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!

Mighty Oaks – Howl (2014) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Mighty Oaks - Howl - Album CoverSometimes 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 [...] Click to raid more!