Category : Album review

GoGo Penguin hit shoot for the moon with new album A Humdrum Star

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With each new release, the music of GoGo Penguin seems to climb to new heights in both scope and execution. Following their recent UK tour in which the Manchester-based trio played their own take on Philip Glass’s score of the cult classic time-lapse film, Koyaanisqatsi, A Humdrum Star is just … Read More

Khruangbin evolve with kaleidoscopic new album Con Todo El Mundo

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A friend of mine once mistakenly described Khruangbin’s sound as “nothing short of glorified elevator music”. Since then, two things have happened: the three-piece from Texas have released their second album, Con Todo El Mundo, and me and my (ex)friend are no longer speaking. Khruangbin create so much room with … Read More

Frank Ocean Serenades Us with Valentines Cover of ‘Moon River’

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If you’re looking to shed a tear and wallow in the post-misery of Valentine’s Day, then Frank Ocean has the perfect gift for you. Dropping a cover of the iconic ‘Moon River’ on his Blonded YouTube last week, the first new release since last summer, Ocean transports you to a … Read More

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 Having rescinded from the stage in favour of an extended and, no doubt intense, period inside his laboratory, one can imagine him pulling his hair out over the musings which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