Little Big Town – The Breaker (2017)

🌟🌟🌟   I really like Little Big Town but unfortunately only about half of the songs on The Breaker captured my interest. What I do appreciate is the more grown-up sound that seems to be fast disappearing from country/pop acts that seem to be competing with each other to capture the party vibe.  The closest […]

Kelsea Ballerini – The First Time (2015)

🌟🌟🌟🌟½ I wish I’d blogged about this album when I first listened to it in January of this year so I couldn’t be accused of seeing it through rose-tinted “I just saw her in concert” glasses.  I love every song on it and did so back on first discovery but it would be foolish not […]

Lady Antebellum @ The O2, London (10 October 2017)

Concert promoters take note – how you make concert goers happy and give them value for money is provide them with not one but two opening acts who have each put out successful debut albums and could probably, as Lady A said themselves, headline concerts in their own right. An hour after the doors opened, […]

Eli Young Band – Fingerprints (2017)

🌟🌟🌟½   I love Eli Young Band’s past two albums.  Looking through my iTunes I can see that I liked every single track on Life At Best and the majority of 10,000 Towns.  It’s a little bit of a shock to me that their discography goes back further than those two hit albums so I’ll […]

Brett Young – Brett Young (2017)

🌟🌟 I decided to check out Brett Young as soon as I saw he was going to be a support act for Lady Antebellum’s tour.  Whether I would have tried him out otherwise, I’m not sure. I am certainly not going to rave about how his debut album is a must-hear or the best thing […]

Dustin Lynch – Current Mood (2017)

🌟🌟   I loved Dustin Lynch’s 2014 album Where It’s At.  It followed the very friendly mix of country, rock and radio-friendly sound that Luke Bryan has perfected and I played it a lot more than his debut album, which I kind of think I liked but was hardly memorable. Current Mood starts off strongly […]

Spotlight: Lady Gaga

I have managed to spend a record amount of time avoiding Lady Gaga’s whole musical existence (aside of Poker Face) but I have heard so many wonderful things about Joanne that I finally felt I had to tackle the enigma that is Lady Gaga. The verdict is that she is definitely an artist with two […]

The Script – Freedom Child (2017)

🌟🌟 It has been three months, THREE MONTHS, since I had new music to listen to and September opens with The Script being back on the scene three years after their previous album. I was a big fan of their early stuff but had to actually physically go and look up the tracklisting to see […]

Cold Case Season 1

An old-school crime procedural drama dating back to the days of Without a Trace and CSI that I actually hadn’t tried out until now! Love the use of flashbacks and the way that characters merge with their younger-selves. The best thing about the show is its use of music ……. : ♫ Boston – More […]

Spotlight: Robbie Williams

Yes I’ve lived in the UK all my life.  Yes I’ve grown up with Take That and Robbie Williams on the radio.  Yes, Robbie Williams’s famous hits Angels, Rock DJ etc. etc. have been blasted at me from all directions.  No, I haven’t actually listened to a Robbie Williams album all the way through.  Yes, […]