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Album Review: Tove Styrke – Sway

May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Probably not everyone is familiar with Tove Styrke, but you should! Especially after her latest release Sway. Tove Styrke is a Swedish electropop singer and songwriter who gained popularity thanks to her participation to Swedish Idol 2009. Since then, she released two studio albums Tove Styrke and Kiddo, and her latest project Sway. Sway is a personal album...

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Album Review: Keith Urban – Graffiti U

May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Graffiti U is the tenth studio album by Keith Urban. Defined as country singer, Keith Urban has always been flexible and eclectic about the music he creates and the people he works with, and Graffiti U is no exception. In fact, in his latest album Keith Urban features many different musicians as Shy Carter, Kassi...

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Frank Turner, as a solo artist, just released his seventh studio album, Be More Kind. This album is mainly divided in two parts, one about politics and topics as Brexit and Trump, and one about general world problems, as environmental disasters. Although in Be More Kind Frank Turner confronts with such relevant subjects, he is...

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There are so many strings to the bow of Benjamin Drew; aka Plan B, whether it be singing, acting or producing this is a man with a lot on his plate at all times. Eight years on from the Defamation of Strickland Banks record that propelled him into the limelight, he’s back with a record that potentially...

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Speak Your Mind is the debut album from the chart-topping (and also hyphenated) singer, Anne-Marie. It follows a plethora of hits such as her collaboration with Clean Bandit, which helped propel her into the mainstream conscious. In a very crowded pop landscape, Anne-Marie is able to stick to her guns and not be ashamed of her...

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With a duration just shy of fifty-two minutes, the sophomore LP, Beach House 3, from Tyrone Griffin Jr – better known as Ty Dolla $ign – may seem positively minuscule compared to the seventy-two-and-a-half minutes of his début, Free TC. Perhaps in an effort to beef up the album and bolster sales – or the...

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I’ve been a fan of A Perfect Circle since day dot when the angry chords of Judith first rang out ahead of the début record Mer de Noms, and Thirteenth Step’s seething emotions cemented my fandom a few years later. Now, with fifteen years passing since the band last released an album of new, original...

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Album Review: Reef – Revelation

May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Long has passed since last Reef studio album (18 years) and some may have forgot the English band, but their fifth record Revelation is here to refresh your memory or maybe make you fall in love for the first time. The opener Revelation may fool you: the title-track is heavily inspired by AC/DC recognisable style....

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With her 1999 solo début album, The Captain, Kasey Chambers divided audiences with her distinct drawling vocals, equal parts husky and shrill. Since then, Chambers has gone on to establish herself as a beloved and highly regarded fixture of the Australian music scene. Chambers co-credits her twelfth studio album, Campfire, to The Fireside Disciples, a...

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In an age of increasing interconnection, where every taste and preference can exist and be catered to in its own exclusive little corner of the internet, and fads flare and fade with ever quickening speed, it can be easy to forget the musical phenomena that defined past ages and the influence they exerted on the...

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Despite Rearview Town being Jason Aldean’s eighth studio album, and the Academy of Country Music naming him entertainer of the years three years running, I must admit to not having heard of the country performer before. As I sat down to become acquainted with Aldean, a shiver ran down my spine as I recalled the...

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After stepping in to headline Glastonbury in 2015, it’s been all quiet on the Florence & The Machine front. A radio silence over the past 3 years was broken by the news their 4th album would be released next month. Ahead of their upcoming support slots for none other than The Rolling Stones, Florence assembled...

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You’d be wrong; but forgiven, for thinking that the creepy sewer clown from It had started his own band. But California punks Pennywise are only indebted to Steven King’s creature in name. Never Gonna Die is the TWELFTH record from a band who have near religiously released a politically charged record every two years.  Title track Never Gonna Die makes...

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