Short Reviews with meaningful links. Usually presented fairly.
Please refer to the laws set forth in your country regarding downloading music and the guidelines inherent on Soundcloud.com and Youtube.com. All links herein are publicly accessible to everyone outside this review site.
September 3, 2011
Album Review: Stereo MCs - Emperor's Nightingale
On a first listen of Stereo MCs' newest LP Emperors Nightingale, you might be prone to the belief that the band's better days were behind it like Duran Duran or Nikki Sixx. However, after spending some time with the album, these tracks are far from "ze cakkah" and more the cat's preferred sleepwear. Stereo MCs have got a recipe of Goldfrapp, The Glimmers, Apples in Stereo, but it's also a mixture of the best moves of electronic music wizard Parov Stelar, while balancing these manoeuvres with nods to spacey late 70s Steve Miller and 80s pop from both Prince and Eddy Grant. A welcome return for Stereo MCs and the trilogy of videos Boy, Tales, and Far Out Feeling are snapshots of the importance of spending more time understanding your children and courageously facing your own crossroads.