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Just play for the glory

Advantages: Hugely catchy, nice Scottish flavour without intimidating we southerners!
Disadvantages: Lyrics are a bit thrown-together

The songs put out by the exceedingly Scottish folk-rock band Runrig are not always the easiest of groups for a Sassenach such as me to get into. After all, some of them are quite strongly political - nothing wrong with that, of course - and the briefest l ...

davidbuttery 14.09.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Clash of the Ash - Runrig (Single)

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A little history in one of the great dark musical epics

Advantages: Chilling, atmospheric arrangement and performance; one of their best lyrics ever
Disadvantages: None

How many songs can you think of which namecheck Jesus Christ, Pontius Pilate, the Blitzkrieg, and the deaths of Tsar Nicholas, Grand Duchess Anastasia and the Kennedys? Iíll be surprised if thereís more than one. For several years, 'Sympathy For The Dev ...

JOHNV 24.09.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones (Single)

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Layla : A song of unrequited love

Advantages: Everything
Disadvantages: Nothing

...Back in 1970. Eric Clapton formed a short-lived band called Derek & The Dominoes. They released an album entitled Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs which, according to www.everyhit.com, didnít reach the UK top 40 album charts. However, the song Layl ...

CelticSoulSister 21.06.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Layla - Eric Clapton & Derek & The Dominos (Single)

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One of Kings of Leon's best tunes

Advantages: One of KOL's best
Disadvantages: None

For a band so associated with America, in particular the deep South, it may come as a surprise that 'Fans', one of their best and most-loved songs, is simply Kings of Leon's loving ode to their faithful English fans. There isn't much more inspiring for an ...

BRoyJenkins 08.10.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Fans - Kings of Leon (Single)

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Dark and Depressing Classic from the Stones

Advantages: One of The Rolling Stones most popular songs with haunting melodies and chilling vocals
Disadvantages: Dark and depressing feel that may put some off

Since their inception, The Rollings Stones have thrust themselves into the history books becoming a household name and perhaps the world's best known rock and roll band. 5 decades of inspiration and innovation from some of the best songwriters in history. ...

Ensnareddoom 31.08.2010 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones (Single)

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