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album Reviews

Album Review: Wot Gorilla? - Kebnekaise

After a series of EP's Wot Gorilla? are releasing their debut album titled Kebnekaise. As we listened to this album we felt...

Album Review: Nife - Chemicals

So we haven’t heard a band that creates a sound like this for a while - especially with a female vocalist! Citing...

Album Review: Fat White Family- Champagne...

England is grim and shit. We all know it, but culture seems to have stymied, caught in a ricktus grin of Strictly Come Dancing,...

Album Review: Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

The PR company behind the build up to Frank Ocean’s first album proper deserve some sort of medal. In terms of building...

Album Review: Lianne La Havas - Is Your...

Lianne La Havas has navigated a well worn route—internet hype, intimate London gigs, a breakthrough performance on Later...

Album Review: Holograms - Holograms

  Rock's history is littered with singers impersonating someone else’s accent. From Mick Jagger’s yankee...

Album Review: Purity Ring - Shrines

  Purity Ring’s debut recasts hip hop in the Prozac suburbs. Booming crunk and RnB beats are smothered in medicated...

Album Review: Dogtanion - Japan

New boy Dogtanion’s debut album is a strange beast. The opening tracks reveal an odd, and- lets get real- irritating...

Album Review: Toots and Maytals Live and...

Recorded in the idyllic surroundings of Island Records boss Chris Blackwell’s Jamaican mansion, Live and Unplugged finds...

Album Review: Liars - WIXIW

Liars are an eternally restless band. Gaining popularity in the New York art punk explosion of the early noughties that saw...

Album Review: The Hives - Lex Hives

We live in a chaotic world, our European neighbours on the brink of financial meltdown and nationalist fervour. No one quite...

Album Review: Light Asylum - Light Asylum

Light Asylum sound like they’ve hunkered down, and very, very studiously absorbed  those aspects of the 80s that...

Album Review: The Son(s) - Leviathan EP

First of all, here is Leviathan via Soundcloud. After last year’s self-titled effort, we saw a mixture of reactions to...

Album Review: Late Night Tales present...

The Late Night Tales series started (if memory serves me correct) at the birth of the noughties, back when mix CDs could, and...

Album Review: Two Wounded Birds- Two...

Margate, for those of you who don’t know it, is a weird place. Formerly the domestic holiday destination of choice,...

Album Review: Gaggle - From the Mouth of...

If you took the Military Wives Choir, stripped away the husbands, jingoism, lumbering tunes, and Primark jeans, and swapped in...

Album Review: Crocodiles - Endless Flowers

The new Crocodiles thuds and billows like a fist wrapped in a loose paisley shirt. The band have upgraded (sidegraded?) the...

Album Review: Moonface - Heartbreaking...

So here it is: Spencer Krug's emergence from the darkness, unshaven, uncut, and uncoothed - he's back. In saying that,...

Album Review: Santigold - Master of My...

Compared to the 30 years or so it took Santigold to get her first album out, the 4 year gap between that and this, her...

Album Review: Jack White - Blunderbuss

So here he is, Jack White all on his lonesome. No more Meg or Raconteurs to deflect attention, this is Jack’s show, and...

Album Review: Tu Fawning - A Monument

Portland’s Tu Fawning conjure a mystic world. They lurk in minor chords, then spring out, hooting from behind murky bass...

Album Review: The Shins - Port Of Morrow

  I was fourteen, sat cross-legged on the edge of my bed looking out of the window to a farmyard on a summer‘s...

Album Review: Graham Coxon - A and E

On Graham Coxon’s eighth album the former booze battering Blur man sounds, well, relaxed. A&E is Coxon’s homage...

Album Review: The Futureheads - Rant

Most innovations in pop music have been driven by technology – from the electric guitar amping blues into rock n roll, to...

Album Review: Kindness - World, You Need...

On World, You Need a Change of Mind, Kindness mastermind Adam Bainbridge reimagines sleek 80s funk into a woozy blur; a...

Album Review: Dry The River - Shallow Bed

Dry the River are an A&R man’s dream- they carve out advert ready folk with ‘anthem’ cranked way past 11,...

Album Review: Antlered Man

Antlered Man - Giftes 1&2 Hailing from the Godawful South London borough of Bermondsey – once officially home to more...

Album Review: Django Django

Django Django defy description. Trying to pin down their sound is akin to the old fairground game of whacking plastic moles...

Album Review: Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

Now Born To Die has been out a few days, we’ve had a chance to really listen to the first ‘event’ album of...

Album Review: Beck Goldsmith - Hollow For...

With near 20 years since classic albums by Portishead, Tricky and Massive Attack defined the particularly English sound of trip...

Album Review: Dizzee Rascal -...

So not officially a new album from Dizzee, but something far, far better- a mixtape return to the stanking gutter grime with...

Album Review: Black Lips - El Camino

Fame has come both steadily and suddenly for the Black Keys—steadily in that they’ve been producing their bluesy...

Album Review: Snow Patrol - Fallen...

  Snow Patrol have come a long way since their early years of sleeping on fans floors and pretending to be members of...

Album Review: Florence and the Machine -...

To describe Florence’s rise to ubiquitous stardom as ‘meteoric’ does it a disservice. Whilst it’s not...

Album Review: Buraka Som Sistema

  Portugese futurists Buraka Som Sistema came to prominence with their MIA collaboration- 2008’s ‘Sound of...

Album Review: Veronica Falls - Veronica...

From the first strums of opener and blog favourite, ‘Found Love in A Graveyard’, Veronica Falls wear their...

Album Review: Noel Gallagher's High...

Oasis were undoubtedly one of the biggest British rock bands of the last 30 years and the Gallagher brothers are now two of the...

Album Review: The Doups: Small Town Gossip

This week will see the release of ‘Small Town Gossip’ the debut album by the Portuguese blues indie rock four piece...

Album Review: Zola Jesus’ Conatus

There are two things here we need to get out of the way first. Number one: every artist should have the work ethic and release...

Album Review: Ryan Adams 'Ashes and Fire'

Ryan Adams is set to release his thirteenth studio album on the 10th of October, which officially makes him an elder statesman....

Album Review: Kasabian Velocirapter

When Kasabian first stepped onto the scene, they were branded as ‘Lad-Rock’ and followed in the footsteps of Oasis;...

Album Review: The Drums Portamento

Brooklyn based indie pop band The Drums achieved great success last year with their debut self-titled album ‘The...

Album Review: Viva Brother’s Famous First...

Viva Brother’s album has been out for a few weeks, and that’s given us the time to give it a really good listen....