Newsflash: Autumnal reflections by Joshua Howlett!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Joshua Howlett - AutumnalTo succeed in Folk and Folk Rock is a tough business. A gazillion of unwashed wannabe folksters and their low quality six strings endlessly populate street corners and tube stations. And try to attract the eye of someone of power, for a few bucks put into greasy hats. Or nothing at all, come to think of it.

Folks like Ed Sheeran and other unlikely stories often seem to be this shiny beacon for the up and coming. To try and raffle some of the countless millions the music industry is able to disburse – apparently.

But that dream [...] Click to raid more!

2018 Top 10 Records

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It is high time concoct a follow-up to the immensely successful 2017 Top 10 list. Now, 2018 is over and we have this sinking feeling that RockmusicRaider should send something out before another 12 months or so of stellar music leaves our memory. Forever gone in the windy tunnels of time, lost in a music industry that became its own best enemy. But that will be for another editorial we are sure to write in 2019.

2018 was a difficult year. The RMR crew here was time-strapped, so – in all – we were unable to [...] Click to raid more!

Passenger – Runaway (2018) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Passenger - Runaway - Album CoverTo beat Passenger records with the allure of All The Little Lights or Whispers will be difficult, to say the least. Even if these two contained many sins that truly chipped away at their overall ratings. And indeed, this is the mighty rocky mountain that this particular artist currently tries to vanquish.

I have been less than amused with the 2016 record Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea. Even if this one contains pretty sturdy tracks like Anywhere with its funky beat. So, hey, you can’t get it right every time. Superman ain’t in it.[...] Click to raid more!