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Album Review: Colony House – Only the Lonely

January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

However you feel about 2016 socially and politically (it’s probably not positive), it’s fairly hard to deny that it was an incredible year for music. However, one genre proves the exception to that, and that...

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For an artist that has been so hugely influential, Kid Cudi has always seemed to exist somewhat outside of the hip-hop scene. 808’s & Heartbreak wouldn’t exist without him, and by extension, neither would Drake...

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There’s an inherent dichotomy to the Dropkick Murphys, between the emotions the band’s sound naturally conjures, and the actual artistic aspirations the band seems to have. Their “celtic punk” style tends to be so raucous...

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Album Review: Code Orange – Forever

December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

At first it can seem like Code Orange make messy music. They are sold as a metalcore band, but rarely do they manage to stay within the confines of that genre for more than a...

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Donald Glover’s music as Childish Gambino has always been somewhat of an oddity, when compared to his otherwise spotless career. Glover is generally masterful at everything he does, be it comic acting, stand-up comedy, or...

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Album Review: Brooke Fraser – A Sides

December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Sides is an an interesting chronicle of an artist’s slow transformation, showing Brooke Fraser’s evolution from typical folksy, Christian singer-songwriter, into a fully-fledged pop songstress. Fraser has had a hand in many of Hillsong’s...

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Album Review: Prince – 4Ever

December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Is there any musician that has blended genres more successfully than Prince? Rock and funk rarely sit well together, especially when poppy melodies are involved, but Prince had a special touch. Never has a musician...

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There’s something inherently difficult about reviewing holiday-themed music. One of the key considerations when reviewing music is its intended purpose, be that to create lively fun, evoke emotions, amuse, or enrage. The problem with holiday...

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Single Review: Noah Cyrus – ‘Make Me (Cry)’

November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

It must be intimidating to start a music career as the younger sister of Miley Cyrus. She’s such a provocative, modern artists, that it’s easy to imagine that Noah Cyrus felt a need to try...

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Album Review: The Weeknd – Starboy

November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 2011, if you told someone that by 2016, The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) would be one of the biggest popstars in the world, it’s fairly unlikely they’d believe you. His first three breakout mixtapes (collectively...

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John Mayer’s career is kind of fascinating, because it follows a very different direction to most successful artists’. Many artists begin making their most oblique and difficult music, and then gradually move towards more accessible...

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Album Review: Belly – Inzombia

November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hip-hop is a genre that thrives on innovation and freshness. It’s the ultimate genre for the internet age, ever shifting in style and content with the zeitgeist. One byproduct of this is that the most...

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Album Review: Alex Izenberg – Harlequin

November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Quirkiness”, as a concept, is extremely difficult to get right. Whilst in certain circumstances, an element of quirk can make something seem interesting or unique, more often than not, it comes across as pretentious or...

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