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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Upcoming Releases: Our Favourite Five New Albums Due Out In November 202130

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As the days get progressively colder and shorter November ushers in celebrations of light, gunpowder and treason as well as bringing with it some...

Robin And The Goblins talk to us about wonder, terror, tyranny, collaborating on Dungeon-Synth and sitting on Letterman's lap [EXCLUSIVE]

Robin And The Goblins talk to us about wonder, terror, tyranny, collaborating on Dungeon-Synth and sitting on Letterman's lap [EXCLUSIVE]

Having recently released their latest single, 'Future Angel', Robin And The Goblins creative force Robin Romo is now looking forward to playing their...

October 2021 Favourites: As Autumn arrived it was most definitely time to 'Prioritise Pleasure' and follow 'The Path Of The Clouds'

October 2021 Favourites: As Autumn arrived it was most definitely time to 'Prioritise Pleasure' and follow 'The Path Of The Clouds'

If all things were equal then Ed Sheeran may have made the cut for our final five favourite new album releases of October, but they're not, and he...

Is ABBA... cool? The group’s most unexpected fans confess their devotion

Is ABBA... cool? The group’s most unexpected fans confess their devotion

We didn't expect these rockers to be so into the Swedish pop group.

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Halloween Hootenanny: Witchy songs for your spooky playlist

Halloween Hootenanny: Witchy songs for your spooky playlist

These deliciously witchy tunes are perfect for Halloween.

Are these the 10 greatest Halloween anthems of all time?

Are these the 10 greatest Halloween anthems of all time?

From Psycho Killer to the Monster Mash, these Halloween songs are classics.

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary Of The Eponymous Debut Album By Transplants

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary Of The Eponymous Debut Album By Transplants

After 'Life Won't Wait', and in between 'Rancid 5' and 'Indestructible', Tim Armstrong somehow found time to form his new band - Transplants, and...

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