Author: David J. Lownds

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? 50th Anniversary Album Review

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? 50th Anniversary Album Review

It is often easy to forget that there was indeed more than just one member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Perhaps it is a pity that Hendrix has eclipsed the formidable talent of his rhythm...

Review posted on 12th May 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium [Anniversary] Album Review

Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium [Anniversary] Album Review

In 2006 the Red Hot Chili Peppers released a 28-song double album - out of which they took a relatively large number of singles' - assisted by super-producer Rick Rubin. The former co-founder of Def...

Review posted on 10th May 2017

At The Drive-In Interalia Album Review

At The Drive-In Interalia Album Review

At the Drive-In's newest is an alternative album, knowingly so. At least some of its words seem inaudible and often appear to lack a clear meaning. The guitar lines unleash more corrosiveness, and a greater...

Review posted on 3rd May 2017

Homeboy Sandman - Veins Album Review

Homeboy Sandman - Veins Album Review

While there are plenty of raps out there that are not as deep as the writings of Aristotle, Dostoevsky or even your average student majoring in Philosophy, most hip-hop songs deliver one or more messages...

Review posted on 9th April 2017

The Beatles Tease 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' 50th Anniversary Release

The Beatles Tease 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' 50th Anniversary Release

With all the recent coverage regarding another 1960s superstar, Bob Dylan, here at Contactmusic, it may have been easy to let him steal the spotlight from his most popular contemporaries from that era, The Beatles,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd April 2017

Bob Dylan - Triplicate Album Review

Bob Dylan - Triplicate Album Review

On his new album, Bob Dylan sings, “I’m weary all of the time”. If the more upbeat tracks were less energetic, that would be a good summary of all the content found on this horribly...

Review posted on 1st April 2017

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Paloma Faith - Better Than This Video

Paloma Faith - Better Than This Video

With her fifth studio album 'Infinite Things' set to be released later this year, Paloma Faith unveils a music video for her newest song 'Better Than...

Toots and the Maytals: Their seven most iconic tunes

Toots and the Maytals: Their seven most iconic tunes

Remembering the iconic Toots Hibbert (1942-2020).

Album of the Week: Blur's The Great Escape turns 25

Album of the Week: Blur's The Great Escape turns 25

'The Great Escape' was released on this day (September 11th) in 1995.

WE ARE CHAOS - Marilyn Manson Album Review

WE ARE CHAOS - Marilyn Manson Album Review

We were actually quite excited about Marilyn Manson's WE ARE CHAOS. The question is whether or not we were sorely disappointed...

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Say No To Suicide: The greats we lost but will never forget

Say No To Suicide: The greats we lost but will never forget

World Suicide Prevention Day is the day to remember some of the world's greatest artists.

Six reasons why we'll never stop loving The Rolling Stones

Six reasons why we'll never stop loving The Rolling Stones

Few bands reach the legendary status of of the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world.

Stormzy - Superheroes Video

Stormzy - Superheroes Video

With his forthcoming album 'Heavy is the Head' set for release this December, Stormzy has dropped an animated video for a new single entitled...

How Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP' became the most political song of 2020

How Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's 'WAP' became the most political song of 2020

It's time to start letting women be empowered by their sexual attitudes.

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