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Down South - Tom Petty
Here's my review of Down South by Tom Petty, taken from his 2006 album Highway Companion. This is one of the stranger additions in Petty's catalogue; a chance to pay homage to the South of America in his twlight years. The vocal performance here is subdued which adds to the songs mood, and Mike Campbell's guitar work keeps the listener powering through to the end.
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3. Room in the City - Kassi Valazza07:15Here's my review of Room in the City by Kassi Valazza, taken from her 2023 album Kassi Valazza Knows Nothing. This is a truly great folk song with some wistful and insightful lyrics, and some lovely melancholy music. Hope you enjoyed this episode, please like and subscribe!
2. Blue Angel - Marillion07:34Here's my review of Blue Angel by Marillion, taken from their 1985 album Misplaced Childhood. This is a short song, which has some great lyrics and instrumentation, which help tell a compelling and fantastical story.Hope you enjoyed this episode, please like and subscribe!
1. Come Back Be Here (Taylor's Version) - Taylor Swift08:50Here's my review of Come Back Be Here (Taylor's Version) by Taylor Swift, taken from her 2021 album Red (Taylor's Version). This is one of my favourite Taylor Swift songs, with some insightful lyrics about the difficulties of being in a long distance relationship set to some great musical backing. PSA: Thanks to all my listeners for all supporting this podcast for the last ten series! I can't believe we've hit series 10. Here's to many more!Hope you enjoyed this episode, please like and subscribe!
Update - 04/11/2301:06A quick update on the podcast and what to look forward to in the coming weeks!Magnus West Media: https://open.spotify.com/show/1jSzowXBwLrVvB4U5dvhc6?si=6cc7b22045ed4bf0
6. The Release - Marillion05:43Here's my review of The Release by Marillion, taken from their 1989 album Seasons End. This is a very upbeat song musically, benefitting from some great keyboards and guitar while lead singer Steve Hogarth sings about the problems with modern life. Hope you enjoyed this episode, please like and subscribe!
5. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go - Bob Dylan08:10Here's my review of You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go by Bob Dylan, taken from his critically acclaimed 1975 album Blood on the Tracks. This is a song will the trademark Dylan styles; harmonica solo, acoustic guitars, and some of the best lyrics on the album which chart the narrator falling in and out of love. Also included is a review of Ryan Adam's 2022 cover of the song, and why in some ways I prefer it to the original. Hope you enjoyed this episode, please like and subscribe!
4. In Another Life - The Killers06:37Here's my review of In Another Life by The Killers, taken from their 2021 album Pressure Machine. This is a song all about the decisions that people make in their life and ultimately whether they will look back on them with happiness or regret. It's got some insightful lyrics and a great vocal performance from Brandon Flowers.Hope you enjoyed this episode, please like and subscribe!
Special: A Deeper Dive - We Can't Dance by Genesis08:24This is a special episode where I take a deeper dive into an unpopular album in a band's discography and decide whether it deserves the hate it gets from the fanbase. This episode I am looking at We Can't Dance by Genesis, their final studio album with Phil Collins on vocals. This is an album that gets huge amounts of flack for substandard songwriting, an over reliance on synths and well... I Can't Dance. However, does it deserve the hate? Listen in to find out.Hope you enjoyed this episode, please like and subscribe!