This week’s best album streams March 13, 2012

Originally published on The 405, March 13, 2012 “Just be nice.” Even in 1995 Dave Grohl was staking his claim to the nicest frontman in rock, as he appealed to the 20,000 crowd in a 10,000 capacity tent at Reading Festival. I was there, at the front barriers, for what is the best and scariest … Continue reading

This Week’s Best Album Streams: March 6, 2012

Originally published: The 405, March 6, 2012 So Johnny Marr said he’ll reform The Smiths if the government quit. Well that’s just what we need, more nostalgia acts. But just because something’s old doesn’t mean they’re past it; take this week’s other big news, Engelbert Humperdinck flying the Eurovision flag for Blighty – at least … Continue reading

The Week’s Best Album Streams 28-2-12

Originally published: The 405 February 28, 2012 Last week the Brit Awards were unavoidable whether it was a diva’s middle finger or Ron Weasley trying to be Bono. But while I nursed a hangover from the ceremony’s free wine, people were out buying Adele’s album, again – a 37per cent increase! More fool them because … Continue reading