Five Woodstock Bands – James D. Irwin

Woodstock was a music festival that took place from August 15-17th 1969. It had been two years since the Summer of Love, and less than six months since Richard Nixon had been sworn in as America's first --- but by no means last --- dangerously corrupt Republican President.   1. The Grateful Dead  The Grateful …

Top Five Albums – Chloe Page

Now, this article has been a pretty difficult one to write. Picking five favourite albums when you're a music journalist is a near impossible feat to achieve. After putting my Spotify and iTunes favourites through an almost Hunger Games style elimination process, we have six winners. I know that five was the maximum, but, honestly, …

I’m So Bored of the USA: Five of the best bands from the Canadian punk scene -James Gregory

Who said guitar music was dead? All across America, independent labels like Sideonedummy, Run For Cover and Epitaph ride at the crest of a new wave of punk music. Recent albums by bands such as Modern Baseball, the Menzingers, and the Wonder Years have been released to not only popular triumph, but to relatively impressive …

5 (and a bit) novels about Music – Rebecca Travers

So when asked to ‘write an article about 5 things to do with music,’ my logical conclusion was to consider my top five albums, but I got stuck after Origin of Symmetry and Songs in the Key of Life. Spots 3 through to 5 in my top ten were hotly contended and too difficult to …

Chuck Berry: Chuck Berry is On Top (1959) – Reviewed by Oslo Iversen

Rating: 5/10 Best Tracks: Johnny B Goode; Carol; Roll Over Beethoven If you want to save yourself some time and effort, my best advice here is to listen to the above three tracks, and skip the rest of the album. This isn't just because the other songs are merely album fillers; it's because, for the most part, …

Buddy Holly and The Crickets: Buddy Holly (1958) – Reviewed by Dixon James

Rating: 9.5/10 Best Tracks: Everyday; Words Of Love; Rave On; Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues; Valley Of Tears Considering the impact Buddy Holly has had on popular music, it is hard to believe that his recording career didn't even last two years. At the tender age of 23, and with only 3 official studio albums recorded, …