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ALBUM REVIEW: The Flaming Lips – ‘American Head’: a trippy coming of age about coming of age

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Track: A.A. Williams – All I Asked For (Was To End It All) plus debut album news

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Album Review: John Grant – Love is Magic

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The Devil has all the best tunes, so William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army reckoned. So, he stole some of the best ones and had more appropriate words composed to go alongside them. At least, that’s what Google informed me, so hey, go speak to them if it isn’t true. Coming out of …

So here’s the scoop in case you didn’t know or didn’t really care, Midlake was/is a band from Denton, Texas that was fronted by a guy named Tim Smith. They created strange worlds on their albums that were part renaissance fair and part Ray Bradbury novel. A renaissance fair that took place in another dimension …

It took three years but I finally found the proper follow-up to Midlake’s The Trials of Van Occupanther in John Grant’s Queen of Denmark.  Man, I can’t believe I’d never listened to this album.  It’s filled with Midlake’s penchant for creating these wooded landscapes and D&D-lite atmosphere, but since it’s NOT their album the melancholy …