Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack

Honest, provoking and downright uplifting. Frightened Rabbit have found a direct path from the part of the neural subsystem which processes music to the part in control of your emotional reactions wi...

Deftones – Gore

Finding Deftones a fairly divisive group in the world of music, it maybe comes as no shock that I’m on the fence with the latest addition to a lengthy, varied and impressive catalogue of albums...

The Temperance Movement – White Bear

White Bear is The Temperance Movement’s seond full studio album after the excellent self-titled 2013 debut. For a band that are named after a movement promoting abstinence from alcohol, The Tem...

Alan’s Top Five Albums of 2015

As a bit of a change from doing a “Top Ten Albums of 2015” article and instead I’m making two top fives – one for albums and the other for live gigs. Here are my five albums a...

Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams

Coldplay would have been as well calling themselves Marmite, if it weren’t for the obvious legal action which would have ensued. There are few bands which elicit such a black or white response from p...