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Album Review: TLC – TLC

July 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in a car accident fifteen years ago, her TLC bandmates – Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas – promised to leave her position in the group permanently vacant. It was a promise the pair kept, releasing 2002’s 3D using material already recorded by Lopes for the...

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Album Review: John Smith – Headlong

July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

For those of you who may have never heard the name John Smith, let me tell you – that is not an easy man to Google. But for one who shares his name with an alcoholic beverage amongst other things, it is worth your time to find this Devonshire folk singer. Smith’s four previous records...

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Album Review: Radiohead – OKNOTOK

July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are few bands that live to become as iconic as Radiohead, whose seminal work continues to inspire, divide and provoke the world over. Marking 20 years of OK Computer, this reissue features remastered favourites amongst B-side fan favourites and most importantly – three totally new songs.  It’s time for a PSA – stating that Radiohead are not everybody’s...

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Nickelback are back yet again with their ninth album Feed The Machine. the Canadian rock band have had a long standing within rock music with a generated 50 million worldwide album sales and being ranked by Billboard Magazine as the most successful rock group of the decade, in conjunction with having four of their albums...

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Everything you need to know about Calvin Harris’ fifth studio album is right there on the cover.  Holiday, romance, as well as the promise of something spectacular and memorable. Harris kicks of Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 with Slide, featuring Frank Ocean and Migos.  The track has a solemn opening that slips into a gentle dancing beat.  The...

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Album Review: DJ Khaled – Gratitude

July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is generally accepted that having a young child makes parents – especially first-time parents – a little crazy. Khaled Mohamed Khaled, best known by the moniker DJ Khaled, has taken that new parent weirdness in a wholly unexpected direction. Yes, that is Khaled’s 8 month-old son Ahsad on the album’s cover, as well as...

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Album Review: Imagine Dragons – ƎVOLVE

July 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Radioactive was one of the inescapable songs of the past half-decade, heard everywhere from commercial radio to corporate presentations. It wouldn’t quite be fair to say that Imagine Dragons have been coasting along on the success of Radioactive and their 2012 début album, Night Visions, since then – after all, they’ve been plugging away with...

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Album Review: Big Boi – BOOMIVERSE

July 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The illustrious days of Outkast may be long gone, but former member Big Boi is still cranking out solo records that will fill the Outkast shapes void in your life. His debut effort dropped in 2010, the second in 2012 and now in 2017 we receive his third – BOOMIVERSE.  The Atlanta hip-hop scene is...

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Este, Danielle and Alana Haim have put their fans through a laborious four year wait for new music. In that time the world is almost unrecognisable, but the LA trio’s knack for euphoric pop is something that as yet has never faltered. Something To Tell You is the triumphant return that fans were hoping would have come...

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Album Review: Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up

July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been a long time between drinks for fans of Seattle’s Fleet Foxes, with six years elapsing since the group released their sophomore album, Helplessness Blues. In mid-2013 the band posted on their Facebook page teasing potential progress towards a third record, but shortly thereafter they entered a semi-official hiatus, with founding member and...

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Album Review: Alison Moyet – Other

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

New Wave national treasure Alison Moyet is back this month with yet another diverse, musically eclectic and lyrically profound collection under the vague banner of Other. Four years on from the release of the minutes, Moyet once again reinvents and re-imagines herself as she wades deeper into electronic waters on this engaging new studio effort....

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Album Review: alt-J – RELAXER

June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

If I were to write something in CAPITAL LETTERS, you may well think I was shouting it at you and your fellow readers. With this in mind, it is interesting that English trio alt-J have entitled their third album RELAXER, with the forceful tone arising from the capitalisation of the word contrasting with its literal...

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England’s Royal Blood established themselves in 2014 as purveyors of meaty hard rock, with their self-titled début album, while their sound and artistry drew comparisons to Jack White, and Joshua Homme and Queens of the Stone Age. With their sophomore release, How Did We Get So Dark?, Royal Blood consolidate and build upon their previously...

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