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Musoscribe’s Best of 2022: New Releases

2022 has been another great year for new music. Even with everything else going on, I’ve reviewed nearly 120 new albums this year on Musoscribe. And in compiling my annual […]

Hundred-word Reviews: January 2021 #2

Here’s five more brief reviews; this time we’ve got progressive rock, powerpop, indie chamber pop, goth rock and one album that’s simply beyond easy classification. What they all have in […]

Album Review: Françoise Hardy Reissue Series (Part 3)

Continued from Part Two… L’Amitié (yet again aka Françoise Hardy) By all accounts, the half-originals/half-covers approach was working well for Françoise Hardy. So was the idea of having twelve – […]

Album Review: Françoise Hardy Reissue Series (Part 2)

Continued from Part One… Le Premier Bonheur du Jour (aka Françoise Hardy) A critical and commercial success at home (and modestly so beyond France’s borders), Françoise Hardy‘s debut led quickly […]

Album Review: Françoise Hardy Reissue Series (Part 1)

Looking back on the 1960s, it’s easy to understand why certain countries didn’t get whipped up in the era’s rock and pop revolution quite to the extent that we did […]