Tag : album review

Porches ‘The House’: beautiful, vulnerable, striking.

10 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”.

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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

Synthesis by Evanescence

12 months 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

‘The Saga Continues’ by Wu-Tang Clan

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There was once a time when Wu-Tang Clan ruled, hailed by many as one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time. Now, 25 years after their debut, Enter The Wu-Tang, their legacy is still being crafted. However, you can’t help but feel that The Saga Continues is an … Read More

‘The Ooz’ by King Krule

1 year ago / 0 comments

After a four year wait since King Krule’s first album, he finally blesses us with his follow up with the eclectic The OOZ. Combining elements of jazz and more contemporary production techniques, King Krule channels a plethora of influences, from jazz legends to James Blake. Long-time fans of King Krule … Read More

‘Pinewood Smile’ by The Darkness

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Darkness, a well-known English band originating from Suffolk, have landed their way back onto the music scene with the release of their new album Pinewood Smile. The band are best known for their hit songs such as ‘I believe in a thing called love’ and ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let … Read More

‘Heaven Upside Down’ by Marilyn Manson

1 year ago / 0 comments

Once upon a time, Marilyn Manson was America’s number one public enemy. Today, America has much bigger things to worry about, and The God of Fuck’s future in the country’s pantheon of counter-cultural icons is unclear. In a post-Trump world, Heaven Upside Down’s litany of guns, sex and death is predictable … Read More