Reviews

The Genius Of… All Things Must Pass by George Harrison

When The Beatles split in 1970, the question in everyone’s lips and ears was: which of these masterful songwriters would deliver the finest solo record? John Lennon or Paul McCartney? It turned out the answer was George Harrison.

The Big Listen: Julien Baker – Little Oblivions

After two albums of stark confessionals that cut to the core, Julien Baker faced a dilemma over whether to repeat a winning formula or expand her sound. Her decision making is as astute as her songwriting, it turns out.

The Big Listen: Mogwai – As The Love Continues

Stuart Braithwaite finds his voice on the cinematic post-rockers’ 10th album, with the Glaswegians still sounding fresh 25 years on from their first release.

The Big Review: Fender American Professional II Telecaster Deluxe

An instrument from a controversial period in Fender’s history gets a modern-day makeover – and we can’t get enough of it.

The Genius Of… Murder Ballads by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

With its terrifying stories of murder, vengeance and grotesque brutality, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ ninth album is tough going. Yet, 25 years ago, it became a million-selling commercial success thanks in part to an appearance from the princess of pop. 

The Big Listen: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – New Fragility

After coming through a challenging time in his personal life, album six finds the Brooklyn band’s founder and sole remaining member asking the big questions.

Review: Cort X700 Duality & KX300 Etched

In addition to building guitars for many other brands, Cort continues to provide its rivals with fierce competition thanks to a well-appointed range of in-house designs.

The Genius Of… Wrecking Ball by Emmylou Harris

The country queen faced a crossroads in 1995, and took a left turn to deliver a stunning album that not only reinvigorated her career but has since inspired two generations of rising Americana artists.

Review: Walrus Audio Mako Series ACS1

Gunning unapologetically for a certain little black box from California, Walrus’s first amp and cab sim refines the formula with some interesting tweaks.

Review: Epiphone Emperor Swingster

This ornate hollowbody with rockabilly stylings makes a return for 2021.
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