The Malta Independent 28 June 2017, Wednesday


Glen Campbell takes a goodbye turn on 'Adios'

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 16:21 Last update: about 1 day ago

There's no way to hear Glen Campbell's farewell album, "Adios," except through the prism of his rapid descent into Alzheimer's. It's syrupy, laced with over-the-top emotion and full of can't-miss...

Charlatans melodic, nostalgic on 'Different Days'

Monday, 26 June 2017, 16:20 Last update: about 1 day ago

There are two parts to The Charlatans' 13th album, "Different Days" - the first with sunny melodies and the other which samples their roots in Manchester's baggy dance scene. Opener "Hey Sunrise"...

What do you mean? Phoenix's insane lyrics mar return

Friday, 23 June 2017, 16:59 Last update: about 8 days ago

There's a point while listening to the new Phoenix album - and everyone will have a different point - when you're bopping along to a perfectly fine wave of synth and you have to stop to ask, "What did...

'It Comes at Night,' a brisk psychological thriller

Friday, 23 June 2017, 16:04 Last update: about 8 days ago

"It Comes at Night " has the title of a horror film and, at times, the mood of one, but it is far too restrained to get the juices of the genre crowd going. That's not an accident or a...

'Transient Lullaby' filled with beautiful harmony

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 16:59 Last update: about 8 days ago

Music in marriage is especially mellifluous these days. Whitehorse, Tennis and Little Silver are among the couples turning quality couplets. And then there's Chris Masterson and his wife, Eleanor...

The struggle is real for Katy Perry

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 16:58 Last update: about 8 days ago

She once roared. But now, we'll just call it meowing. Katy Perry, one of the top voices in contemporary pop over the last decade, limps into her fourth album with a collection of songs that don't...

Jason Isbell can't stop writing world-class music

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 16:57 Last update: about 8 days ago

In the hands of an ordinary songwriter, "Anxiety" would be an ordinary song. But when the writer is Jason Isbell, arguably the finest songwriter putting pen to paper these days, the song changes...

Jack White, Nas, Los Lobos cover American standards

Monday, 19 June 2017, 16:57 Last update: about 8 days ago

Jack White, Nas, Elton John, Los Lobos, Bettye LaVette and Willie Nelson are part of a stellar cast performing a wide range of blues, country and other American songs and styles using vintage gear on...

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