Author Archives: Fran

Teach me how to feel – Fran’s Review

This album took a while to grow on me, and I think I worked out why. It’s not that I don’t like poetry and imagery in music, it’s just that I prefer it dressed up with as much melodrama as possible – Kate … Continue reading

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Blue songs for blue skies..?

I’m in the mood to sample a classic! And by most measures this fortnight’s album is a classic. Rolling Stone ranked it the 30th best album of all time, and when the New York Times were looking for the 25 albums that represent “turning points … Continue reading

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Violently Happy – Fran’s Review

Björk’s second album Debut is a weird and wonderful slice of the 90s. Rocketing between styles, the album is loud and quiet, fast and slow, modern and classical.  I didn’t understand at first why Dave classified this as Alternative Dance when much of … Continue reading

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It’s OK with me – Fran’s Review

So I’ll keep this short, because I have a feeling Dave won’t! I really enjoyed listening to OK Computer this fortnight. It’s an incredibly bleak album, full of disillusionment, but it is beautifully done. My favourite part of the record is the … Continue reading

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The End of the Eighties

To cheer Dave up from last fortnight’s angst, next up we’re reviewing a band with a permanent spot in his Top 5. From its placement on the Music Tree, this fortnight’s album looked like our final record of the eighties, but appearances can be … Continue reading

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Is Prozac the Cure? – Fran’s Review

Dave tells us that the Cure lost a band member over the depressing nature of their music, and listening to Disintegration it’s easy to see why! This is a very sombre record, but the wailing guitars and slow pacing are well suited to showcase Robert … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, war is over (Finally…)

I’m sure you’ve all been on tenterhooks to hear what I think of Warpaint’s eponymous second album… well after a long Christmas break, here it is! Warpaint by Warpaint is a solid indie record, full of atmosphere. The album dreamily slips … Continue reading

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