The Malta Independent 19 December 2018, Wednesday


The former Haley Bonar is wordless on 'Pleasureland'

Friday, 7 December 2018, 15:30 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

HALEY, "Pleasureland" (Memphis Industries) In 2016, she was Haley Bonar and "Impossible Dream" was her album of gliding power-pop and cinematic textures. Last year, she changed her name to Haley...

Boy George and Culture Club make return

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 15:26 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

Boy George and Culture Club, "Life" (BMG) Like clockwork, every decade or two you can count on a Culture Club reunion album. In 1999, "Don't Mind If I Do" closed a 13-year gap and now, not even...

Ty Segall's 'Fudge Sandwich' is full of fun covers

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 15:15 Last update: about 14 days ago

Ty Segall, "Fudge Sandwich" (In the Red) Some people make playlists of their favorite songs, some folks' closets are full of mixtapes and some still make compilations on CD for themselves or...

Old-school R&B group The O'Jays get into a political groove

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:23 Last update: about 15 days ago Associated Press

The iconic R&B group The O'Jays has always made music for the heart. Now the group is going for the jugular on what it says is its last album. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees known...

The Bottle Rockets keep it real on basic 'Bit Logic'

Monday, 3 December 2018, 16:20 Last update: about 15 days ago

The Bottle Rockets, "Bit Logic" (Bloodshot Records) As the world is running down, the Bottle Rockets offer a no-nonsense view of their surroundings through Brian Henneman's sharp songwriting and...

Quavo on cutting collaborations, solo album, Migos and Drake

Friday, 30 November 2018, 14:42 Last update: about 23 days ago Associated Press

Quavo may be one-third of the uber-successful hip-hop group Migos, but he's also a rapper in high demand, appearing as a featured act on Top 10 hits by Post Malone, DJ Khaled, Drake and Liam...

Kurt Vile's wanderlust clear on 'Bottle It In'

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 14:40 Last update: about 23 days ago Associated Press

Kurt Vile, "Bottle It In" (Matador Records) Perhaps you can't get Kurt Vile to stand still. Vile co-founded The War on Drugs and promptly quit after the formidable band's debut album...

Once vowing not to record anymore, Elvis Costello is back

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 14:38 Last update: about 23 days ago Associated Press

Besides the fact that he's still here, Elvis Costello's fans can be grateful that he's open to changing his mind. While something short of a vow, Costello said in 2010 that he didn't plan to...

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