Simply Red: “Time” (Review & Stream)

Mick Hucknall now looks a bit like Zucchero – and his voice is getting more and more scratched. That was already indicated in the previous work. But here’s the good news: After the funk workouts of “Blue Eyed Soul”, the man from Manchester has found his way back to the melodies.

What sounded like tedious work in 2019 is now fun, straight out of the box

“It’s so good to be together,” he trills on “Better With You,” fulfilling all the requirements for a radio hit. His best moment since “Fairground” (1995) – and even better ones follow. What sounded like tedious work in 2019 is now fun straight out of the box: the true blue eyed soul of “Let Your Hair Down” and “Just Like You,” only for real with Nile Rodgers guitar. And every now and then a Philly cherry comes on top.


Lola Young :: “My Mind Wanders And Sometimes Leaves Completely” – Casual in London

This could be the birth of a new superstar.

Crucchi Gang :: “Fellini”

Italianized versions of German indie pop songs

Calexico :: “Feast Of Wire”

Anniversary edition of the versatile masterpiece


Sam Smith, Kim Petras and the Devil – This is how Satanists respond

Conservatives vs. Satanist Church Magisters: There really is so much diabolical behind Sam Smith and Kim Petras.

“Ennio Morricone – The Maestro”: A cinematic tribute to the composer

The documentary pays tribute to the life and work of the Italian composer, who wrote over 500 film scores.

Dating the ‘Hottest Guy Ever’: That’s been the year for Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish opens up about her relationship with The Neighborhood frontman Jesse Rutherford and album plans with her brother Finneas O’Connell in a Vanity Fair interview. The intimate conversation format has now become a tradition.