Monthly Archives: November 2014

To The Queen

This week (and last week) we are continuing our musical adventure with Madonna’s 1989 album Like A Prayer. The album represents 80’s pop on our music tree and its title track and lead single is famous for its music video, which … Continue reading

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Adored – Dave’s Review

From a light, shimmering haze emerges a deep, sinister bass. A drumbeat enters and a guitar plays lightly over the top before transforming into a storming riff. It’s not until nearly two minutes in that we hear the voice of Ian Brown. The song grows throughout, with … Continue reading

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This Is Not Quite The One – Fran’s review

The Stone Roses by the Stone Roses has a very strong start. The laid-back cool of bassy first track I Wanna Be Adored continues throughout the beginning of the album and into the psychedelic fourth track, Don’t Stop. However by the following Bye Bye Badman the style has … Continue reading

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This fortnight Dave and I are climbing back onto the Music Tree to pick up where we left off in the 80s. For the next two weeks we will be listening to the Stone Roses’ self-titled debut album, released in … Continue reading

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No bungle – Fran’s Review

Jungle’s self-titled debut album is a 70s extravaganza. Filled with soulful falsetto and punctuated with unusual percussion, this record is polished and cool – just like their music videos. Top tracks on the album include singles Busy Earnin’  and Platoon, but the … Continue reading

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King of the Jungle – Dave’s Review

Like the computer game Grand Theft Auto Vice City (a gangster game set in 1980’s art deco Miami), Jungle’s self-titled debut album begins with a swagger of sunshine, police sirens and vintage confidence. Put that together with a roller skate … Continue reading

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