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Zoe Schwarz: Step Up

Elly Roberts reviewsZoe Schwarz: Step UpDistributed by33 Records February 2008 Rating: 8/10 Vote and comment on this album: Unlike many of her contemporaries who seem to be tilting towards coffee table Jazz crossover fodder, Zoe Schwarz goes for a more challenging repertoire. Schwarz has an edge the others lack, tending to mix’n’match her self-pennedsongs with […]

The Zombies: Odessey & Oracle {Revisited}

Elly Roberts reviewsThe Zombies: Odessey & Oracle {Revisited}Distributed byAbsolute Released: June 2008 Rating: 10/10+ Vote and comment on this album: Arthur Lee, Lou Reed, and John Martyn have all been at it. Back from the dead, The Zombies are road-testing their seminal album,the famously misspelled Odessey & Oracle, 40 years after its original release. Caught […]

The Zombies: The Zombies And Beyond

Elly Roberts reviewsThe Zombies And BeyondDistributed byUMTV Released: May 2008 Rating: 8/10 Vote and comment on this album: Few songs define an era or generation quite like Time Of The Season. Formed in St.Albans, England in 1961, they were lead by pianist Rod Argent andsinger Colin Blunstone they scored hits in the USA with She’s […]

Yellowcard: Lights And Sounds

Elly Roberts reviewsYellowcard: Lights And SoundsDistributed byParlophone Cat.no: 3541442 Released: January 2006 Rating: 2/10 Most American riff-rockers go over my head, like pseudo-punksters Green Day. Yellowcard now join the club. Most of Lights And Sounds is a cacophony of American OTT unforgettablerock-riffs. The collective, Ryan Key, Sean Mackin, Peter Mosely, LongineuParsons 111 and Ryan Mendez […]

The Yellow Moon Band: Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World

DVDfever.co.uk – The Yellow Moon Band: Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The World CD reviewElly Roberts reviewsThe Yellow Moon Band: Travels Into Several Remote Nations Of The WorldDistributed byStatic Caravan Records Released: January 2009 Rating: 10/10++ Vote and comment on this album:View Comments Long album title: short song titles: BIG album. As debuts go, […]

You Will Get Well Soon: Rest Now Weary Head

Elly Roberts reviewsYou Will Get Well Soon: Rest Now Weary HeadDistributed byNude Records Released: June 2008 Rating: 10/10++ Vote and comment on this album: Daring genre-bending masterpiece. From Berlin. Get Well Soon’s mission statement (according to the CD packshot) isthis guarantee – “I tried my very best to make this music loveable.” Mission accomplished! This […]

Zeena Gulzar: Do I

Elly Roberts reviewsZeena Gulzar: Do IDistributed by4 Real Records Cat.no: SYN80CDA Released: October 2005 Rating: 6/10 Intensive Care went straight in at number one, knocking the Prodigy’s hits to number two. Twenty-six-year-old Nottingham beauty Zeena Gulzar looks like someone outof All Saints. Initially, from track one; you also think she sounds likeone. That’s too simplistic […]

Zero 7: Record

DVDfever.co.uk – Zero 7: Record CD reviewElly Roberts reviewsZero 7: RecordDistributed bySeven/Atlantic Records Released: June 2010 Rating: 6/10 Vote and comment on this album: View Comments Avante garde pop…musos delight. Zero 7 have just released a double CD of their best bits from the past and present with an additional disc of remixes from the […]

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings: Just For A Thrill

Elly Roberts reviewsBill Wyman’s Rhythm KingsJust For A ThrillDistributed byR&M Year: 2004 Rating: 5/10 Cat. No: RAMCD007 Track listing: 1. Disappearing Nightly2. Roll ‘Em Pete3. Down Home Girl4. Mississippip Flyer5. That’s How Heartaches Begin6. Booty Ooty7. Cadillac Woman8. Town Living9. This Ain’t United Nations10. Memphis Woman11. Taxman12. Just for a Thrill13. Cry Baby14. You Don’t […]

A Family Christmas: Various Artists

DVDfever.co.uk – A Family Christmas: Various Artists CD reviewElly Roberts reviewsA Family Christmas: Various Artists Distributed byPutumayo World Music Released: October 2009 Rating: 8/10 Vote and comment on this album:View Comments Alternative Xmas album. Good too. While you’re decorating the Xmas tree, making a gingerbread house or simply wrapping pressies, why not relax and enjoy […]

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