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2003 - Witnness 2003, a comprehensive review by Brian Kelly of the 2 days of what transpired to be the last ever Witnness festival (in 2004 it was rebranded as Oxegen when Heineken stepped into the sponsor shoes).

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Album Reviews

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Kate Bush '50 Words For Snow'
Review Snapshot: The release of new music from Kate Bush is always a monumental event. Seldom is wonderful, but '50 Words For Snow' is her second release this year, and her first studio album ...

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Album Review - Why? 'Alopecia'
Review Snapshot: A mix-up of genres and emotions, where bright melodies sit beside bleak lyrics- and why not? The third album from this Cincinatti band is difficult but ultimately worthwhile listening...

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indie, Why?, Rap, Hip-Pop, America, anticon, Yanni Wolf, Oakland, Cincinnati, 2008
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Mister Heavenly 'Out of Love'
Mister Heavenly 'Out of Love' The CLUAS verdict: 8 out of 10 Full Review: Artists tread a fine line when they dabble with the idea of a super group. The end product will invariably be ...

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of, mister, heavenly, out, love, man, islands, futures, modest, mouse, ryan kattner, joe, plummer, michael cera, indie, doo, wop, grunge, pineapple, girl
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Marc Carroll 'In Silence'
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 deserv...

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Marc Carroll, In Silence, 2011
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Bobby 'Bobby'
Review Snapshot: On their self-titled debut album, Bobby have created an absorbing, multi-layered record, one that definitively disproves the oft-quoted cliché that 'less is more'. ...

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Milk Maid 'Yucca'
Review Snapshot: An uninspiring new project from Nine Black Alps' former bass player Martin Cohen, Yucca's fuzz-pop is tedious and unengaging. The Cluas Verdict? 4 out of 10 Full Revi...

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Chain And The Gang 'Music's Not For Everyone'
A review of the album 'Music's Not For Everyone' by Chain and the Gang Review Snapshot:  The follow-up to 2009’s 'Down With Liberty... Up With Chains!'...

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Ian Svenonius, Chain And The Gang
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Wild Palms 'Until Spring'
Review Snapshot:  Despite occasional glimpses of promise, the debut album from British band Wild Palms loses its way somewhere between ambition and execution. The Cluas Verdict? 5 o...

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Dan Sartain 'Legacy of Hospitality'
A Review of the album 'Legacy of Hospitality' by Dan Sartain Review Snapshot: The perfect starter kit for Sartain virgins, this long album may be a lot to digest but it is the perfect...

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Dan Sartain, American, Claire Kane, The Coral, Country, Blues, Alternative
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Foo Fighters 'Wasting Light'
A review of the album 'Wasting Light' by Foo Fighters Review Snapshot: Let me start with something that may be controversial for many  fans of the Foo Fighters: this might j...

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Back and Forth, Wasting Light, Foo Fighters, Butch Vig
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