Some months ago I was invited to judge the Reviewer of the Year category for the Canon Media Awards. The awards ceremony was last night and I have been asked to post here the comments I wrote for... > Read more
When the recording of Blue Smoke by the Ruru Karaitiana Quintette was released in February 1949, the Second World War had only been over for around three and half years.
The memories of loved... > Read more
For the most part it's usually better to hear the debut album by a rock band than their fourth outing.
On their debut they are young, hungry and working things out, by their fourth or fifth... > Read more