Category : Album review

Franz Ferdinand Try and Recapture The Magic With “Always Ascending”

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In its good moments, Always Ascending is funky, well-polished, and engaging. However, on their fifth effort, Franz Ferdinand cannot escape sounding like a hollowed-out version of the band they used to be. The title track starts the album well – slick, hypnotic and unquestionably groovy. However, as soon as it … Read More

Nils Frahm Returns from “Unendurable Hiatus” with New Album ‘All Melody’

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Nils Frahm has finally returned from his unendurable hiatus with a new album, All Melody. Having rescinded from the stage in favour of an extended and, no doubt intense, period inside his laboratory, one can imagine him pulling his hair out over the musings which have unfurled in his latest … Read More

Wild Beasts Wave Goodbye with ‘Last Night All My Dreams Came True’

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Wild Beasts are coming to an end, and I’m going to miss them terribly. Announcing their split in September last year, they’ve most kindly given us some parting treats: a final album and a bunch of live shows this February. Last Night All My Dreams Came True, recorded over two … Read More

‘The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying’ by Dead! is rock and roll at its finest.

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After watching the Isle Of Wight scene collapse around them, Dead! was borne out of four guys’ need to bring punk back to their community, and they haven’t slowed down since. ‘The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying’ is their first ever full-length release, and it’s packed full of the … Read More

Porches ‘The House’: beautiful, vulnerable, striking.

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Immediately after the completion of his critically-acclaimed 2016 album Pool, Aaron Maine, aka Porches, got to work on The House, his new full-length release. Indeed, a sense of continuity is clear, with the minimalism and airy synths that underpin his previous works sustained throughout his follow-up. However, the sequel is … Read More

Of Mice and Men’s ‘Defy’ will make you “punch your fist in defiance”.

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Over the course of a career that has thus far spanned almost 10 years, Of Mice and Men have undergone a number of line-up changes, with the roles of band-members constantly shifting; the most recent of these saw Aaron Pauley taking full control of vocal duties. Such changes could easily … Read More

Fall Out Boy’s ‘MANIA’ is an “Anthem for a New Generation”

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The long awaited MANIA finally dropped after 9 months since it’s first track was revealed, and after being mostly scrapped just a month before the original release date back in September. While some may pine for what could have been, the final result is not disappointing in the least. Fall … Read More

Laura Marling Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan with ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’

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Laura Marling has released a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’. She has previously covered ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ with Eddie Berman for his album. Bob Dylan is clearly an influence for Marling. You can hear his easy-going folk style in her original songs and, as one … Read More

Beat Up by Late Night Legacy

2 months ago / 0 comments

2017 is finally over (almost). As we limp towards the new year, saddled with exam revision and any straggling unsubmitted essays, it might be hard to face the new year with anything but the weary resignation that we’ve had in our back pockets for the last twelve months. However, if … Read More

Utopia by Björk

3 months ago / 0 comments

Björk sits boldly on the cover of Utopia, an empress of the blissful world she creates within it. Her ninth album is a brave attempt to express the perfection of being in love, and through it her emotions pour out unrestrained. The result is one of serene beauty: Björk’s powerful … Read More