The Walkmen - Lisbon
Lisbon, the sixth full-length from The Walkmen, finds our favourite world-weary globetrotters channelling old Sun Records vibes on vintage instruments. And they do it exceptionally well. The Walkmen are one of those bands whose sound could never be successfully aped, whose approach could never be imitated. They make sparse music that’s somehow claustrophobic in its ambience and openness....
Jerry Lee Lewis - Mean Old Man
Few have made as indelible a mark on rock ‘n’ roll history as Jerry Lee Lewis. Starting with his earliest hits, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On and Great Balls Of Fire, Lewis personified the rock ‘n’ roll mythos, channelling chaos, loose-wire energy, and scandalous debauchery in his early days. His rollicking combinations of rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and...
Joe Cocker - Hard Knocks
More than 40 years into his career, Joe Cocker is still belting it out, sounding impossibly bluesy and almost unhealthily gruff. On his 21st studio album, Hard Knocks, Cocker is at the top of his game, turning in 10 tracks that thump and groove as hard as anything on Luxury You Can Afford did back in 1978. Joe Cocker - Hard Knocks | album reviews | musicOMH