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2012: Top ten albums

2012: Top ten albums

Let’s get this out of the way: the best music from 2012 came not from new blood, but from established artists. Fine, there are some exceptions, but as a general rule, last year some comparatively old dogs absolutely nailed it. *braces self for onslaught of not-so-constructive feedback* As ever, picking ten albums is really tough. […]

Lee Fields = JB. The Expressions = The JBs.

Lee Fields = JB. The Expressions = The JBs.

I’m just going to put this out there: it’s going to take a lot – a lot – for an album to top ‘Faithful Man’ as the best of 2012. Lee Fields and The Expressions follow up to 2009’s ‘My World’ is an absolute stunner. As a slab of soul, it’s just immediate. Album opener […]

Lee Fields: Better than Plan B. Fact.

Lee Fields: Better than Plan B. Fact.

I was waiting until today to write this post. On Friday I went to catch Lee Fields and The Expressions at the Bowery Ballroom. My intent was to hold fire until today before really writing anything about the gig, as it would afford me the opportunity to also build in a piece about Plan B. […]