Midnight Oil: Armistice Day – Live At The Domain, Sydney [Album Review]
Jan03

Midnight Oil: Armistice Day – Live At The Domain, Sydney [Album Review]

Midnight Oil Armistice Day: Live At The Domain, Sydney Sony Music [2018] Fire Note Says: The “Power And the Passion” lives on with this new burning live set from Midnight Oil. Album Review: One of the best bits of news early in 2017, was that Midnight Oil had reformed, and was planning a global tour, including 13 dates in the U.S. Although, Australia’s Midnight Oil had made a strong impression on alternative music fans in...

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Muse: Simulation Theory [Album Review]
Jan02

Muse: Simulation Theory [Album Review]

Muse Simulation Theory Warner Bros. Records [2018] Fire Note Says: On their 8th album, Muse loosens the concept formula enough for more humanity to shine through their larger-than-life arena rock anthems. Album Review: Muse’s 8th album in their nearly 20 year career, starts off with a rhythmic drum beat that could easily have been designed by a computer programmed to imitate a human creation, thus the song’s title: “Algorithm.” In the...

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Jeff Tweedy: WARM [Album Review]
Dec14

Jeff Tweedy: WARM [Album Review]

Jeff Tweedy WARM dBpm Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Jeff Tweedy, of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo, delivers a singer/songwriter solo turn that touches base with his roots rock/alt country origins. Album Review: One of the factors that attracts us to a certain writer, artist or musician is an ineffable sense that they have something in common with us, a connection, an empathetic understanding. When an artist is described as an “everyman,”...

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The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships [Album Review]
Dec12

The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships [Album Review]

The 1975 A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships Interscope Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Third album from The 1975 delivers more great pop melodies, with an undercurrent of loneliness and addiction… so it’s a party! Album Review: The 1975’s lead singer Matt Healy gets right to the point in “Give Yourself a Try,” the opening track of the band’s new album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships: “What would you say to your...

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Amanda Shires: To The Sunset [Album Review]
Dec07

Amanda Shires: To The Sunset [Album Review]

Amanda Shires To The Sunset Silver Knife [2018] Fire Note Says: Amanda Shires’ may be best known as Jason Isbell’s wife and violinist in The 400 Unit, but on her 7th solo album she expresses her own poetic voice. Album Review: In her version of a “getting dumped” song, Amanda Shires’s heroine realizes that she’s “rock ‘n’ roll, and you’re… golf.” She’s not going to be the one getting dumped in “Break Out the Champagne,” so she sings,...

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