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Album Review: Anderson East – Encore

January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two-and-a-half-years ago Anderson East released his major label début, Delilah. With that record, East demonstrated a compelling blend of rhythm and blues, soul, and Americana, and a voice that perfectly matched the musical style that resulted. When much new music can feel like a stale rehashing of the current big trends it made for a...

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December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The return of 90s hip-hop legends N.E.R.D seems to have passed by without much fanfare, people seemingly forgetting just how much the group; made of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, shaped the modern pop landscape. NO ONE EVER REALLY DIES is a collection of nostalgia trips, ideal for those amongst us still revelling in...

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Album Review: Walker Hayes – boom.

December 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thirty-seven-year-old Walker Hayes has certainly lived the grind of the music industry. Hailing from Mobile, Alabama, Hayes and his wife moved to Nashville in the mid-2000s with an eye to establishing a career in country music. What followed can best be described as patchy. Hayes landed a job as an in-house songwriter with a major-label...

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There isn’t much that K Michelle hasn’t done in this life; television, film and music are all strings to her diverse skill set. The latter being her main focus once more on fourth album KIMBERLY: The People I Used To Know, her second in as many years. Michelle blends her many public personas together to create one all...

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Album Review: Charli XCX – Pop 2

December 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pop 2 is the second mixtape that Charli XCX has released this year, too much if you ask me. And “too much” are the two words that I would use to describe the record, there is too much of everything: distorted and modified vocals, jumps from one rhythm to another, and collaborations, thirteen in a...

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Album Review: Eminem – Revival

December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Two decades ago, when he first rose to prominence with The Slim Shady LP, rapper Eminem – aka Marshall Mathers III – attracted as much attention for his darkly comic characters and personas as for his skills at twisting and spitting rhymes at lightning speed. Now, as Mathers releases his ninth studio album, Revival, he...

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Under the Radar, Vol. 2 is the second part of Robbie Williams’ project started in 2014 (with Under the Radar, Vol. 1) to gather unique demos and unreleased tracks which didn’t make the cut in the past. While Run It Wild, one of the promotional singles of the album, is a dive in the 80s...

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2017 sees metal mastheads Five Finger Death Punch celebrating a Decade of Destruction – and what better way to mark such a momentous occasion than with a greatest hits album? Comprised mostly from their biggest hits such as Coming Down and Wrong Side of Heaven, it also sees the delivery of two new tracks – the band’s first for almost 2...

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Album Review: Miguel – War & Leisure

December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Miguel, in his fourth studio album War & Leisure, is able to mix together varied themes, as politics, human rights, freedom, pleasure, sex and love, while never losing consistency or failing to portrait his personality. Sounds and vibes are variegated too: from funk and upbeat rhythms, as in Told You So, to latin jam, as...

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Album Review: Cindy Wilson – Change

December 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even if the name Cindy Wilson doesn’t ring any bells for you it is still fairly likely that you’re somewhat familiar with her work. After all, she has spent her four-decade-long music career as a core member of the idiosyncratic new-wave/pop-rock outfit the B-52’s, and tracks like Rock Lobster, Roam, and Love Shack by the...

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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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There’s a reason why The Rolling Stones continue to be cited as one of the most influential bands in history, this December sees the release of On Air (Deluxe); a record made up of BBC recordings from the 1960s. It sees the Stones in their formative years, playing the songs we now know to be capable of...

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