Category: News

September Update #1

Hi all!

Should have the third Rush album ‘Caress of Steel’  review up later today, my intention is to get all their studio albums reviewed before the release of their new album ‘Clockwork Angels’ in 2011. So only 15 more to do! I’ll try and get a review of album #4 up later this week, seeing as its one of their best albums, should be a pleasure to review, so expect ‘2112’ sometime soonish!

Also, I’ve been listening to the new Oceansize album ‘Self Preserved Whilst the Bodies Float Up’ and its rather good, review coming in next 2 weeks!

In other news, Pure Reason Revolution have a new album out in October entitled ‘Anvil & Hammer’ and Steven Wilson is hard at work on the 3rd Blackfield Album, his 2nd solo album and an exciting collaboration between himself and Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth.

Lots to be excited about!



Theme Change

Hey Guys!

I was looking for an alternative theme in the WordPress categories and found this new one which I think is awesome!

Everything looks miles better and more user-friendly, you can even subscribe to my new RSS feed above. [once I figure out how to use it!]

Loving the categories tabs at the top of the page!

Anyways, more reviews coming soon, hope you enjoy the new layout!


August Update

Hey All,

It’s been a while since my last update, most notably because of time dedicated to my new band Anvil Skies!

I’m thinking of things I can do with this Blog to breath some life into it, here’s a couple:

#1 – Random Album review – I review a complete random album [generated by google] of any genre from a completely unbiased viewpoint.

#2 – Classic Album reviews – I review albums pre-1990 from my collection [Rush, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Led Zep etc] say once a month.

#3 – Actually review new albums quicker and get the reviews uploaded on here with more regularity!

#4 – Have a Monthly article on something music related, for example the loudness war etc.

#5 – Live band reviews, for example saw Focus not so long ago, and should make it a regular thing to review live gigs!

Just a few ideas anyway!

I intend to get a review up of the new Demians album pretty soon, and then may also review a classic!

So stay tuned!



June Update #1

Hi All,

Well I thought they’d be no better way of starting the summer then to let you read my thoughts on the new Anathema Album, so here you go:

Anathema: We’re Here Because We’re Here

I’ve got some more reviews to churn out before the months end so keep checking back.

In other news in case you didn’t know Rush have a new single out called Caravan. It’s pretty good and well worth checking out, you can be sure that I’ll review the new album which has been entitled ‘Clockwork Angels’  when it has been released. 2010 is a pretty good year for the old tuneage so far.

Cya Soon,


I’m Back!

Well, after a 2 year haitus [bad I know!] I’m back!

I’ve decided to be pro-active in my pursuit of my Musical Karma, so I belted out this little baby last night:

Porcupine Tree: The Incident


I will now be uploading regular reviews, so please get commenting people! Any suggestions also welcome!


Added ‘Nil Recurring’ Review


Ok, in what’s to be the last ‘Porcupine Tree’ review for a while, I’ve added:

 Porcupine Tree: Nil Recurring

Hope you enjoy it! Any comment/suggestions/feedback regarding this blog, or the reviews I’ve covered don’t hesitate in using the ‘Comments’ feature!

I’ve got some important stuff coming up this week, however I’ll still try and find time to review at least 3 more albums, this time by all different bands!

Cya later!


Evening all!

Well It took me a couple of hours, but I managed to get this review churned out, I think I did it justice, of course I could have rambled on for hours, it really is that good of an album! Here you go:

Porcupine Tree: Fear Of A Blank Planet

That just leaves me to write the ‘Nil Recurring’ review, which I’ll do tomorrow. Then I’m gonna lay of off PT reviews for a while [although, I will eventually write all the back catalogue up] and concentrate on some other bands.

Expect to see reviews of Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’, Ocean Colour Scene’s ‘On The Leyline’, Nine Inch Nails ‘Ghosts I-IV and Rush’s ‘Snakes and Arrows’ in the weeks to come!

Laters guys!


Good morning guys, spent the morning writing this:

Porcupine Tree: We Lost The Skyline

 I’m going to try and get reviews of ‘Fear Of A Blank Planet’ and ‘Nil Recurring’ up as soon as possible as well!



First Reviews Up!

Ok gang, I’ve uploaded the 1st two reviews on this blog! They are:

Blackfield: Blackfield II

Porcupine Tree: Deadwing

I plan to add 3 more albums to the Porcupine Tree section this week, and other reviews will follow soon after!



Well then, I guess it’s time to explain the reason I’m starting this blog.

I’ve always enjoyed writing, it’s something that chills me out and is also a very good form of expression,  however in recent years my writing has been almost entirely confined to written essays and exams due to the heavy work load associated with studying for a Bachelors degree.

 Well now that I’ve graduated, I can concentrate on writing about my interests rather then ‘someone elses’, no longer will I write about ‘working class crime on council estates’ or ‘political issues surrounding the criminal justice act’, 10 points to the first person who has a guess at what degree I did! Now I can concentrate on one of my favourite hobbies, that of MUSIC!

 I have set myself the challenge of reviewing every single album I own, which is not easy as I own a vast quantity, It may take a couple of years until I have even 75% of my collection reviewed, but one thing is certain, I’m unlikely to finish given the rate at which I buy new albums!

 Regardless of my work ethic, should you find this page and find an article of interest, please read it and leave your own comments, feel free to agree/disagree and contribute your own 2 cents worth if you like!

 Hope You Enjoy The Ride!