❉ Whether channelling Keats, Joyce and Python with Peter Gabriel or blasting out stadium rock favourites with Phil Collins, Genesis had something for everyone. Here’s ten of the best.
❉ Producer Mike Moran on the greatest solo project a Queen member has yet released, which now doubles as a tribute to Caballé, one of the great soprano singers of all time.
❉ A soaring soundbite of seismic and sensory sounds, this is one of the most arresting A Year In The Country releases yet – and one of the best!
❉ If Marianne Faithfull has a successor, Linda Em is a worthy placeholder, writes Eoghan Lyng.
❉ This is a box set for Pink Floyd aficionados and music lovers, brimming with surprises, writes Eoghan Lyng.
❉ Life begins at 40 in the second volume of Kenneth Womack’s biography of the legendary producer.
❉ Eoghan Lyng talks with the co-producer of The Who’s last grand statement, released 40 years ago today.
❉ We Are Cult’s Eoghan Lyng waxes lyrical about Stockport’s finest and the esoteric, inventive pop of their never-bettered second album.
❉ O’Connell writes with wit and repartee on the influence of “George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, a shark, two motherships, some gremlins, ghostbusters and a man of steel”.
❉ Eoghan Lyng reviews the second themed A Year In The Country album of 2018, a conceptual musical package.