Whatever else he assigns his name to, and no matter how much of his past work makes its way into the great canon of rock and pop, Dizzy Heights is the new benchmark. A gorgeous, melancholy collection of reflective and spiritual psychedelic-folk, Dizzy Heights sees Finn assume a Macca-like role. The mood is neither light nor dark, but an unsettling kaleidoscope shuffle betwixt the two poles.
Rock, Pop & Folk
Our specials this week include an appetizer of soul-infused hard jazz, a side of trip-hop flourished jazz, some decidedly non-jazz psych-folk for the main course and a dollop of Dublin cream for dessert.
New and exciting stuff from the likes of Peter Buck, Morrissey, Nothing and a couple of great jazz outings from Vijay Iyer and Zara Macfarlane head up our weekly review.
Her look was as distinct in its brazen dismissal of conformity as Smith’s androgyny. One look into her face and it was evident that O’Connor was no vapid pop music Muppet; she had a trapped-animal ferocity that her male counterparts could not muster.
Beck’s new album ‘Morning Phase’ is a keeper, though not quite the highlight of this young year that his rabid fans believe.
Any hardcore Bruce Springsteen fan will tell you: every gig has the potential for surprise. His current tour is no exception.