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The best albums of 2021 so far…April-June, the second quarter

As the pandemic still does its best to mess with the music industry, there is at least a little hope that things might be starting to head towards a bit more normality. But is it too late? Whilst the infection rates rise again, sporting events have seen a re-opening of sorts, with fans allowed back  Continue Reading »

White Moth Black Butterfly – The Cost Of Dreaming – Album Review

Artist: White Moth Black Butterfly Album Title: The Cost Of Dreaming Label: Kscope Date of Release: 28 May 2021 If you were following my work on this website back in 2017, you may have come across my review of ‘Atone’ by White Moth Black Butterfly (WMBB). You will therefore know that my heart was stolen  Continue Reading »

Frost* – Day And Age – Album Review

Artist: Frost* Album Title: Day And Age Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 14 May 2021 I’m very late to the party with this album, but that might have something to do with the fact that I wasn’t going to review it initially. I was really not that enamoured with the band’s 2020 EP ‘The  Continue Reading »

Album Of The Year 2020 – Number 23

Welcome to day eight of my 2020 ‘Album of the Year Top 30 countdown’. I hope you’re enjoying the series so far. If you’re not, then tough, these are my picks and I won’t have my mind changed at all. So there!! A quick reminder that you can check out the other picks so far  Continue Reading »

Frost* – Others – EP Review

Artist: Frost* Album Title: Others EP Label: InsideOut Music Date of Release: 5 June 2020 When a new release from Frost* emerges, many of us within the prog community get excited. After all, this is a band that can be genuinely referred to as unique. Other adjectives include ‘challenging’, ‘fresh’ and ‘exciting’. Whilst many consider  Continue Reading »

The Night Flight Orchestra – Aeromantic – Album Review

Artist: The Night Flight Orchestra Album Title: Aeromantic Label: Nuclear Blast Date of Release: 28 February 2020 You’d think that given my love of Soilwork and melodic rock music that The Night Flight Orchestra would be a total no-brainer for me. But the truth is that I’ve never really got into the band, despite the  Continue Reading »

Mariana Semkina – Sleepwalking – Album Review

Artist: Mariana Semkina Album Title: Sleepwalking Label: Kscope Date of Release: 14 February 2020 You may recognise the name, for Mariana Semkina (who has tweaked her real name, Marjana for this release) is one half of the duo that, alongside Gleb Kolyadin has created the rather intriguing and beautiful Iamthemorning, who have rightfully gained in  Continue Reading »

A Life Divided – Echoes – Album Review

Artist: A Life Divided Album Title: Echoes Label: AFM Records Date of Release: 31 January 2020 This is one of those albums that I discovered during the Christmas holidays as I went through my email inbox to do some much-needed sorting and deleting, whilst being on the lookout for good music that needed reviewing. I  Continue Reading »

Vola – Applause Of A Distant Crowd – Album Review

Artist: Vola Album Title: Applause Of A Distant Crowd Label: Mascot Label Group Date of Release: 12 October 2018 This review is being brought to you via the phrases, ‘whoops’, ‘I dropped the ball’ and ‘nobody’s perfect’ via the school of ‘better late than never’. Yes, I’ve done it again and nearly let another record  Continue Reading »

Album of the Year 2017 – Number 10

Welcome to day 21 of my ‘Album of the Year 2017 top 30 countdown’. I feel that some kind of fanfare is required as I have finally made it to my top 10, the ten albums that have made the biggest impression on me throughout 2017. I could indulge myself in a long waffle-filled intro  Continue Reading »


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