Category Archives: pop rock

Steven Wilson – “To the Bone”

Short version: I really don’t like this album. It’s a poorly written, poorly arranged, disjointed collection of substandard songs. It’s not prog but that’s not why I don’t like it. For a very long explanation, read on. Long version: Reviewing … Continue reading

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Steven Wilson announces “To the Bone” album and tour

  Here’s the official press release: Steven Wilson has announced details of To The Bone – his expansive, brilliant fifth album – and a major 2018 UK tour including a return to one of the country’s most iconic venues, the Royal Albert Hall. Pre-order … Continue reading

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Tom Slatter – “Happy People”

When last I checked in with my buddy Tom Slatter, he was having problems with alien creatures and other oddities on “Fit the Fourth.” It was a confusing album for a basic American idiot such as myself. But undaunted by … Continue reading

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Turning Virtue – “A Temporary Human Experience”

There are times when an album doesn’t line up with my brain at the time I am listening to it. I’ll set it aside and hopefully I remember to revisit it. Such was the case of Turning Virtue’s “A Temporary … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shift – “Becoming Aware”

“Becoming Aware” by Paradigm Shift seemed like an obvious album for me to like. For starters it was mixed by the great Rob Aubrey and mastered by Acle Kahney from TesseracT. Both are very good. For the most part, the … Continue reading

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Rank ‘Em: Genesis studio albums

Since Phil Williams mentioned on the Facebook page that ranking Genesis studio albums would be brave, it seemed like a good idea to me. I mean this would be a nice way to show people just how insane I am. … Continue reading

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Knifeworld – “Bottled Out of Eden”

After trying to like Knifeworld’s last album, “The Unraveling,” I was concerned about having to review their new album “Bottled Out of Eden.” I listened to this album over and over, hoping for a different result. Nope. I am still … Continue reading

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