Archive for August 16th, 2014

One Track Mind: Justin Hayward, “One Day Someday” from Spirits … Live (2014)

One Track Mind: Justin Hayward, “One Day Someday” from Spirits … Live (2014)

Hayward has never sounded closer to the material, or closer to us.

Alestorm – Sunset on the Golden Age (2014)

Alestorm – Sunset on the Golden Age (2014)

Alestorm honed their cutlasses to a razor-sharp point on this album.

The Core Trio – The Core Trio with Matthew Shipp (2014)

With or without the fourth player, the Core Trio exemplify what free jazz sounds like when the minds behind it are set free.

‘I don’t mean to sound like everyone’s dull’: Jon Davison admits Yes’ new Heaven and Earth is ‘easy listening’

‘I don’t mean to sound like everyone’s dull’: Jon Davison admits Yes’ new Heaven and Earth is ‘easy listening’

The softer-edged current project from Yes made a respectable debut at No. 26.

Steven Wilson – Cover Version (2014)

Steven Wilson – Cover Version (2014)

This illustrates how Wilson matured at a dizzying pace over the 2003-10 era.

‘I was just strumming around’: Loose session with Steve Cropper sparks one of Rod Stewart’s biggest hits

‘I was just strumming around’: Loose session with Steve Cropper sparks one of Rod Stewart’s biggest hits

“It’s more luck,” Stewart says of songwriting, “than judgment.”