Monthly Archives: May 2011

Joy Pleasures – Dave’s Review

Best listened to in the dark, but grand enough to fill the largest of spaces, Joy Division’s Unkown Pleasures is a journey into the darkness. Leading us into the darkness is the bass of Peter Hook. Unlike traditional rock, Hook … Continue reading

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Blonde Highlights In Plain Hair – Dave’s Review

It seems common practice for a pop album to concentrate all its efforts into the singles, padding the remainder of the record with mediocre songs. Blondie’s Parallel Lines is no different, with plenty of plain rhythms, unimaginative lyrics and predictable … Continue reading

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Naturally Artificial – Dave’s Review

From its striking cover it is clear that Kraftwerk’s 1978 Die Mensch-Maschine is not completely human. The opening song, Die Roboter, takes this idea further. “Wir sind die Roboter” proclaims a futuristic, computerised voice. Pefectly suited to the flat German accent, … Continue reading

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Parallel Lives

Well, it seems we wait in vain for Dave’s Krautrock review; he is too distracted by his Italian travels to tell us what he thinks of Kraftwerk’s The Man-Machine. But life continues without our errant explorer, and to prevent this blog from … Continue reading

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Kraut-what? – Fran’s Review

Previously, if I wanted to listen to 80s video game music I would dust off the old Sega Master System II and play a little Alex Kidd. Since listening to this week’s album, The Man-Machine by Kraftwerk, that is no longer … Continue reading

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