Billie Eilish, ‘When We Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?’ – Album Review

Billie Eilish, ‘When We Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?’ – Album Review

Unless you’ve been living under a rock over the last few years, you’ll have heard of the musical phenomenon that is Billie Eilish. At the age of 17 she’s had a dedicated art exhibition to her new album. She’s amassed a ridiculously huge social following and she’s sold out tours all over the world. By sold out, we mean really, really sold out. Beyond Tickets sold out. When We Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?…

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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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Sigrid, ‘Sucker Punch’ – Album Review

Sigrid, ‘Sucker Punch’ – Album Review

‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ catapulted Sigrid into the pop stratosphere back in early 2017. Since then she’s done nothing but dominate the music industry with continous amazing releases, like the massive bop ‘Strangers’ that saw her hit the UK Top 10. And as if that wasn’t enough, she came out with the title of BBC’s Sound of 2018, with past winners including Sam Smith, HAIM and Ellie Goulding. It’s taken 2 EPs, a hell of…

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Avril Lavigne, ‘Head Above Water’ – Album Review

Avril Lavigne, ‘Head Above Water’ – Album Review

It’s hard to expect much from an Avril Lavigne album these days. The world now remembers her for the ‘Hello Kitty’ controversy. This combined with the lackluster music she released in 2013 defined her more than  the pop royalty she rightfully is. But now after a 6 year break, a divorce with Chad Kroeger and a long battle with lyme disease, Avril is back. And she means business with her rawest and most honest album…

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Bring Me The Horizon, ‘amo’ – Album Review

Bring Me The Horizon, ‘amo’ – Album Review

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated Bring Me The Horizon released their highly anticipated sixth album ‘amo’ today. The Sheffield rock band have been kicking around the industry for the past 15 years. Starting out as a deathcore band, they have certainly come a long way and undergone some changes over the years. Their seemingly delayed 6th studio album certainly confirms a stylistic evolution. Combining their hardcore roots with contemporary EDM, the band had a clear message…

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Yungen, ‘Project Purple’ – Album Review

Yungen, ‘Project Purple’ – Album Review

It’s been four and a half years since Yungen dropped his last project, the platinum selling Project Black and Red. Now he’s back with the banging Project Purple. In 2017 Yungen earned which marked his first UK Top 10 with ‘Bestie’. Currently sitting at over 35 million views on YouTube over 54 million streams on Spotify and huge radio support. Yungen said: “I’ve called this release ‘Project Purple’ following on from my previous coloured projects…

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Lord Huron, ‘Vide Noir’ – Album Review

Lord Huron, ‘Vide Noir’ – Album Review

Somewhat underappreciated, but nonetheless gloriously indie band Lord Huron attempt to inhabit a purposeful place of artistic depth. They are hidden architects of a forgotten musical age, crafting a vintage spectrum across a green-hued backdrop, sounding something slightly like psychedelic cowboys gathered around a campfire in their latest album, Vide Noir. The most recent work seems to cast a glimpse into a rockabilly fairy tale, all moving at a languishing pace, cinematic and very intentional….

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Tom Odell, ‘Jubilee Road’ – Album Review

Tom Odell, ‘Jubilee Road’ – Album Review

With two albums and an Ivor Novello Award under his belt, Tom Odell is back with his most raw and real album yet. But does Jubilee Road hold up to his previous works? Jubilee Road is cohesive, it’s complete, it’s focused and knows what it is. It’s polished beyond belief. Jubilee Road is inspired by Odell’s East London home, though he doesn’t reveal the true places and names, it’s easy to find yourself lost in…

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