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Simply put – compilation records are generally the streamlined, express method of discovering new music. 2016 has contrastingly seen a mentionable abundance of compilation records and ‘best of’ collections. These are never necessarily anything of bad value, although at times may force the listener into having a slothful emergence into receiving their music. Knowing this,...

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Following the genuine aesthetic of Welsh-born music legend John Cale, comes the epicentre of his musical aura. A live album reissue collectively illustrating the magical characters that define the Rock and Roll hall of famer and his outstanding efforts in Fragments of a Rainy Season. The reissue of this ’92 live spellcasting experience follows avant-garde...

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Nicole Millar

EP Review: Nicole Millar – Communication

December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nicole Millar may have only just released her debut EP in July this year, but that hasn’t stopped her from keeping the ball rolling. Setting out as a solo artist after collaborating with Peking Duk, she’s proven her worth as a force to be reckoned with—The title track from her first EP Tremble was a...

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Susan Boyle

Album Review: Susan Boyle – A Wonderful World

December 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

If there is even a sparse doubt in one’s mind of the true bliss in Susan Boyle’s voice, an instant listening to the British singer’s take on Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World will weaken the knees with a sharp focus and justly acceptance. The world renowned vocal icon has softly presented her seventh album...

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In contemporary rock, it is quite normal to wait several years for a band to release new music, which makes it very surprising that the Brooklyn based trio of Highly Suspect have taken just under eighteen months to release the follow-up to their successful 2015 début, Mister Asylum. By today’s standards that is a lightning...

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Album Review: Prince – 4Ever

December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Is there any musician that has blended genres more successfully than Prince? Rock and funk rarely sit well together, especially when poppy melodies are involved, but Prince had a special touch. Never has a musician made so many disparate sounds work well together, and with such a distinctive, recognisable style and aesthetic. His androgynous, occasionally...

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Neil Young

Album Review: Neil Young – Peace Trail

December 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Politically charged, vigorous and greatly involved, the modern western-esque landscape of America has yet again fallen coveted victim to Young’s intoxicating blend of grunge-folk music. With a sprawling career ranging the greater part of nearly six decades, there’s little left to prove for the godfather of grunge. That’s not to say a new record is...

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There’s something inherently difficult about reviewing holiday-themed music. One of the key considerations when reviewing music is its intended purpose, be that to create lively fun, evoke emotions, amuse, or enrage. The problem with holiday music is that its purpose is seemingly to be novel, and whilst it may succeed at that particular goal, that...

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Mere months after the release of their last studio album Everything You’ve Come To Expect, The Last Shadow Puppets are back with another release. Collecting different cover versions they’ve performed on their 2016 tour and some re-recordings of songs from their last album, The Dream Synopsis is a neat little companion piece to the 2016...

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It’s been almost three years since The Wanted announced their hiatus as a band; three years in which Nathan Sykes has actively worked on his solo career, releasing singles since 2015 and keeping fans waiting. It was obvious that he was taking his solo music in a different direction, and now that it’s all come...

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Kate Bush

Album Review: Kate Bush – Before The Dawn

December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the sprawling cosmos of modern music, true beauty within a body of work often comes down to how well it is conveyed through performance delivered live. It is with this that music definition can be crafted and uncoiled to a large and honest resolution. Kate Bush, is now once again at the epicentre of...

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Album Review: DNCE- DNCE

December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s no easy feat to produce a danceable, funk driven pop album to the expectation of 2016. There’s a lot wrong with contemporary commercial “dance” music of today. Graciously, American dance-pop band DNCE have nothing to fear; splashing colours through a spectrum of notable stamina. The band release a debut record deeply rooted in old-school...

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Noah Cyrus

Single Review: Noah Cyrus – ‘Make Me (Cry)’

November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

It must be intimidating to start a music career as the younger sister of Miley Cyrus. She’s such a provocative, modern artists, that it’s easy to imagine that Noah Cyrus felt a need to try and do something completely different to her older sister’s pop work, which is sort of what she’s done with Make...

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