Reviews Archive

2 Aug 2020

Flaming Pie, Paul McCartney

During the 1980s and early 1990s, Paul McCartney was lost in mediocrity. Commercial and critical failures occurred with almost every release, from the limp Pipes of Peace to the uninspired Off the Ground. The only critical success
19 Jul 2020

A Second Listen: The Queen is Dead, The Smiths

There are those who think the Smiths saved rock ‘n’ roll, those who put them up on pedestals as one of the greatest bands of the 1980s and those who worship at the altar of Morrissey and
12 Jul 2020

‘Making Movies,’ Dire Straits

Making Movies is Dire Straits’ third album and features one of the most boring LP covers of the decade (see right). For the group, the third time seemed to be a charm. Their first album, 1978’s self-titled