Entries for 'Yvonne Moore'
Originally published by Yvonne Moore on July 21, 2011
Review Snapshot: Carroll’s rhythmic arrangements and calming husky tones will accommodate most tastes as the album gently works through a plethora of genres, but it both requires and deserves your full attention. Best enjoyed on a long quiet car journey.
The Cluas Verdict: 7 out of 10
Full Review: It’s a joy finding something new to mull over, although in this case ‘it’ is hardly new as singer/songwriter Marc Carroll has been carving out his musical career for over 20 years, albeit with modest commercial success. ‘In Silence’, a collection of his work to date, both requires and deserves greater attention.
The collection begins with ‘The Boy Who Dreamed’, an instrumental of gentle inoffensive folk melodies before elevating into ‘Love Over Gold’ the second track and my first opportunity to sample Carroll’s striking vocals and confident delivery - its rou... [Read on]
Originally published by Yvonne Moore on November 08, 2010
A review of the album 'Rock Dust Light Star' by Jamiroquai
Review Snapshot: The seventh album from this popular electro-funk band. Brimming with jazz, funk, and catchy disco floorfillers, Jay Kay has a long way to go before hanging up his oversized hat.
Cluas Verdict: 7 out of 10
Full Review: It's easy to forget how long Jamiroquai have been going. ‘Rock Dust Light Star’ is the seventh album from a band that have been knocking out the albums since the early 90s. Despite the 6 albums already under their belt, a plethora of MTV awards and let's not forget a Grammy, the band clearly have no plans to slow down & are keen to showcase that with this latest offering. So were the recent tirades against X Factor judges genuine concerns over the way some might deem the music industry to be headed, or just well orgnised hype to promote a mediocre album?
With its subdued melody and uninspir... [Read on]
Originally published by Yvonne Moore on August 09, 2010
A review of the album 'Streets of Gold' by 3OH!3
Review Snapshot: With a confident blend of so many new music styles its fair to say 3OH!3 are distinctly different from other chart contenders. However the sophomoric attitude and appalling lyrics are so bad you’ll quickly wonder if it’s all part a great commercial con.
The Cluas Verdict: 3/10
Full Review: It’s not easy to be critical about a band that constantly defends their product as fun. Fun however sells albums and rakes in the cash for the record companies. (Chart topping twins anyone?) so at the risk of being a party pooper I had an in-depth listen to 30H!3 to see if I could decipher the glitter from the gold.
Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte of 3OH!3 recently released ‘Streets of Gold’. Named after their postal code in Colorado, the boys claim to not take themselves or the industry seriously. True to form, the album, which is jammed with popular e... [Read on]
Originally published by Yvonne Moore on July 07, 2010
A review of the The Courtyard Hounds debut album
Review Snapshot: Emily Robison and Martie Maguire – formerly of the Dixie Chicks are now recording new music under the moniker ‘Courtyard Hounds’. A few nuggets of brilliance here in this new album but overall it's watered down Chicks so expect to be a tad disappointed if you’ve been a loyal fan all these years.
The Cluas Verdict? 4 out of 10
Full Review: If it were not for the effeminate portraits on the album sleeve you mightwonder what a female group called ‘Hounds’ were doing in the Country/Pop section of your local music outlet. Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, long recognized as the supporting duo behind powerful lead vocalist Natalie Maines in the Dixie Chicks, have embarked on their own separate grouping: The Courtyard Hounds.
Robison’s marriage breakup from singer/songwriter Charlie Robison heavily influences the album. Divorce metaphors are abound in ... [Read on]