POP: ALBUM REVIEWS
Saturday 24 April 1999
Buckcherry - `Buckcherry' (DreamWorks) Hedonistic raunchy rock hasn't had a standard bearer since Guns N' Roses faded, but this LA quintet look set to fill the role. Part AC/DC and the Black Crowes, part Iggy and the Sex Pistols, they're loud and proud to be degenerate in the old skool way. HHH
Robert Cray Band `Take Your Shoes Off' (Rykodisc) A new label and a new turn of style for bluesman Cray as he takes up the baton to bring southern soul into the late 1990s. Cray's beautiful voice - a Green/Cooke/Redding hybrid - fits the role and though it does tend to be a little slow at times, this 11th album is a resounding success. HHH
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 3 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 4 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 5 UK weather: 'Coldest night of the year' tonight as freezing temperatures plummet to -10C
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk