Album Review: Goo Goo Dolls – It’s Christmas All Over (Deluxe)

Last year, I posted a review of "It’s Christmas All Over" and (spoiler alert) I liked it. Towards the end of my review, I say: 'If subsequent Christmas albums from the Goo Goo Dolls have more tracks like "You Ain’t Getting Nothin'" then I’d be in like Santa!' While they haven't given us a new … Continue reading Album Review: Goo Goo Dolls – It’s Christmas All Over (Deluxe)

Album Review: Ye Banished Privateers – A Pirate Stole My Christmas

I make no secret of my love of Christmas music; I'm sure I've mentioned before that (according to iTunes) I have 5.2 days of Christmas music. But, I have nothing, not one thing, even remotely like A Pirate Stole My Christmas! The band (crew?) known as, Ye Banished Privateers, describe themselves as playing pirate folk … Continue reading Album Review: Ye Banished Privateers – A Pirate Stole My Christmas

Album Review: Goo Goo Dolls – It’s Christmas All Over

The Goo Goo Dolls have released what is described in the press pack as their, "...first-ever Christmas album". This seems to imply that it may not be their last. The question is, therefore, would I like a second Christmas album from them or is one enough? No spoilers... you'll need to read the review to … Continue reading Album Review: Goo Goo Dolls – It’s Christmas All Over

Album Review: Christmas With Better Noise Music

When to start listening to Christmas music? I favour the 25th of November (a month before Christmas) but for some people, even the 25th of December is too soon. So, how do you feel about 23rd October? Far too early, surely! Not for the Better Noise Music label who chose to release their first ever … Continue reading Album Review: Christmas With Better Noise Music

Album Review: Rush – Permanent Waves (40th Anniversary Edition)

Part of me still finds it hard to believe that there will never be a new Rush album. But, while there may be no new songs, it is heartening to hear that there are still recordings that have not yet seen the light of day. The Permanent Waves (40th Anniversary edition) is therefore doubly welcome … Continue reading Album Review: Rush – Permanent Waves (40th Anniversary Edition)

Album Review: Wishbone Ash – Coat Of Arms

Wishbone Ash have been around for a long time (they formed in 1969 when this reviewer was still in short trousers), have been through umpteen lineup changes (Wikipedia lists the four current members plus another seventeen that have been associated with the band at some point) and have produced music that covers a multitude of … Continue reading Album Review: Wishbone Ash – Coat Of Arms