Tag : album review

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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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 Having rescinded from the stage in favour of an extended and, no doubt intense, period inside his laboratory, one can imagine him pulling his hair out over the musings which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

11 months ago / 0 comments

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

Awolnation clash genres with ‘Here Come The Runts’

12 months ago / 0 comments

Half solid indie and half fuzzy electro weirdness, Here Come The Runts is an album that hasn’t quite decided what it wants to be. With that said, listening as it veers drunkenly from one genre to another, tipsily knocking over established convention and blithely subverting expectations, it’s impossible to deny … Read More

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

12 months ago / 0 comments

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.

12 months ago / 0 comments

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”.

12 months ago / 0 comments

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”

12 months ago / 0 comments

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

Synthesis by Evanescence

1 year ago / 0 comments

With Christmas lights being switched on across the country, ’tis apparently the season to re-release some old material (and be jolly of course). Over the last month or so, we have seen a number of high-profile bands reissuing old material in some shape or form; examples include R.E.M.’s critically acclaimed … Read More

‘Low In Highschool’ by Morrissey

1 year ago / 0 comments

I first discovered Morrissey and The Smiths at fourteen through a ridiculous quiff I had decided to sprout. A boy in the year above me asked me to recite some lines from ‘There is a Light That Never Goes Out’ which he said was quite funny. I went home that … Read More

‘Reputation’ by Taylor Swift

1 year ago / 0 comments

Reputation, Taylor Swift’s 6th studio album, opens with the blaring bass notes of ‘…Ready For It?’. They sound like they’d be more at home on 2013’s Yeezus, but it makes sense that Swift would dip into the hip-hop playbook. A quick glance at the Billboard Hot 100 is enough to … Read More