7/05/2015

Dog Soldiers (2002) ***1/2

Refused 'Freedom' (2015) ****

I don't think anyone was expecting another album as influential as 'The Shape Of Punk To Come' and with 17 years having passed since their last album, the expectations were bound to be monumental. But I really dig this album. I've been spinning it continuously since its release date last Tuesday. It's a more polished and poppy Refused, but all the elements are still there and I still say that it defied my expectations. It might not become the classic that 'Shape' became, but 'Freedom' is a worthy follow-up.


Clive Barker 'The Scarlet Gospels' (2015) ***1/2

6/28/2015

NausicaƤ Of The Valley Of The Wind (1984) ****

What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015) ****1/2

What a fascinating, brilliant, incredibly talented, complex, genius soul. Every time I hear her music I get chills (and I've only heard a very small portion of her discography). She moves me. This documentary obviously just barely touches the surface of her life, but it's excellent regardless.