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Front-to-Back Album Reviews: Moby - Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt

Moby has been prolific. Highly prolific with over 100 albums. The New Yorker can probably lay good claim to being both loved and loathed; on the negative side for trivialising and popularising techno, and on the positive, bringing thought to it?

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Front-to-Back Albums: Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls - Be More Kind

Although some of the music is really, really good, it’s just not an album that invites you to your easy chair for forty-eight minutes of listening. To me that’s kind of a shame because – as usual – Frank Turner has some good things to say and he says them in a very musical way.

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Hi-Res Treasures: John Coltrane - Blue Train

John Coltrane is as important to American jazz as anyone else in the genre. Blue Train released in September 1957 is the quintessential be-bop record and certainly a record that should be in the collection of anyone serious or curious about American be-bop.

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Front-to-Back Albums: Tracey Thorn - Record

Tracey Thorn is best known as one half of the duo Everything but The Girl, from 1982 to 2000 Thorn, together with Ben Watt, purveyed catchy, sullen and angst-ridden bedroom synth pop ballads. She is back with an excellent solo album Record

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Front-to-back Albums: Blackberry Smoke - Find A Light

The guitars are loud. The vocals are set back in the mix. The rhythm section is like a brick wall – impenetrable and imposing. The hooks are catchy and you can play it all loudly without fear of the kids in the next car looking at you like you’re some desperately anachronistic tool.

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Front-to-Back Albums: Jack White - Boarding House Reach

If you've ever seen a Salvador Dali painting, then you know what it's like to be within the bounds of familiarity without explicitly being told what things are. That's what Jack White has accomplished with his new album Boarding House Reach.

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