Pin Group may have been the lucky first release by Flying Nun, but they’re also possibly the worst.
With Universal issuing remastered versions of Frank Zappa’s enormous catalogue, Gary Steel takes up the challenge of reviewing every single one of FZ’s genius album creations. Today’s selection: Cruising With Ruben & The Jets.
An autotuned Cocteau Twins?
This Coach takes its good time getting where it’s going, but you never want to get off.
Local girl makes not so good.
The fourth Die!Die!Die! album is a racket and a fantastic noise, wails Gary Steel, his tinnitus screaming mercilessly.
Brilliant widescreen bubblegum power pop anthems make Gary Steel break out in a silly smile.
A great blues-rock guitarist given the connoisseur treatment on live album.
Aretha and Otis solded (soulded?) together on one double-CD set. Weird.
The new album by The Darkness really sucks.
The great lost Captain Beefheart album finally gets exhumed. So… is it any good?
Has Icelandic group Sigur Ros really lost its mojo? Gary Steel, after prolonged exposure to their new album, reckons not.