Author Archives: Martin Wrightson

9 – Mad Season – Above (1995)

Mad Season were a grunge supergroup consisting of members from Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Screaming Trees. Before you cringe at the term supergroup, this isn’t a band whose big ego’s clashed and they ended up making something disappointing. In … Continue reading

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10 – Nick Drake – Pink Moon (1972)

In a world of vastly layered and produced albums, it’s easy to forget that sometimes less is more. Stripping everything back to its bare bones really focuses on the musicians themselves and sometimes they can shine even brighter without the … Continue reading

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My Favourite Albums I Heard In 2013 – Intro

As promised in my previous post, musical musings are on the way! The rules are simple, a review a day for my 10 favourite albums I heard in 2013. It doesn’t matter when they were released, just as long as … Continue reading

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A few personal thoughts on 2013

Well, firstly I am still alive! I am not posting from beyond the grave, though it would be cooler if I was. I’ve not felt like blogging in a while, but with 2014 fastly approaching I thought it might be … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of the digital age of music

The digital age has almost completely changed the way we collect & manage our music. You may still buy CD‘s or Vinyl, but it seems that now almost everyone has an electronic copy on their computer. Some people have ditched … Continue reading

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My Personal Favourite Albums of 2012 – Some Honourable Mentions

Like most of these lists, there’s always a few albums that were really unfortunate to miss out and you regret not finding a spot for them on your list. I won’t go into too much detail, but if your checking … Continue reading

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My Personal Favourite Albums of 2012 – Final Thoughts

This is the end, I promise! So, what conclusions have I drawn from reviewing these albums as well as this year in my music in general? Well, there’s not a huge amount but still some interesting points, which are as … Continue reading

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1 – Kyuss – Welcome To Sky Valley (1994)

This is the sound of a jeep roaring across desert plains. The sound of friends sat by a campfire, watching the sun rise & set with a few beers losing track of time. Another milestone in the stoner rock scene, … Continue reading

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2 – Tool – Lateralus (2001)

I’m actually completely intimidated about reviewing this album. I’m wondering if I can actually justify how good this is just using words. That sounds completely melodramatic, but sometimes the best way is to just let someone experience something for themselves … Continue reading

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3 – Meshuggah – Destroy Erase Improve (1995)

I will open this review by saying this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. This album is loud, obnoxious and repetitive. It also lacks melody, is almost emotionless (except maybe anger) and cold. So, what’s it got going for it … Continue reading

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