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Kenneth McMurtrie

Kenneth McMurtrie

Album Review : Coldplay - Prospekts March

Just to confirm that I'm not celebrating Xmas, I've given myself the task of reviewing this Viva La Vida also-rans and bits and pieces package. Putting this in context it means it'll be the first time I've deliberately played any Coldplay since my home taping of Parachutes failed to kill off at least their part of the music industry. I did like that album, but the subsequent god complexes and will they/won't they (hurry up and) disband nonsense has polarised my opinion like it has with most other music lovers - nowadays you either love or loathe them. Clearly from the above I'm less than fond but second chances are always available so ...

Album Review : Baikonur - Your Ear Knows Future

On this second full-length release from Brighton-based Air contemporary and fellow Frenchman Jean-Emmanuel Krieger the blueprint set down with debut album For the Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos is expanded upon to good effect. Where that record was judged alongside the aforementioned Air's Talkie Walkie these nine new tracks bear comparison more with the likes of Stereolab or Neu! The longest track particularly (the eight minute 'Ye Ama Piooo!') is a repeating, riff heavy Krautrocker if ever there was one.

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