Category : Album review

Gang Signs & Prayer by Stormzy

2 years ago / 0 comments

This is the one album I have been baiting my breath for. With Stormzy vanishing without a trace from social media after being so interactive with his fans, I had no idea what to expect. Then out of the silence burst ominous billboards appearing around London, an advert during the … Read More

American Teen by Khalid

2 years ago / 0 comments

With his debut album American Teen, Khalid establishes himself as a new voice for the disaffected youth, as well as proving himself to be a breakthrough artist with roofless potential and refreshing originality. The syrupy earworm hooks of album-opener and title-track ‘American Teen’ is the sound equivalent to the post-winter … Read More

Divide by Ed Sheeran

2 years ago / 0 comments

Divide is Ed Sheeran’s third studio album, and it’s safe to say after his explosion as a singer/songwriter there was a very real hype surrounding this album’s release. But as I and most people know, there is quite a divide in opinion of the star. So how does this release … Read More

English Tapas by Sleaford Mods

2 years ago / 0 comments

I owe a snug 2.1 to Sleaford Mods thanks to their lyrics being the basis of an essay last semester. Their lyrical content in that respect did not slack at all. This pairing of tinny lo-fi beats with Jason Williamson’s scathing spoken-word should not be marketable at all, but everything … Read More

Volcano by Temples

2 years ago / 0 comments

Four years since their debut, Temples are back with their lysergic sophomore album Volcano, and it sounds like something The Beatles would produce if they were fed more psychedelics and handed a synth machine. Album opener ‘Certainty’ stomps in with heavy bass and gutsy drums, introducing Temples’ new, revolutionised sound. … Read More

Broken Glances by The Pigeon Detectives

2 years ago / 0 comments

After three years, our wait for The Pigeon Detectives next album is finally over. In contrast with their earlier work, Broken Glances has a more contemplative feel, with somewhat more meaningful lyrics and less ‘happy-go-lucky indie rock band’ vibes. The album is a must for fans of The Pigeon Detectives, as the … Read More

Why Love Now by Pissed Jeans

2 years ago / 0 comments

Why Love Now, the newest and rather emotively-titled album from Pissed Jeans, is possibly their most accessible release yet. For many bands, that’s usually an indicator of a drop in quality as well, but I’ve found myself enjoying this album much more than the band’s more critically-acclaimed, abrasive works, such … Read More

Sleeping Through The War by All Them Witches

2 years ago / 0 comments

Sleeping Through The War is the most spaced-out and mellow album that All Them Witches have ever made, although I’m not sure that’s a good thing. To the album’s credit, as with all albums that the band has released, every track presented has its own individual take on the band’s … Read More

Flying Microtonal Banana by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizards

2 years ago / 0 comments

The psych-rock septet graced us with their ninth studio album this month. While staying true to their sound with lo-fi vocals and hypnotic guitars, Flying Microtonal Banana is also a rich fusion of Eastern influences, an album filled with complexity. From hand drumming techniques to Turkish horns that could charm … Read More

Big Balloon by Dutch Uncles

2 years ago / 0 comments

Despite having the distinctive Dutch Uncles sound, that is, erratic, urgent rhythms, unusual dissonances, opaque and surreal lyrics, Big Balloon places electric guitar at the forefront of the soundscape. After ex-guitarist Daniel ‘Sped’ Spedding left the band, lead singer Duncan Wallis stated that the they wanted “to make the most … Read More