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Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls

14 Oct 20154 stars

Epic double album from the heavy metal legends

Black Sabbath may have invented heavy metal but Iron Maiden personify the genre. Tirelessly committed to double guitars, massive solos, bombastic singalong choruses, fantasy lyrics and non-stop gigging. They might seem like part of the old guard but…

Kylie Minogue making Christmas album

13 Jul 2015

Music gossip

Kylie Minogue is recording a Christmas album. The 47-year-old star is believed to be halfway through making the LP, which will be her 13th studio album, set to be released on a one-album deal through Warner/Parlophone. A source revealed: "Kylie is…

Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed - Come And Get It

29 Apr 20103 stars

(Parlophone) A perfect facsimile of Motown soul – but unlike, say, Amy Winehouse, Reed refuses to innovate and sticks rigidly to the formula.

Lady Antebellum - Need You Now

29 Apr 20102 stars

(Parlophone) This trio is taking America by storm, with debut LP sales to compete with Beyoncé – but it’s the country equivalent of the Jonas Brothers; all polish and soullessness.

Pet Shop Boys - Yes

19 Mar 20094 stars

POP Everything that’s ace about the Pet Shop Boys is here. Sure, the electronic voyagers’ ingenious pop template has been updated by clarion chart messiahs Xenomania (Kylie, Girls Aloud), and embellished by Johnny Marr and Final Fantasy’s Owen…