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The Quietus review
14.01.16

One of the biggest rip-offs of this digital age is the way that it strips music - all media, really - of appropriate context. Obviously, having the world's information at one's...

Under The Radar review
08.01.16

Not every examination of a pop record requires an elaborate look at context and character, but anything by David Bowie demands it. In some superficial sense, Bowie's albums are...

Clash review
19.01.16

Simultaneously intellectual and anthemic...

AudioCred review
07.01.16

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Under The Radar review
31.12.15

It'd be easy for Jay Watson's solo project, GUM, to be dwarfed by his involvement with Australia's psych-rock poster boys Pond and Tame Impala, easy, but not fair. The comparisons...

Under The Radar review
23.12.15

Swedish indie pop pioneers Club 8 celebrated 20 years as a musical couple (which included several years as an actual couple) in 2015. That experience and chemistry are easy to...

Afro Monk review
23.12.15

DubCOliNG released ‘In Depth’ EP on Addictech Records on November 24th, 2015 – it’s dope.  Prepare for a 3-track journey led through funky, punchy, & heavy beats which are fused...

Under The Radar review
22.12.15

It's safe to say that in the less than two years since her old band Vivian Girls announced their official breakup, Cassie Ramone has been busy. Christmas in Reno, her first (yes...

Clash review
22.12.15

A diverse and expressive debut album...

Clash review
21.12.15

The 'Hood Billionaire' strikes back...

Afro Monk review
20.12.15

Bassline Drift is a unique duo emerging in the underground bass scene.  An enchanting fusion of heavy bass & world beat roots spark truth through angelic drones of the vocalist...

Afro Monk review
19.12.15

If you were to ask me to name some of my favorite producers, right now. I’d absolutely list Staunch. If you’ve heard me DJ in the past year you’ll probably realize I throw in at...

Under The Radar review
18.12.15

Multi-national shoegaze unit Cheatahs' latest dials down the volume for a psychedelic, textured sound that's a leap forward from their already-impressive debut album.  More

The Quietus review
17.12.15

In February 2013, Lou Doillon surprised everyone - perhaps including herself - when she walked away with "Best Female" at France's Victoires de la Musique, six months after her...

Afro Monk review
16.12.15

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve personally written a review for the website. A Path Untold is one of the few releases I actually listened too in its entirety in a long time in...

The Pier review
14.12.15

More Music More Family is a collection of songs about life—challenges, adversity and, ultimately, overcoming. This universal theme is woven throughout the album and infused with...

Under The Radar review
14.12.15

On her first solo record, Jenny Lee Lindberg of Warpaint takes the hazier, groove-ridden constituent of her band's sound and drives it further into the night time, taking her...

Under The Radar review
14.12.15

On her first solo record, Jenny Lee Lindberg of Warpaint takes the hazier, groove-ridden constituent of her band's sound and drives it further into the night time, taking her...

Under The Radar review
11.12.15

Coldplay's seventh album A Head Full of Dreams is insufferably bland at best and downright offensive at worst. Over the course of 11 tracks, Chris Martin and company repeatedly...

Clash review
11.12.15

Polite noises, sadly without bite...

The Quietus review
11.12.15

Since re-inventing herself as EMA on 2011's Past Lives Martyred Saints, Erika M. Anderson has been one of the few rock musicians to really engage on an artistic level with our...

Clash review
10.12.15

Can you separate the artist from his art?

Under The Radar review
09.12.15

In case you had forgotten: it takes just one minute and 39 seconds for John Grant, on his third solo album, to remind us of his capacity to surprise. After introducing the album...

The Quietus review
08.12.15

You can't fault the ambition. Parisian rock pop group Feu! Chatterton have been threatening an album for a good while since their formation in 2011, and now that they've finally...

The Quietus review
08.12.15

"Nothing can truly prepare you for a brush with death. The event is [a] unique one, singular to the observer." - John Baizley, BaronessIn August 2012, a month after the release of...

Clash review
22.12.15

A wonderful example of triumph over adversity...

Under The Radar review
18.12.15

Baroness' first outing on their own Abraxan Hymns imprint finds them plumbing the depths of the well of harmonic Southern-tinged prog metal they first tapped to enormous success...

Clash review
08.12.15

A mixed return from the Planet Mu producer...

The Pier review
07.12.15

Sonny Boy Williamson. Lead Belly. Robert Johnson. Howlin’ Wolf. G. Love & Special Sauce?The Blues is one of only a few things in this world that is uniquely American, yet it is a...

The Quietus review
07.12.15

Like learning how to smile again. Like remembering summer in an ice age. It can be tricky to remember how to listen anymore, how to play music for pleasure without feeling played...

The Quietus review
07.12.15

Kjetil Møster must have a head for heights. As 'Nebula And Red Giant' opens this third album from Møster's power quartet, the band leader seems to be floating in deep space free...