Modern Minds

Simple Minds have blown down some cobwebbed tunes, taken them to the top of the highest peaks in Scotland and come back with a blast of the freshest air. As an album, Big Music is thick with dance floor rhythms and generous keyboards opposite hard guitar, reminiscent of their earlier work. The pre-release concerns of five years … Continue reading

Revival Idol

Idol has successfully dug up a thirty year old bottle of peroxide hair dye and used CPR on the contents to create a classic sounding Billy Idol record. After the catastrophic ‘Happy Holidays,’ Idol’s career was on a knife edge. Fortunately, he pulls back from the edge of the precipice with ‘Kings and Queens of the Underground.’ Idol eschews becoming a cartoon … Continue reading