The Malta Independent 28 February 2017, Tuesday


Massive Kate Bush album a concert series souvenir

Friday, 6 January 2017, 16:30 Last update: about 3 months ago

Kate Bush gives fans an exquisite souvenir with "Before the Dawn," a massive live album taken from her series of 22 concerts in 2014. With tantalizingly few chart hits and dominated by two...

J. Cole's low-key return focuses on fragility of life

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 16:29 Last update: about 3 months ago

J. Cole's latest album, "4 Your Eyez Only," is an intimate one. It unfolds like an old journal that's been unearthed and shared with an audience of one - that is, an audience of you, or, more...

Bruno Mars channels '90s R&B grooves on '24K Magic'

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 16:26 Last update: about 3 months ago

Bruno Mars pays homage to his musical influences with a groovy, R&B-inspired collection that sounds straight outta the '90s. "24K Magic" is a party album that recalls Michael Jackson, James Brown,...

Madness CD offers carnival of sounds and characters

Saturday, 24 December 2016, 14:40 Last update: about 3 months ago

"Can't Touch Us Now" is an invitation into the Madness carnival of sounds, brimming with intriguing, colorful characters. One of the most British of bands and some energetic concert performers,...

Kenny Chesney returns with a rich and varied album

Friday, 23 December 2016, 14:39 Last update: about 3 months ago

Kenny Chesney's new CD is his 17th studio album and it finds the country superstar sounding a little like a 17-year-old - caught between wild abandonment and moodiness. The 11-song "Cosmic...

Jane Siberry haunts, stirs on 'Angels Bend Closer'

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 14:38 Last update: about 3 months ago

Jane Siberry twists genres and conventions on "Angels Bend Closer," a haunting, uplifting album befitting her eclectic style. On the Canadian's first major release in five years, Siberry's lyrics...

Highly Suspect prove their rock chops on new album

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 14:37 Last update: about 3 months ago

When the rock band Highly Suspect nabbed two Grammy nominations last year, the world collectively went: "Wait, what?" They won't do that after listening to the band's stellar sophomore...

Childish Gambino Gets Immersed in the Funk

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 14:35 Last update: about 3 months ago

It's OK not to "get" Childish Gambino's third studio album "Awaken, My Love!" With its lush soundscapes and sparse lyrics, one can only gather that the funk-drenched latest release from the...

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