Brazilian music novice Gary Steel gets a crash course on the artistry of Suely Mesquita in Bob Gaulke’s book/CD combo.
Plant follows up his duet with Alison Krauss with an album of rootsy cover versions, and Gary Steel previews it
Gary Steel reviews a new compilation by Afro Celt Sound System, and finds it all a little white bread for his tastes.
A big fat zero for the worst album Gary Steel has heard all year. And that’s saying something.
Gary Steel dips his toes into the second EP by the Drab Doo Riffs
The austere sound universe of Extra Life gives Gary Steel goosebumps.
Gary Steel is bitterly disappointed by Sia’s latest, ’80s-influenced botch-job.
Gary Steel reckons the new Chemical Brothers album is all tease and no ejaculate.
Gary Steel listens to a NZ “legend” of drum’n’bass on his dubstep-influenced album, and finds it strangely wanting.
Gary Steel reviews Todd Rundgren’s new “tribute” to Robert Johnson, imaginatively titled ‘Johnson’.
Gary Steel reviews the latest lesson in musical trainspotting from The Black Keys, Brothers.
Gary Steel reviews a double disc compilation of Austria’s G-Stone label, famed for its creamy, nicely engineered latte grooves.