The Malta Independent 25 April 2018, Wednesday


Soccer Mommy's lush rock delivers on debut 'Clean'

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 14:43 Last update: about 29 days ago Associated Press

Soccer Mommy, "Clean" (Fat Possum) Sometimes, someone sneaks to the front of the line, grabs attention and gets fast-tracked to good things. This year, for minimalist rock, that line-cutter is...

Recording of jazz compositions by Prince's father released

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 14:41 Last update: about 27 days ago Associated Press

A long-awaited recording of jazz compositions written by Prince's father is now available. John L. Nelson's album "Don't Play with Love — The John L. Nelson Project" was released Friday...

Randy Bachman reimagines George Harrison tunes, goes too far

Monday, 26 March 2018, 14:39 Last update: about 29 days ago Associated Press

Randy Bachman, "By George — By Bachman" (UMe) Randy Bachman, founder of The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, let's his imagination run away with 11 George Harrison songs on "By...

Moby returns to his moody, trip-hop best on new CD

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 13:40 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Moby, "Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt" (Mute) Moby is done screaming. He's back to brooding — magnificently. The musician-producer's 12-track "Everything Was Beautiful, And...

Joan Baez's expressive talent intact on new album

Friday, 23 March 2018, 13:38 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Joan Baez, "Whistle Down the Wind" (Bobolink/Razor & Tie) Nearly 10 years on from her last studio album, Joan Baez delivers another pearl, 10 deeply felt interpretations about the human...

Chris Stapleton leads ACM nominations, Reba returns as host

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 13:37 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Chris Stapleton, who released two top-selling albums last year, leads the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nominations, including his first entertainer of the year nomination. Reba...

Caleb Caudle's 'Crushed Coins' is easy on the ears

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 13:34 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Caleb Caudle, "Crushed Coins" (Cornelius Chapel Records) If the phrase 'easy listening' didn't have such a bad name it could be applied to Caleb Caudle's new album. "Crushed Coins" isn't shallow...

Songs by Bennett, Estefan being added to Recording Registry

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 11:26 Last update: about 2 months ago

Songs performed by Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefan and Run-DMC are among 25 recordings being added to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the list of...

Andrew Lloyd Webber, turning 70, looks back and forward

Tuesday, 20 March 2018, 13:26 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70th birthday is coming up and it turns out there is something the composer really wants on his special day. More work. The man behind such blockbuster shows as "Cats,"...

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