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Last January I wrote to you claiming that rock indeed was headed towards the terminal ward. Ten months later I think I have seen the light. What a great music year. Who thought I would get to see Kate Bush? And she was beyond expectations.
The best new band I have some across since Rival Sons: Blues Pills, of course. If in 2015 they can up the quality of their songs (to Rival Sons level) they could be enormous. Album and gig of the year: the stunning Marc Ford – where was that in the list of albums of the year (can’t believe you missed the Foo Fighters’ album as well).
Other highlights: Electric Mary and The Brew at Hard Rock Hell. Prince and Jack White live... What a year.
One big moan: loved Rival Sons from day one at High Voltage, where they played twice in a day. As a recorded band they are perfect, and are absolutely the choice for album of the year, but live they try really hard to spoil every song with extended workouts and guitar noise. Guys: you write great songs and have everything. Don’t spoil it, get to the point! Oh, and a smile helps. Watching them live makes me remember why I love The Darkness – great music with a big fat smile (Queen and AC/DC are pretty good at it as well). On to 2015. Can’t wait. Now that’s a turn around!
Jonathan Jordan, via email
Glad to hear you've had your faith in rock restored, Jonathan. And we think 2015 is going to be even better. Just you watch this space.