone, and plucked guitar string from the experimental Indonesian duo evokes the feeling of deep-set hunger; every sound contributes to the tension. Instrumentalist Wukir Suryadi and vocalist Rully Shabara delight in exploiting this powerful ...

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Gary Clark Jr. Proves Guitar Gods Still Exist At Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre (SHOW REVIEW) – Glide Magazine


Glide Magazine

Gary Clark Jr. Proves Guitar Gods Still Exist At Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre (SHOW REVIEW)
Glide Magazine
Rock 'n' roll guitar gods are a dying breed. Page, Beck, Clapton and the other classic rockers are all eligible for Social Security. There have been a few contenders since that era, but in this new millennium, it seems that all the glory goes to the ...

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Album Review: NITA STRAUSS Controlled Chaos – Metal Injection.net


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Album Review: NITA STRAUSS Controlled Chaos
Metal Injection.net
The average guitar player would probably do unspeakable things to get the chance to play with Alice Cooper or contribute a song to a compilation put together by Steve Vai. Although Nita Strauss had already spent many years playing with everyone from ...

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