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The Pier review
16.05.17

To say Passafire had big shoes to fill and heightened expectations from their fans in follow-up to their release of Vines in 2013 would be an understatement. With each release...

The Pier review
09.11.16

I doubt Rebelution ever felt they had anything to prove on Falling into Place, but I was looking for a quick rebound from the overall lackluster performance on their last album...

Clash review
02.11.16

Two unique talents combine to focus on something rather special...

The Pier review
14.07.15

Giant Panda returns to their americana and country roots on Bright Days. The album is an impressive sequel to 2012’s Country, with influences that range from The Band, Grateful...

The Pier review
16.03.15

The album starts off strong with a catchy horn line that introduces the listener to the overall feel of the album, which is relaxed and laid back. Karim Israel’s section in the...

The Pier review
26.01.15

Oh Canada, thank you for this album. While many bands have adopted an alternative/hip-hop sound, a la Beastie Boys or Linkin Park, few successfully maintain this multi-genre sound...

The Pier review
20.08.14

Rebelution’s new album, Count Me In, is a good sequel to the band’s previous effort, Peace of Mind. The band does not really deviate from their signature style of groovy bass...

NME review
19.05.14

Texan trio go gooey-eyed on their third effort

Spotinews recomendation
08.07.13

Hello. The stellar new album by Part Time was just added to Spotify. Genre: electronic/pop. Enjoy! (US listeners as usual have to wait until tomorrow!) Part Time – PDA Filed under...

AudioCred review
20.07.13

Eternally chill crooner David Speck channels dreamy nostalgia in Part Time’s suave new sophomore effort, PDA. A soundtrack of spacey synths, lonely pop melodies, and an all-over...

NME review
09.07.13

David Speck's music is so highly derivative of Pink’s Z-movie karaoke that it feels mechanical.

Spin review
02.07.13

EDM festival kingpin attempts a lousy, pointless DJ Shadow impersonation.

The Line of Best Fit review
16.05.13

The Austin trio's new record still packs the same textured musical punch, it just draws from a deeper, more vulnerable source.

NME review
22.05.13

Stares you in the eye until things get uncomfortable

AudioCred review
23.04.13

There exist a certain class of entertainer-celebrities whose every move represents a significant addition to their brand. Their ability to produce interesting or exciting music...

NME review
07.05.13

A touristy package holiday through Jamaican dub history

The Pier review
07.05.13

“Reincarnated” is an attempt by Snoop Lion to transform himself from the gun-touting, violence-condoning, ho-slapping, gin-and-juice drinking gangsta rapper, to the anti-violence...

Spin review
02.05.13

Wayward reggae conversion could be a whole lot better, and/or funnier

XLR8R review
23.04.13

The accompanying press release for the lead single off Will Saul's forthcoming Getting Closer LP, a first offering under his freshly minted Close alias, is a curious one. "The new...

The Line of Best Fit review
03.08.12

Cameras' dichotomous debut is bold and brave, poised and often strong. The compositions are lavish and intricate, the commitment not in doubt, but the songs sometimes fall short...

The Pier review
14.02.12

The release of the Hypnotized EP has sent a jolt through the reggae scene in early 2012. The rhythmically driven collage charted at #10 on the ITunes reggae charts in its first...

The Pier review
31.01.12

If you are a fan of head-bouncing funky bass lines, the dub album will exceed expectations, and expand your horizons of what true dub music should sound like. The contrast from...

The Line of Best Fit review
24.11.11

Pure X's debut channels the stoned spirit of psychedelia through the prism of shoegaze, a hazy journey accompanied by meandering guitar lines and echoing bass. If you've got a...

The Pier review
22.10.11

“Start From Scratch is sounding like album of the year. I was really impressed.”“Hearing Dimming Sky made my day so much better. Definitely gonna be up for Album of The Year...