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The Flaming Lips

Album Review: The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody

December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The description for Flaming Lips’ latest experimental album Oczy Mlody is a mouthful in and of itself: A record in the style of both rock group Pink Floyd’s found Syd Barrett and modern rapper A$AP Rocky, combining their psychedelic styles into one obviously Flaming Lips sounding arrangement, on top of a concept about a party...

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You Me At Six 2017

Album Review: You Me At Six – Night People

December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The English band, You Me At Six, have racked up an impressive resume in their decade long career including playing Wembley Arena, the O2 and supporting The Black Keys at Isle of Wight festival. The guys release their fifth studio album, Night People, in early 2017 much to the delight of their fans. Frontman Josh...

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Feature: George Michael – An Editor’s Tribute

December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a devoted music fan there is one thing that I have learned, especially over the last 12 months as we have lost so many of our long-standing music icons and idols; you don’t need to know someone personally in order to mourn their passing. For me, 2016 said goodbye to several artists that I...

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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 and the entire R&B/rap crossover genre that exists today. However, it’d be a surprise if Cudi ever featured on a...

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With a career spanning about 67 years, and more success finding its way to him even as he reaches 90, there’s no denying that Tony Bennett is a true image of success. As such, a televised special celebrating his birthday milestone makes perfect sense. Artists of all varieties, collaborators and otherwise, all came together to...

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Back in the holiday season of 2015, Kylie Minogue released her first Christmas album, Kylie Christmas; a 13 track selection of holiday classics and original material from Minogue, and her first spin on the seasonal album bandwagon. She’s taking another stab at it for 2016, though, but rather than releasing a new Christmas album, 2015’s...

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Best Songs of 2016

Best Songs of 2016

December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

To say that 2016 has been a turbulent year in music would be quite the understatement. We have lost numerous icons in the last 12 months – Glenn Frey (The Eagles), David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen to name just a few. Its often been hard to look past the tragedy to recognise the better...

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Best Album of 2016

Best Albums of 2016

December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every week the team here at Renowned For Sound spin dozens of new records, eagerly listening out for the cream of the crop in new music. While many miss the mark there are plenty of releases that come our way that excite, inspire and keep us begging for more. With the year drawing to a...

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Film Review – Rogue One

December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rogue One is the first stand-alone instalment in the Star Wars Anthology series. Directed by British filmmaker Gareth Edwards (best known for successfully rebooting the Godzilla franchise back in 2014), the film stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, a fugitive from the Galactic Empire who finds herself caught up in a Rebel Alliance plot to...

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EP Review: Janet Devlin – Little Lights

December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last year, Janet Devlin offered a stunning Christmas EP that shed all kinds of expectations for the holidays and remained genuinely enjoyable despite the oversaturation of the holiday. For 2016, Devlin decided to continue the tradition and release another Christmas EP, but with a twist. Rather than feeling trite or overbearing, however, she takes on...

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It is only plausible that this late into their massive music lifetime, The Rolling Stones offer a detailed and stripped back covers album consisting of their most regarded Blues music influences. Blues is best served ripened, matured and fused with a nod to history. Blue & Lonesome does just this – all presented with a...

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John Legend

Album Review: John Legend – Darkness and Light

December 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

John Legend’s brand of R&B has been safe for most of his career, though still a solid choice for him; after finding major success in particular with All Of Me off of his previous album, he’s hit all new heights in recent years. Rather than sticking to his guns, however, Darkness and Light is an...

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Interview: Rumer

December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

British songbird Rumer has recently unveiled album number four in the shape of This Girl’s in Love: A Bacharach and David Songbook, a collection of hits that have inspired the singer-songwriters musical journey from a young age. This Girl’s in Love: A Bacharach and David Songbook pays homage to the iconic songsmith’s partnership while also...

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