DEEP PURPLE Turning To Crime (earMUSIC)
While the production is big, solid and bright, there’s also a live-in-the-studio feel, like it was recorded quickly and spontaneously.
Listen with open ears and the album shows the band on great form, and is definitely one to thoroughly enjoy. *****
Review by Joe Geesin
Not an easy listen, but an album of startling intensity, beautifully recorded and, hopefully, a go-to listen for anyone who feels they can empathise with her.
Albums like this come around far too infrequently – we should all take the opportunity to listen when they do. *****
Review by Alan Jones
Put simply, this album isn’t called a ‘Best Of’ for nothing. There’s a wonderful flow at the heart of a 20th anniversary collection that explores every aspect of the blues. *****
Review by Pete Feenstra
BURNTFIELD Impermanence (Progressive Gears)
This is a fine album for the times, ‘Impermanence’ reflects that we are constantly in a state of flux and even with heartbreak and loss there is usually resolution and rebirth.
Burntfield’s music should appeal to those who enjoy atmsopheric and introspective rock such as Katatonia and Anathema, but it’s all fused with a pop and even AOR sensibility… *****
Review by David Randall
ECLIPSE Wired (Frontiers)
The sound has been honed to the extent that while still rocking hard, instrumentation is kept relatively simple and solos to the minimum, so songs are rarely given pace to develop before a big chorus takes over. The production has a modern feel and the guitar sound is razor sharp. ****1/4
Review by Andy Nathan
LEVERAGE Above The Beyond (Frontiers)
Their music captures your imagination and and gets you where it counts.
There are no certainties in rock’n’roll, but I would wager that this album will top quite a few Best Of The Year lists come December. *****
Review by Brian McGowan
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Power Plays w/c 27 June 2022 (Mon-Fri)
REVIVAL BLACK Broken Home (TMR Records)
FLOYA Epiphany (indie)
TWISTER Own Worst Enemy (indie)
MODERN MIMES Down And Dead (Curtain Call Records)
TUNGSTEN Northern Lights (Arising Empire)
THE GREAT LESLIE Feel Alive (indie)
Featured Albums w/c 27 June (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 GRACE Hope (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 CLASSLESS ACT Welcome To the Show (Better Noise Music)
14:00-16:00 TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT Day By Day (indie)
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