The Malta Independent 27 May 2017, Saturday


Ron Sexsmith reliably melodic on 'The Last Rider'

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 16:34 Last update: about 4 days ago

Ron Sexsmith maintains his melodic consistency on "The Last Rider," 15 pop songs absorbed by the threat of loneliness and ways to avoid it. The Canadian recorded his 13th solo album with his...

Paul Weller's 'Kind Revolution' highly creative set

Friday, 26 May 2017, 16:29 Last update: about 4 days ago

Paul Weller's "A Kind Revolution" is an excellent set from the soon-to-be 59-year-old Modfather, 10 richly-detailed yet uncluttered songs which prolong his creative renaissance. Weller - never...

Kendrick Lamar is darn good on new album

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 16:28 Last update: about 4 days ago

Two years since the release of his Grammy Award-winning "To Pimp a Butterfly," Kendrick Lamar is back with an album as bold and declarative as its title: "DAMN." And while Lamar grapples with familiar...

Gaulitanus Choir in Rome’s Festival di Pasqua

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 09:06 Last update: about 2 days ago

Gozo's Gaulitanus Choir has recently participated at the 20th edition of the Festival di Pasqua held in Rome, Italy. This followed an invitation by the Associazione Festival di Pasqua - a direct...

John Moreland has something urgent to say on new CD

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 16:27 Last update: about 4 days ago

Singer-songwriter John Moreland sings like a man on the edge of his seat, leaning forward as though he has something urgent to say. And on his latest album, "Big Bad Luv," it turns out he...

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw weigh in on famous musical couples

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 16:26 Last update: about 4 days ago

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, who embarked on their third Soul2Soul tour last week, talk about what they admire about other musician couples both inside country music and outside the...

The Whistles and the Bells' 2nd album is a winner

Saturday, 13 May 2017, 15:36 Last update: about 18 days ago

This is the sound of freedom. The Whistles and the Bells is Bryan Simpson, former mandolinist in the bluegrass band Cadillac Sky - a nice gig, but one with creative constraints. "Modern...

The New Pornographers put nerves about Trump into song

Friday, 12 May 2017, 15:34 Last update: about 18 days ago

The New Pornographers leader A.C. Newman put his nerves about a Donald Trump presidency into a song. "High Ticket Attractions" has received plenty of rock radio airplay as lead track of the new...

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