Review : Ian Brown - The World Is Yours
MusicomhWhen The Stone Roses split, the general consensus was that it would be John Squire who'd be the most successful solo act. He co-wrote the songs, played guitar like a genius and even designed the sleeves. That monkey bloke who sang off-tune half the time? Nah, he'll never amount to much......full text
BBCNever one to pull his punches, Ian Brown’s fifth solo album manages to combine a vitriolic state of the world address with a string-laden, Manchester-infused Bond theme backing. The World Is Yours places electronic bleeps against a bed of sometimes raucous guitar and sweeping orchestral sounds, all topped off by Brown’s shimmery, languorous vocals....full text
UncutA decade into his post-Roses career, Ian Brown has recruited a heavyweight coalition of the willing for his fifth studio album. Sinead O’Connor, fellow Manc legends Andy Rourke and Paul Ryder, plus ex-Pistols Steve Cook and Paul Jones all make guest appearances. Manchester’s answer to Bob Marley even invited Paul McCartney to join his rock-god love-in, but it seems the former Beatle declined. Doh! Some people....full text
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