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The Chills Silver Bullets
It has been 20 years since the last full length album came out from the chills (although from time to time we have been treated with special releases from their archive), the album carries that signature Chills feel that harkens back to the days of Submarine Bells and Softbomb. This album has an energetic enthusiasm about it especially with the title track (and one of my personal favourites) Silver Bullets which is just sung beautifully, the very prophetic track Underwater Wasteland talking about how we as humanity take and take and not thinking about the consequences/ effects to nature around us, another two great tracks I must recommend are America Says Hello and Molten Gold. Overall this album has a nice polished simply beautiful golden sound and I surely hope it is not another 20 years before another full length album comes from The Chills
The Beatles 1+
The Beatles 1+ delivers somthing new, my first thought when I heard about this release was oh a money making ploy. For the first time ever the music videos of The Beatles 27 No1 hit singles come together in this specially packaged cd/dvd combo. Each video has been repaired, restored and remastered in high definition using the original source material, overall the sound and visuals are as crisp as a freshly picked apple. In 1967 the only way to see a Beatles music video was to have the television on at the right time, in this day and age we have youtube,Vimeo and Dailymotion to name a few but before these we had VHS which then morphed into DVDs which was proceeded by BLU Ray. This release has enough content to keep watching for 8 days I mean 7 days a week and with the limited edition release with 23 extra videos/alternate videos with commentary with Ringo and Paul it will sure feel like 8 days

Ally Cook Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel This may be Ally’s sophomore album but this is the first time we have heard her solo work and right from the starting track we absolutely loved it.This album has a nice country folk feel to it with some catchy lyrics to boot Stand out tracks for me would be Home, Western Line along with a track co written with Alan Janson (co writer of OMC’s How Bizarre) entitled Midnight Cowboys (this track has a nice similar tempo to how Bizarre)

The Corrs White Light
Just when we thought that Andrea and Sharon releasing solo projects must have meant borrowed Heaven was the last hurrah of the family band dynamic The Corrs first surprise us by playing a concert for bbc radio in hyde park then announcing their first group album in 10 years. The group channels their emotions (almost seems like this album was a cathartic experience for the band) nicely into the songs which can be heard in the first single Bring On The Night which happens to be one of my picks for this album along with the song Ellis Island that also has a nice irish feel to it. The sound of this album is up-to-date and contemporary combining traditional irish folk music with modern pop rock, but not overproduced or overly trendy,with amazing vocal and melodic harmonies and is still recognizably the Corrs. It is great to have the amazing harmonies of The Corrs back on the Radio what can I do but recomend this album.
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