Ansvarig utgivare
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Micheles Kindh
dr.indie@blaskan.nu

Heavy Metal

Saxon — Call to Arms @@@

Saxon.Nya albumet med Saxon är inte sådär helgjuten som deras tidigare skivor varit som jag recenserat här på Blaskan under webbtidningens år. Jag blir ändå glad över att de fortfarande kan kännas relevanta trots de trettiofem åren som bandet levererat kvalitetshårdrock som knappast har tvivlet eller förmågan att göra dåliga skivor. Dr. Rock brukar tycka att delar av Saxons material kan vara bra men det handlar om att Biff Byfords sångröst inte passar in på Dr. Rocks egen smak. Men jag har inga problem med Saxon som band eller med Biff Byfords sång. Där är det mera att allting passar in på bandets hela etik och den känsla som det ofta anför när de spelar sina låtar. Plattan verkar vara välproducerad men saknar de där rejäla låtarna som gör plattan att den känns exceptionell och dynamisk. Visst är det bra låtar men inte bra nog för att bli en större upplevelse vid genomlyssningen hemma hos mig. Nu blev det mera en skiva som är okej platta med Saxon fastän inte större än vad jag ville ha än dessa ordinära standargreppen och tricken än det jag hört förut.

Böcker

C-J Charpentier — Mullah Omars flykt: orsaker att resa (2011-06-19)

José Saramago — Små minnen (2011-04-19)

Mattias Gardell — Islamofobi (2011-03-15)

Mario Vargas Llosa: Nobelpristagare i litteratur (2011-02-17)

Torsten Ekbom — En trädgård av ljud: En bok om John Cage och The Cage Age (2011-02-17)

Musik

Garizim — Fri (2011-07-07)

Friends of Mr. Burns — Release the Hounds (2011-07-07)

Kristina Bennet Westre — Bellman är död, Länge leve Bellman (2011-07-07)

Sator — Under the Radar (2011-07-07)

Beyoncé — 4 & Jill Scott — The Light of the Sun (2011-07-07)

The Cars — Move like This (2011-07-07)

Timbuktu — Sagolandet (2011-07-07)

Black Lips — Arabia Mountain (2011-07-06)

Morbid Angel — Illud Divinum Insanus; Sepultura — Kairos & Autopsy — Macabre Eternal (2011-07-06)

Devin Townsend Project — Deconstruction/Ghost (2011-07-06)

Battles — Gloss Drop & Sons & Daughters — Mirror Mirror (2011-07-06)

Jon Allen — Sweet Defeat (2011-07-06)

Korta metalrecensioner CI (2011-07-06)

Saxon — Call to Arms (2011-06-19)

Swamp Dogg — It’s All Good: A Singles Collection 1963–1989 (2011-06-19)

The Vaccines — What Did You Expect from The Vaccines? (2011-06-19)

Whitesnake — Forevermore (Dr. Indie) (2011-06-19)

Whitesnake — Forevermore (Dr. Rock) (2011-06-19)

Anvil — Juggernaut of Justice (2011-06-19)

Nicke Borg — Homeland: Chapter 2 (2011-06-19)

Maria Rylander — Facing South (2011-06-19)

My Morning Jacket — Circuital (2011-06-19)

Pascal/Mattias Alkberg — Allt det här & Tysta Mari — Blå nätter/Svarta dagar (2011-06-15)

J Mascis — Several Shades of Why (2011-06-15)

Junior Boys — It’s All True (2011-06-15)

Karl Fredrik — Ingenstans man (2011-06-15)

Kate Bush — Director’s Cut (2011-06-15)

Lady Gaga — Born This Way (2011-06-15)

Bon Iver — Bon Iver (2011-06-15)

Death Cab for Cutie — Codes and Keys (2011-06-15)

Vomitory — Opus Mortis VIII (2011-06-15)

Booker T. Jones — The Road from Memphis (2011-06-15)

Vilde — Trollstigen (2011-06-15)

The Wombats — Proudly Present: This Modern Glitch (2011-05-21)

Bootsy Collins — Tha Funk Capital of the World (2011-05-21)

Pentagram — Last Rites & Primordial — Remdemption at the Puritan’s Hand (2011-05-21)

The Poodles — Performocracy; Vains of Jenna — Reverse Tripped & Lake of Tears — Illwill (2011-05-21)

Moby — Destroyed (2011-05-21)

Quit Your Dayjob — World Domination (2011-05-21)

Stevie Nicks — In Your Dreams (2011-05-14)

Gang Gang Dance — Eye Contact (2011-05-14)

Okkervil River — I’m Very Far (2011-05-14)

Holy Ghost! — Holy Ghost! (2011-05-13)

Peter Bjorn and John — Gimme Some (2011-05-13)

Musikkommentarer CI (2011-05-13)

Jon Savage Presents Black Hole: Californian Punk 1977–1980 (2011-05-13)

Hazelius Hedin — Om du ville människa heta (2011-05-13)

Fleet Foxes — Helplessness Blues & Bill Callahan — Apocalypse (2011-05-13)

Adam Tensta — Scared of the Dark; Looptroop Rockers — Professional Dreamers & Beastie Boys — Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (2011-05-13)

Crystal Stilts — In Love with Oblivion (2011-05-13)

Explosions in the Sky — Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (2011-05-13)

Uriah Heep — Into the Wild (2011-04-29)

The Kills — Blood Pressures (2011-04-29)

The Mountain Goats — All Eternals Deck (2011-04-29)

The Strokes — Angles (2011-04-29)

Timber Timbre — Creep On Creppin’ On (2011-04-29)

Thomas Di Leva — Hjärtat vinner alltid (2011-04-29)

Summer Heart — Please Stay EP (2011-04-29)

Robbie Robertson — How to Become Clairvoyant (2011-04-29)

Simone Moreno — Planetas (2011-04-29)

Shy — 4 Clubs & Hearts (2011-04-29)

Roger Miret & The Disasters — Gotta Get Up Now & Agnostic Front — My Life My Way (2011-04-28)

New York Dolls — Dancing Backward in High Heels (2011-04-28)

Paul Simon — So Beautiful or So What (2011-04-28)

Alison Krauss & Union Station — Paper Airplane (2011-04-28)

Eve and the Last Waltz — Turpentine (2011-04-28)

Wiz Khalifa — Rolling Papers; Snoop Dogg — Doggumentary & Kanye West — My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2011-04-28)

TV on the Radio — Nine Types of Light & Vivian Girls — Share the Joy (2011-04-28)

Faust — Dirty Something (2011-04-28)

Joe Bonamassa — Dust Bowl (2011-04-19)

Kajsa Grytt — En kvinna under påverkan (2011-04-19)

Duff McKagan’s Loaded — The Taking & Michael Monroe — Sensory Overdrive (2011-04-19)

Anna Järvinen — Anna själv tredje (2011-04-19)

Foo Fighters — Wasting Light (2011-04-19)

Glasvegas — Euphoric/Heartbreak (2011-04-19)

Frankie & The Heartstring — Hunger (2011-04-19)

Alex Carole & The Crush — Vol. 1 & Hills — Master Sleeps (2011-04-07)

Bob Hund — Det överexponerade gömstället (2011-04-07)

Britney Spears — Femme Fatale (2011-04-07)

Cass McCombs — Wit’s End (2011-04-07)

Elbow — Build a Rocket Boys! (2011-04-07)

Manowar — Battle Hymns MMXI (2011-03-15)

Lustans Lakejer — Elixir (2011-03-15)

Docenterna — Medan vi spelar pop (2011-03-15)

R.E.M. — Collapse into Now (2011-03-15)

Korta musikrecensioner CI (2011-03-15)

Buffalo Tom — Skins (2011-03-15)

Drive-By Truckers — Go-Go Boots; Lucinda Williams — Blessed & Buddy Miller — The Majestic Silver String (2011-03-15)

The Skull Defekts — Peer Amid; Tape — Revelationes; Mogwai — Hardcore Will Never Die but You Will; Syket — With Love & Toro Y Moi — Underneath the Pine (2011-03-15)

Gruff Rhys — Hotel Shampoo (2011-03-15)

Yngwie Malmsteen — Relentless (2011-03-07)

Scheepers — Scheepers (2011-03-07)

Charles Bradley — No Time for Dreaming (2011-02-28)

Andreas Mattsson — Kick Death’s Ass (2011-02-28)

Gang of Four — Content (2011-02-28)

Josh T. Pearson — Last of the Country Gentlemen (2011-02-28)

Radiohead — The King of Limbs (2011-02-28)

The Vaselines — Sex with an X (2011-02-28)

The Man — Lake, Ocean or Sea (2011-02-28)

Cut Copy — Zonoscope (2011-02-19)

Gregg Allman — Low Country Blues (2011-02-19)

Joan as Police Woman — The Deep Field (2011-02-19)

PJ Harvey — Let England Shake (2011-02-19)

The Streets — Computers and Blues (2011-02-19)

Roxette — Charm School (2011-02-19)

Bardo Pond — Bardo Pond (2011-02-17)

British Sea Power — Zeus & Valhalla Dancehall & White Lies — Ritual (2011-02-17)

Carl Barât — Carl Barât & Jenny and Johnny — I’m Having Fun Now (2011-02-17)

Hercules & Love Affair — Blue Songs (2011-02-17)

Iron & Wine — Kiss Each Other Clean (2011-02-17)

Keep Company — Keep Company (2011-02-17)

Klaxons — Surfing the Void (2011-02-17)

Lars Eriksson — Rust and Golden Dust & Apolonia — Lockar och skägg (2011-02-17)

Marianne Faithfull — Horses and High Heels (2011-02-17)

Miklos — Oas (2011-02-17)

Mirror of Deception — A Smouldering Fire & Seventh Void — Heaven Is Gone (2011-02-17)

Mona Nylin — Presence (2011-02-17)

Orange Juice — Coals to Newcastle (2011-02-17)

Salem — King Knight (2011-02-17)

Smith Westerns — Dye It Blonde (2011-02-17)

Social Distortion — Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes (2011-02-17)

Steve Lukather — All’s Well That Ends Well (2011-02-17)

The Decemberists — The King Is Dead (2011-02-17)

Ulla Svensson — A Royal Swedish Goth Wedding (2011-02-17)

Wanda Jackson — The Party Ain’t Over (2011-02-17)