Category : Album review

Synthesis by Evanescence

3 days ago / 0 comments

With Christmas lights being switched on across the country, ’tis apparently the season to re-release some old material (and be jolly of course). Over the last month or so, we have seen a number of high-profile bands reissuing old material in some shape or form; examples include R.E.M.’s critically acclaimed … Read More

‘Red Before Black’ by Cannibal Corpse

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Having formed almost 30 years ago, Cannibal Corpse have cemented their position in the bedrock of death metal. The somewhat morbidly named band are one of the most well-established on the death metal circuit, with the recently released Red Before Black being their 14th album, and over the course of … Read More

‘Low In Highschool’ by Morrissey

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I first discovered Morrissey and The Smiths at fourteen through a ridiculous quiff I had decided to sprout. A boy in the year above me asked me to recite some lines from ‘There is a Light That Never Goes Out’ which he said was quite funny. I went home that … Read More

‘Reputation’ by Taylor Swift

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Reputation, Taylor Swift’s 6th studio album, opens with the blaring bass notes of ‘…Ready For It?’. They sound like they’d be more at home on 2013’s Yeezus, but it makes sense that Swift would dip into the hip-hop playbook. A quick glance at the Billboard Hot 100 is enough to … Read More

Single Review: Need You The Most by Heir

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

It’s safe to say Heir are fast becoming the masters of creating infectious, glossy pop particularly within the Leeds music scene. Having supported Olly Murs over summer and winning the Futuresound Ones To Watch competition earlier this year leading to the 5-piece band playing at both Reading and Leeds Festivals, … Read More

‘The Saga Continues’ by Wu-Tang Clan

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

There was once a time when Wu-Tang Clan ruled, hailed by many as one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time. Now, 25 years after their debut, Enter The Wu-Tang, their legacy is still being crafted. However, you can’t help but feel that The Saga Continues is an … Read More

‘The Ooz’ by King Krule

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

After a four year wait since King Krule’s first album, he finally blesses us with his follow up with the eclectic The OOZ. Combining elements of jazz and more contemporary production techniques, King Krule channels a plethora of influences, from jazz legends to James Blake. Long-time fans of King Krule … Read More

Single Review: Loving Is Easy by Rex Orange County

1 month ago / 0 comments

Rex Orange County, aka Alex O’Connor, has well and truly laid down the law of how to make sweet easy to listen to tunes. Already two albums down and having featured on Tyler the Creator’s new album Flower Boy, O’Connor’s presence is undeniable. As sweet soulful lilts serenade us throughout … Read More

Single Review: Here We Are Again by Ella Grace

1 month ago / 0 comments

After the success of her two previous singles, Ella has returned with ‘Here We Are Again’, a bittersweet and more solemn ode to the ache of lost love. Beginning and ending with the sound of birds immediately transports the listener to a patch of nature much like that featured in … Read More

‘Pinewood Smile’ by The Darkness

1 month ago / 0 comments

The Darkness, a well-known English band originating from Suffolk, have landed their way back onto the music scene with the release of their new album Pinewood Smile. The band are best known for their hit songs such as ‘I believe in a thing called love’ and ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let … Read More