Foo Fighters – ‘The Pretender’

It seems to me that Dave Grohl is on a mission to get a song high in my Premiership every year. As I asked earlier, why else do people release singles in this day and age? Exactly. While they may only release albums every few years, they manage to sneak out at least one greatContinue reading “Foo Fighters – ‘The Pretender’”

Slowly Getting Converted

As time goes on, my resistance to dubstep weakens. I never actually disliked it (I gave Boxcutter and Distance the dread download treatment, and liked what I heard), but was a tad sceptical. I was especially sceptcal of Burial; I just didn’t see what all the fuss was about, and certainly didn’t sympathise with theContinue reading “Slowly Getting Converted”

Queens Of The Stone Age – Era Vulgaris Initial Thoughts

Rekords Rekords/Interscope, 2007 Right, seeing as I tend to preface these things with a brief history of the artist and I, here’s the skinny on Homme and throughsilver: I have to admit that I wasn’t on at the ground floor with QOTSA. I didn’t get the album on Loosegroove. I in fact waited until 1999Continue reading “Queens Of The Stone Age – Era Vulgaris Initial Thoughts”

The WiLDHEARTS – Initial Thoughts

After being mightily impressed with the gig the other week, and the ensuing Wildies mini-obsession, I thought it might be an idea to treat myself to their new album. It is apparently good. So I got it, in Digipak format; the last album of theirs I had bought was released in 1997, so there wasContinue reading “The WiLDHEARTS – Initial Thoughts”