Latest Batch of Album Reviews (April 2022): IQ, Ocean Colour Scene, Paolo Conte, Seeed, Keith Jarrett

Since I don’t create single blog entries for my reviews anymore, let’s try a new format. Here we go:

First up is 2009’s Frequency by IQ – a canonized neo-prog band, and since this isn’t really my cup of tea, I feel bad reviewing it. I only have this since my brother-in-law was and is part of the German neoprog-revival of the early 1990s, and since I review everything in my collection, here we go.

Then there’s 1996’s Moseley Shoals by Ocean Colour Scene – probably the best ‚also-ran‘-album of the late britpop era. It grew on me!

I try to grapple with 2008’s Psiche by Paolo Conte, where he messes with sophisti-pop and chanson – not too great, but there’s a classic on here.

2012’s Seeed by Seeed is another unfortunate entry, my sister gave it to me and I hate it, this kind of empty dancehall with a pseduo-self-ironic wink. Sorry for the negativity, I usually don’t write about things I dislike, it’s an accident.

And finally 1994’s At the Dear Head Inn by Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Paul Motian, recorded in 1992, reunites Jarrett with Motian after almost 20 years and brings him back to the venue of his early days. It’s exactly what you would expect, pretty neat piano cool jazz.

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