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Album: Hang The Bastard – 2009-2012

February 15th, 2013

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Hang The Bastard
2009-2012
Holy Roar
26 November 2012

by David Keevill

Hang the Bastard’s collection 2009-2012 may not be a eulogy (as they stress so empathically on their label’s website) to former frontman and co-founder Chris Barling, but it does serve to draw a line under the first chapter of HTB’s career. The release of this 32-track collection isn’t so much a fitting summation of what they’ve achieved so far (there’s no cherry picking here), rather a ‘throw everything at the wall and see what sticks’ approach, which makes the whole affair appear like they’re desperate to distance themselves from the band they were in a former life.
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Album: Skunk Anansie – Smashes and Trashes

November 11th, 2009

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Skunk Anansie
Smashes and Trashes: The Greatest Hits
One Little Indian
02 November 2009

by Jon Kerr

John Major’s Britain was embarrassing: I mean no-one gets inspired by the kid who wet himself at school, do they? In searching for a new identity, the county went indie-mad and started flying the Union Jack to a soundtrack of Oasis, Radiohead, Manic Street Preachers and Travis. It was the era of ‘Britpop’ and his less aspirational brother ‘Britrock’.

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Album: Black Sabbath – The Best Of Black Sabbath

June 16th, 2009

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Black Sabbath
The Best Of Black Sabbath
UMTV
15 June 2009

by Chris Cope

Aren’t there already enough darn compilations and re-issues out there milking the Black Sabbath franchise dry? With Heaven and Hell zimmerframing around the globe, lawsuits making the news and a plethora of re-issues and compilations to finger in record shops, today the gospel of Sabbath is as prevalent as it has been in a long while.

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