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Reviewed - Neil Young, Reverend and the Makers, Ladyhawke
NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE - Americana
BACK with their first album in almost nine years, Neil Young and Crazy Horse return with their interpretation of American folk songs.
Tracks such as Oh Susannah were written in the 1800s while This Land Is Your Land is a mid-20th century classic.
There is even space for their ramshackle take on God Save The Queen, which was America’s de facto national anthem before The Star Spangled Banner.
It’s hard to go wrong with any album by this magnificent collective of musicians, and while this is not their greatest recording, it is an intriguing listen with some superb playing.
REVEREND AND THE MAKERS - @Reverend_Makers
DISCO, dub and straightforward indie are the order of the day for the ‘love ‘em or hate ‘em’ group Reverend and the Makers.
Despite being from Yorkshire, Jon McLure’s sings with a Mancunian accent which makes him sound like the vocalist singer with an Oasis tribute act.
Musically there are tracks which sound like collaborations with Calvin Harris, such as Out Of The Shadows, and the likes of Depth Charge, which could have been produced by N Dubz.
There’s nothing here to win over the doubters but fans will enjoy this band’s third album, which sees them lyrically taking modern life to task.
LADYHAWKE - Anxiety
THE multi-talented Ladyhawke has returned with an outstanding second album which sees her continue her obsession with 1980s-tinged electronica.
Her first hit My Delirium, which was everywhere back in 2008, is one of my favourite ever songs and I am happy to report that there are several future classics on Anxiety, such as Black, White and Blue and the title track.
This is a must-buy CD which I cannot recommend highly enough.