Lewis Capaldi , ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ – Album Review

Lewis Capaldi , ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ – Album Review

It can’t be denied that Lewis Capaldi knows his way around a pop ballad. His two most recent singles are both sitting comfortably in the UK top 10 as of writing. The smash hit piano ballad ‘Someone You Loved’ has only just fallen off the top spot after a seven-week reign. His knack for searing lyrical honesty is no less on display on his debut record, released on super-label Virgin EMI. But this isn’t enough…

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Karen O and Danger Mouse, ‘Lux Prima’ – Album Review

Karen O and Danger Mouse, ‘Lux Prima’ – Album Review

Karen O and Danger Mouse would not seem like a natural pairing, to say the least. She’s best known as the front-woman of New York dance-punks the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  He’s the creative half of soul duo Gnarls Barkley, alongside Cee-Lo Green. Basically, he’s the guy who gave the world ‘Crazy’, as well as producing Gorillaz’ ‘Demon Days’. Where he is chilled, smooth and soulful, she’s frenetic, intense and commanding.  ‘Lux Prima’, their new collaborative…

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Foals, ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Part 1’ – Album Review

Foals, ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Part 1’ – Album Review

Foals’ musical journey has so far been in a clear, uninterrupted direction. Their 2007 debut, Antidotes, a high energy, sparse salvo of danceable math-rock, established them as cult indie darlings. 2010’s Total Life Forever brought them to wider public knowledge by refining and expanding their sound. It also contained the wonderful, slow-burning ‘Spanish Sahara’, a career-best track the band have been trying, and failing, to reproduce ever since. ‘State-of-the-world’ Record It was 2013’s Holy Fire, a bigger, darker,…

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Weezer, ‘The Black Album’ – Album Review

Weezer, ‘The Black Album’ – Album Review

Weezer have always been a band with a penchant for irony. ‘Buddy Holly’s’ opening left-hook of “What’s with these homies dissing my girl?” on their 1994 self-titled debut certainly showed self-confidence. Coming from arch-nerd Rivers Cuomo, it showed self-awareness and a boundless capacity for a wink and nod at their own expense. So it’s sad that fans hoping for a return to form from their latest self-titled effort, especially after the ray of hope that…

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