Category : Album review

Connan Mockasin’s ‘Jassbusters’ Is Strangely Beautiful

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Mockasin’s album is borne out of a lo-fi short film created by the man himself, which is in short about a failing student trying to impress his creepy music teacher. Jassbusters is the teacher’s band, intended to sound novice, but instead comes to us as a mellow, lamenting project, glimmering … Read More

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Stun With ‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack

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Hollywood demonstrates again that anything is possible on the big screen. A Star Is Born has successfully embraced the challenge of developing a singer from an actor and vice versa, bringing together the astonishing duo of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. This romantic drama requires a powerful soundtrack, which has … Read More

Parcels Release Self Titled Debut

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A compelling and energetic live act, Australian indie-funk band Parcels have made their name on danceable disco hits that prioritise fun. On their self-titled debut, however, the band offer up an inconsistent collection of tracks that only hint at their potential. Despite being largely well produced, the energy from the … Read More

Kurt Vile is Back With New Album, Bottle It In

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‘One Trick Ponies‘, one of the singles prefacing Kurt Vile’s new album, serves as both a bit of preemptive self-critique and a statement of intent. “I’ve always had a soft spot for repetition” croons Vile in the song’s chorus. And, yes, we know the drill: countryfied Yacht-rock with daydreamy, rambling … Read More

Ghostface Killah Releases New Album, The Lost Tapes

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The Lost Tapes is the latest offering of classic 90’s New York-styled hip-hop from arguably the best member of the Wu-Tang Clan. It’s fantastic. A collaboration with a producer named Big Ghost, Lost Tapes sounds less like an artist trying something new, and more like an old legend going for … Read More

You Me At Six Tries to Impress With New Album, VI

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You Me At Six’s sixth album, VI, is a pretty good record, but not as good as the old ones. That about sums it up. The band is continuing their shift away from pop-punk in favour of a cooler, but more generic, indie rock. This is best emphasised on the … Read More

KT Tunstall Releases New Album, WAX

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I’ve been used to thinking of KT Tunstall’s voice as something instantly recognisable, largely due to how familiar it’s become to hear the Scottish singer-songwriter on radio. With a slight sense of reference to those earlier greats of ‘Suddenly I See’ and ‘Black Horse and the Cherry Tree’, listening to … Read More

Petite Noir Releases The Incredible La Maison Noir

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Bursting through the banks of creative expression, Petite Noir’s new release, La Maison Noir, encompasses an energetic flourishing of new sounds and ideas. Lying at the heart of The South African artist’s work is the philosophy of Noirwave, a borderless vision which seeks a new future for contemporary African culture. … Read More

Twenty One Pilots Reach New Depths with New Album, Trench

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Trench is an apt name for an album that has seemingly endless depth; it covers as many genres as it is possible to cover in 14 tracks. Trench is vast; acting not as one album, but two. The first, a brilliantly chaotic and compelling concept album. Regular lyric-drops of jumpsuits … Read More

Phosphorescent Returns with New Album, C’est La Vie

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An elaborate musical portrait is brought to life by the American songwriter Phosphorescent in his latest album, C’est La Vie. In this new LP, he maintains his classic structure, whilst changes in intensity and rhythm bring vitality to this musical narrative; opening and closing with instrumental songs, the artist invites … Read More