Tags : album review

Blast From The Past: Paranoid // Black Sabbath

It is hard to imagine how terrifying Black Sabbath must have seemed when they released Paranoid in the autumn of 1970. Nowadays, they are metal royalty but at the time they may as well have sprung up from hell itself. Other rock bands at the time had their rough edges but remained approachable. The Rolling […]Read More

Album Review: Fake It Flowers // Beabadoobee

With a co-sign from Matt Healey, a Brits ‘Rising Star’ nomination and a viral smash hit already under her belt, Bea Kristi AKA Beabadoobee’s debut album Fake It Flowers is highly anticipated. Inspired by the likes of Pavement and Sonic Youth, Krisit is an example of how the zeitgeist circles back and repeats itself as […]Read More

Album Review: The Ritual // King Mothership

King Mothership has a very interesting history as a project. Formed of Spencer Sotelo (Periphery, Nik Mystery) on vocals, guitar and keyboards, Matt Halpern (Periphery) on drums and Tai Wright (ex-Slaves [US], ex-D.R.U.G.S.) on bass and primarily written and produced by Sotelo, it’s a project whose official debut has been highly anticipated by die-hard fans […]Read More

Album Review: Ohms // Deftones

There are only so many rock and metal acts that have managed to keep their sound fresh and engaging over the course of 25 years, but Deftones are certainly one of them. The Sacramento quintet’s career has been full of ups and downs, most notably the death of original bassist Chi Cheng in 2013, but […]Read More

Review: The Goodbye EP // Thomas Headon

Thomas Headon has just released another EP, his second this year! The Goodbye EP is everything and you could want and more as a follow up to his previous release, The Greatest Hits. Thomas was born in London and at the age of five his family relocated to Melbourne, Australia where he grew up and […]Read More

Album Review: Use Me // PVRIS

It’s no secret that the driving force behind the American alt-rock band PVRIS is frontwoman Lynn Gunn, who has proved to the world the extent of her talent with the release of PVRIS’s third studio album Use Me. In 2017 PVRIS dropped their second album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell […]Read More

Album Review: ALICIA // Alicia Keys

Since storming to the top of the charts as a twenty-year-old in 2001 with ‘Fallin’’, Alicia Keys has managed to shift over 40 million albums, thus cementing herself as one of the biggest selling female R&B singers of all time. Since 2009’s scaled-back, ballad-heavy The Element of Freedom, Alicia has flickered between a more poppy sound […]Read More

Album Review: Middle Child // Eliza Jaye

Prior to listening to Middle Child I was unfamiliar with Eliza Jaye, so I approached the record with a curious mind. Forty minutes and eleven tracks later my curiosity was piqued further as I stepped out of the musical kaleidoscope I had just passed through. This album is a beautifully crafted, sometimes breathtaking, but undeniably […]Read More

Album Review : ENERGY // Disclosure

Disclosure’s ENERGY is a sleek and energetic return to their original brand of dancefloor hypnotism. It has been five years since the Howard brothers cemented themselves into dance charts and festival tents everywhere with Settle, an attention-commanding album that’s simple yet effective disco pop saw them rocket into the mainstream. Now, after the more experimental […]Read More

Album Review: Death of the Party // The Magic Gang

The Magic Gang return with their sophomore album, Death of the Party , a reflective and occasionally moody piece in which the band dig deeper, but that is still permeated by optimism. It’s fairly common to see an indie rock outlet fade into the relative obscurity of the genre after a successful debut album, but […]Read More

Album Review: Renaissance // Aluna

Since becoming one half of AlunaGeorge in 2012, Aluna’s infectious vocals have graced chart toppers such as the Disclosure hit ‘White Noise’, and the intoxicating jam ‘Attracting Flies’.  Following 2016’s poppy sophomore effort, ‘I Remember’, the electric duo put out a six-track EP called Champagne Eyes, which had a markedly low-key R&B vibe. Since then, collaborations with Robyn producer […]Read More

Album Review: Another Me // Sarah Walk

Three years have passed since Sarah Walk released debut album Little Black Book, and much has changed. Cut to the 28th August 2020, and we find the LA-based artist releasing her sophomore album Another Me (Little Indiependent). Exposing as it does an artist possessing renewed vigour, the EP’s title could easily be referring to her […]Read More

Album Review: What’s Your Pleasure? // Jessie Ware

Imagine yourself being led into a smoky retro basement bar, decorated with velvet sofas as red as the wine you’re sipping. Jessie Ware’s new record What’s Your Pleasure? starts playing and all of a sudden you’ve been swept onto the dancefloor. On her fourth studio album, Jessie Ware has fully embraced disco-pop, smothered it in […]Read More