FAO#28 (Cornershop, Fredrik and Samson & Delilah)

Although one-off singles and EP oddments were the original impetus behind this on/off/on column, albums have continued to rule the review-writing roost.  Despite assertions that the album is a dying art form there seem to be more of them than ever released week-upon-week, with barely any seasonal breaks.  Digital downloads also promised to kill off … [Read more...]

Flipsides & Otherwise: FAO #19

Whilst the relentless multi-front march of the internet is ruthlessly undermining the music industry as we know it, the sheer proliferation and over-production of recorded material can also be considered as part of the problem.  Too many bands barely give us a chance to breathe in-between albums these days, leaving us overfilled and exhausted … [Read more...]