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Def Leppard – ‘Diamond Star Halos’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Anton Corbijn As part of the new wave of young heavy metal bands at the start of the ’80s, Sheffield, England’s Def Leppard (whose oldest members at the time were no older than twenty), managed two successful albums mostly through word-of-mouth and touring before releasing Pyromania in 1983, which became not just a massive chart… Read more

Ghost – ‘Impera’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Mikael Eriksson You have to hand it to the Swedes. They have a preternatural ability to craft pop songs, in English, across any genre you could name. This phenomenon began, of course, with Abba who was able to take the disco they heard coming out of the States and turn it into something… Read more

Bon Jovi – ‘2020’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage “Livin’ On A Prayer” was its own global mantra throughout 2020, its lyrics still bitingly relevant as income disparity grows and essential workers find themselves in the shoes of Tommy and Gina, showing up for work while dreaming of something different. Jon Bon Jovi’s actual idea of 2020, however, is a… Read more