Crikey, it’s been a hell of a few weeks, workwise. Thankfully today things are starting to calm down a little. Florence and the Machine in Dublin was awesome (my review/news piece is either in this week’s NME on page 8. In the meantime, here’ s my straight news report of the show- http://www.nme.com/news/florence-and-the-machine/50928) KISS were amazing on Friday (the review’s in next week’s Hot Press), Decade of Aggression was fun (review will be published in a well known music mag next month. Will let you all know who it was for when it’s printed) and going two rounds with Metallica was hella good (again, a review will be published next month in the mystery magazine).
As well as all the work, I managed to fit in a viewing of Iron Man 2 and I was in Fanboy heaven. As well as being true to the character, it set up the Avengers really well and the soundtrack was ace too. Speaking of the soundtrack-here’s a reprint of the review I penned for the NME.
Iron Man 2 Soundtrack
Serving as both the score for Shell-Head’s second silver screen outing and AC/DC’s first ever “Greatest Hits,” the Iron Man 2 soundtrack is a 15song rock ‘n’ roll education. Granted, every track is about booze, balls and ladies with large breasts, but why change something that clearly works (are you reading this MGMT?) Plus, by re-releasing the likes of ‘Let There be Rock’ and ‘Shoot to Thrill’ wrapped up in a kiddie friendly super-hero cover, the ‘DC look set to warp a whole new generation of young minds. Think of it as a sonic fuck you to Justin Bieber. Edwin McFee