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Who Built the Moon? is the third album by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The English alternative rock band was formed in 2010 by Noel Gallagher, former Oasis’s lead guitarist and songwriter. Fort Knox, the album’s opener, has been inspired by Power (Kanye West). The simple lyrics are nearly inaudible, hidden among siren and alarm...

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Album Review: Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest

December 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rest is the fifth studio album by Charlotte Gainsbourg and the first one for which the British-French singer and actress wrote the lyrics herself. Rest is a journey into Charlotte’s emotions and personality. It involves grief, loss of the loved ones (her sister and her father) and childhood memories. In this record Charlotte sings both...

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Album Review: U2 – Songs of Experience

December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Too big to fail” usually refers to financial institutions which are so large and entwined that their failure would have drastic consequences on the broader economy, but the phrase could easily be applied to the Irish quartet U2. Not for any fiscal reasons – after all the failure of a band, tour, or album has...

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Gorillaz, nearly at the end of first part of their Humanz tour in Europe, delivered an outstanding performance at The O2 Arena, enriched by a long list of featured artists. The guests continued to arrive, from Noel Gallagher to Little Simz (who was the opening artist of the night), and from Pos Dave Maseo (De...

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Album Review: Björk – Utopia

December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

With a duration of nearly seventy-two minutes, Björk’s Utopia stands as her longest studio album yet. And, if the Icelandic singer’s ninth album seems somewhat abstruse and self-indulgent, that’s because it is. That’s not a criticism per se but a statement of fact. After all fans and detractors alike would be immensely, and vocally, disappointed...

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Even if people don’t really know The Killers, they are definitely still a fan of The Killers. The Las Vegas natives this week returned to the capital for one last victory lap with most recent album Wonderful Wonderful. The result was a sequin powered dance party filled to the brim with iconic indie moments. From the minute...

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Album Review: Sia – Everyday Is Christmas

November 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even as a child I was never big on Christmas – much to the chagrin of some members of my family – and as an adult and burgeoning curmudgeon greetings of ‘Merry Christmas’ see me choke back replies of ‘bah, humbug’. So, as you can imagine, I’m not big on Christmas albums. Yet despite my...

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Marshall Mathers III – better known as Eminem – is no stranger to shocking audiences with his music. With Walk on Water, the first single from his forthcoming ninth studio album Revival, the shock isn’t due to aggressive beats and in-your-face lyrics, but rather the complete opposite. Setting aside the involvement of Queen Bey for...

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Album Review: Morrissey – Low In High School

November 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Morrissey’s latter-day legacy has somewhat tarnished by his incendiary and poorly judged comments. From defending Brexit and Harvey Weinstein, his reputation as an outspoken contrarian has also seen debut novel List of The Lost universally lambasted. On his eleventh solo album Low In High School, Morrissey makes no attempt to correct the course. He’s made another album...

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Six albums into a career that has spanned a successful decade, and with Hit the Ground Running, his latest record and first independent release of his career after splitting from his home within a major label, being released within the past couple of months, singer-songwriter and guitar maestro Newton Faulkner is busy promoting said new...

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Swedish tour de force Tove Lo’s third album BLUE LIPS has finally landed on planet earth. Within Tove’s signature branch of female empowerment, there are bangers aplenty that highlight an artist committed to seeing her vision through at every step. BLUE LIPS is 44 minutes worth of raw female sexuality and sensuality, delivered in the kind of confident tone...

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Album Review: Green Day – God’s Favorite Band

November 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

When it comes to greatest hits albums, the best way to experience them is chronologically. Green Day’s latest collection (after 2001’s International Superhits) traces the band’s progress from Kerplunk! cut 2000 Light Years Away, all the way to their Grammy-winning success in the early noughties. The band has been going for 31 years, and it’s...

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Chris Brown’s latest – an ambitious and expansive 45-track double album – sees the artist testing the patience and fortitude of his dedicated fans. The album features an impressive array of guest appearances (Usher, DeJ Loaf, Lil Yachty, Ty Dolla $ign, and Kodak Black among others), and the range of styles and moods to be expected...

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