Not for those for whom familiarity breeds safety, Brandon Seabrook’s Needle Driver is an avant-garde masterpiece that throws down a rough-covered gauntlet to all those who would claim innovation in their art.
Not, perhaps, a classic in its own right, it points the way to a brighter future and I have no doubt we’ll be hearing more from Crimson Star in the future. 8
...this incredibly special event serves as a potent reminder of David Gilmour’s immense contribution to music and, more importantly, of his continuing development as an artist. With hours of content, and an incredible attention to detail, this is an essential purchase for any Floyd fan. 10
...this live album is not so much a record of the tour, as an essential companion piece to the ‘lady in gold’ album itself, and is all the more essential for it. 9
It’s hard to put into words quite what an Eric Gales show is like, suffice it to say that it cuts to the very bone of what it means to be a genuine blues artist. The next tour cannot come quickly enough. 9
This is a fine album all round, but there is a feeling that, as good as it is, Jared James Nichols has greater heights to which to rise. 8
If it seems like this review has been somewhat critical, it is important to distinguish here between the concert and the disc. Unquestionably this is a must-buy for the maggots, but it could undoubtedly have been a much better package. Concert: 9 Blu Ray edition: 6
...a truly irresistible treasure for Paradise Lost fans to get their hands on. 9