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Egg Box Essentials – January 2021 Review

Despite locking myself away in a room for weeks along with piles of records, CDs and hundreds of scraps of paper, I always love compiling my end-of-year Top 30 album chart. The 2020 effort proved especially worthwhile. All the messages, comments and feedback I’ve received since its publication have been genuinely inspiring. Of course, this …

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ALBUM REVIEW: Stone Foundation – Is Love Enough? (100% Records)

As I’m a big fan of Stone Foundation and have followed their progress since they released “Small Town Soul” back in 2008, I’m going to start this review with a personal observation… Although Paul Weller produced, wrote for and sang on Stone Foundation’s 2016 album “Street Rituals”, and has been involved to varying degrees with …

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ALBUM REVIEW: Popincourt – A Deep Sense Of Happiness (Milano Records)

For the benefit of the uninitiated, Olivier Popincourt is a stylish French Mod, a musical Anglophile, an accomplished songwriter, and a big fan of Paul Weller. He’s also just released “A Deep Sense Of Happiness”, the follow-up to his 2016 debut, “A New Dimension To Modern Love”. Whilst both albums are rich in melodic, elegantly …

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10 Surprising Records That Influenced My Taste In Music

There’s a “thing” doing the rounds on social media when someone asks you to “choose 10 albums that influenced your taste in music – one album per day for 10 consecutive days; no explanations, just album covers”. A nomination is quite flattering as you can share with the world your own sublime choices, however, after …

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The REAL Reason Why Springsteen’s “Western Stars” Is So Great

I adore Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen; I love his music and I respect him immensely as a person. However, in choosing “Western Stars” as my album of the year, I now have a problem… how to review it! You see, I’m just a “normal” fan and Bruce is one of the few artists whose obsessive followers …

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2018 – The Acoustic Egg Box Top 20 Albums Of The Year

In an annual tradition that’s rapidly taking on as much importance as the Queen’s Christmas Message, remembering to remove the plastic bag containing the turkey giblets, and avoiding Mrs Brown and her Boys until they’ve all been imprisoned on a remote Scottish island without any form of communication, I bring you the first instalment of …

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