Mighty Oaks – Howl (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Mighty Oaks - Howl - Album Cover Sometimes the process of reckoning and reasoning @ RockmusicRaider is unfathomable. No rhyme nor reason seems to be apparent when it comes to record selection for the ever-important review list. The one that decides – sometimes on a whim – who’s gonna get on the blog. 

Then we sometimes enigmatically decide to cover older records first, before the new ones get a chance. Or we go for very old ones to boot; a Scorpions review just saw the light of day lately for instance. Because stubborn RMR does not listen to pop lore pundits, telling us to only cover same-year [...] Click to raid more!

Passenger – Whispers (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Passenger - Whispers - Album CoverAfter all that harder Metal stuff I reviewed lately, it is time to get to something a little softer and more reflective.

What better choice would there be than Passenger with their 2014 release and 6th studio album Whispers. Or more, Mike Rosenberg with his latest and best, made with some studio musicians.

Similar in style (or kind of, at least) than its predecessor All the Little Lights, this record offers a much improved variation. And – I daresay – a thoughtfulness that was not there before. But of course and as usual, the melodies are of lesser [...] Click to raid more!

Passenger – All the Little Lights (2012) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Passenger - All the Little Lights - Album Cover It was one of these ‘interesting, tell me more’ experiences that got me looking into the British gig Passenger. Since the official breakup of the band in 2009, Mike Rosenberg basically manages the outfit, together with a few studio musicians.

Little chipmunk voice seemingly coming from the Master of Nerds, letting off steam over everyday issues. Sometimes of the trivial kind, sometimes with a little more substance, but not really getting up to speed with his music. Right?

Not so fast! 

Passenger‘s fourth 2012 studio album All The Little Lights is laid back. Quiet Folk Rock or simply Folk,
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