Category : Album review

The Source by Ayreon

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ by JOEY BADA$$

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Joey Bada$$ brashly confronts the ugliness of America on his socially responsive sophomore album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$. Kendrick Lamar’s delay in releasing new material was a blessing in disguise for the promising rapper as his new album received the attention it deserves on April 7th. It’s a change of pace from … Read More

The Far Field by Future Islands

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If you haven’t heard of Future Islands, before you listen to any of their albums, I recommend you watch the video of front man Samuel T. Herring’s dancing on The Letterman Show. You will not be disappointed. It is quite something. Following their breakthrough album for romantic synth-pop, Singles, Future … Read More

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty

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The master of sarcasm strikes again with his latest and most satirical album, Pure Comedy. This marks Josh Tillman’s third album as Father John Misty, which was complemented with a 25 minute short film and includes a 13 minute song. His politically charged energy and quiet anger is evident in … Read More

Love In The 4th Dimension by The Big Moon

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Having become NME’s 2017’s Ones To Watch and releasing single after sensational single, The Big Moon’s debut album Love In The 4th Dimension is finally here. And oh my god, it was worth the wait. Switching in and out of both new and old songs, the London girls’ new album … Read More