Category : Album review

Single Review: Strip That Down by Liam Payne

6 days ago / 0 comments

It’s been a busy week for One Direction fans- and this is whilst the band are on hiatus. Liam Payne is the last member of 1D to release solo material, and the one whose new direction is perhaps the most surprising. He’s gone for r&b influenced pop, collaborating with the … Read More

Harry Styles by Harry Styles

6 days ago / 0 comments

After Zayn, it’s Harry’s turn. The highly anticipated solo debut, Harry Styles, has finally been released and it isn’t disappointing. Growing up with artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, I have always been surrounded by good music. But when I started my teenage years I fell … Read More

This Old Dog by Mac Demarco

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mac is back. But it’s definitely not bigger than ever. He has spent his time developing a real caricature of himself, letting his musical outputs slide. His lack of hygiene, dry humour, goofy style and give-a-fuck stoner attitude has allowed his already healthy adolescent following to grow. He’s done interviews … Read More

Joan Shelley by Joan Shelley

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

It’s rare to be lulled into a state of complete calmness after only the first sixteen seconds of an album, but Joan Shelley’s most recent self-titled release rose to the challenge. Close your eyes and you are effortlessly transported to a place of tranquillity free from word limits and exam … Read More

The Source by Ayreon

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Ayreon, the (mostly) science fiction rock opera project by Dutch musician Arjen Lucassen, returns with The Source. Ayreon has always been somewhat of a curiosity. Lucassen is notoriously shy, and seldom performs live, though he did organise a short run stage show of one of his albums in Rotterdam. Despite … Read More

Single Review: Love Anyone Else by SUGARHOUSE

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The squeak of the hinge as the case opens. The ka-thunk as the cassette locks into place. The whiny scratch as you rewind. These are the sounds of the cassette revival. Sad Club Records, an independent label specialising in the humble old cassette, presents the debut release from SUGARHOUSE. At … Read More

Single Review: Lust for Life by Lana Del Rey and The Weekend

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Starboy and Stargirl have released another amazing track. Lana Del Rey has featured in two of The Weeknd’s songs, ‘Prisoner’ and ‘Stargirl’, and now he has returned the favour in Lana’s new song ‘Lust for Life’. This is the title track and second single from her upcoming album. The song … Read More

All This I Do For Glory by Colin Stetson

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

Colin Stetson is really fucking good at the saxophone. He can do things with his saxophones that I can barely even comprehend, and listening to each of his albums has always been exciting if only to hear where he goes next. Stetson has never been interested in just blowing the … Read More

Pollinator by Blondie

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

When you’re as big as Blondie, releasing new music is a dizzyingly high-stakes affair. The comparisons to older work are inevitable, are as the accusations of selling-out, with people being unhappy whether you reinvent too drastically or stick too closely to the established formula. In such a high-pressure situation, it … Read More

DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar

1 month ago / 0 comments

Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly was hailed as a career affirming hip-hop masterpiece as well as a near flawless chronicle of the troubling racial climate of modern America. With DAMN. Kendrick avoids re-treading ground by sidestepping the new-age jazz of his last record, in favour of a further reinvention … Read More