Country Queen Tami Neilson at Her Imperious Best

“She’s laden with every music award her adopted homeland New Zealand can muster, but the queen of Kiwi country [Canada-born Tami Neilson] deserves a wider audience,” The Observer’s Neil Spencer writes in a review of Kingmaker. “This fifth album may help locate it, boasting a duet with Willie Nelson on Beyond the Stars, a waltz full of tumbling guitars and sweeping strings with Neilson soaring effortlessly above.”

“Strong-voiced 50s divas such as Patsy Cline – of whom Willie is reminded – remain a central strand of Neilson’s work and she handles a potentially saccharine number with brio, its accompanying video exhibiting Neilson’s impressive way with gothic frockery,” Spencer writes.

Original article by Neil Spencer, The Observer, June 25, 2022.

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Pirate Comedy Deserves Another Season

Pirate Comedy Deserves Another Season

Cancelled after two season, Taika Waititi’s “silly comedy” Our Flag Means Death “deserves one more voyage”, according to Radio Times critic George White. “ was meant to be sacred…