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The Quietus review
10.12.14

Forever never seems that long until you're grown, and after 21 years the Wu-Tang's claim to immortality is under heavy questioning. It's been a full seven years since their last...

Clash review
01.12.14

An impressive performance from a singer still riding high…

The Quietus review
15.12.14

FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is just another tragic part of the human condition. That burning desire to go to every show, to experience what "everyone" else is experiencing, can be...

Clash review
19.11.14

A heavy, mysterious air that hangs with deadly beauty…

Clash review
12.11.14

Never less than entirely entertaining, and much better than expected...

The Quietus review
19.12.14

"Check my watch / I had the future in my pocket / But I lost it when I gave it to you," sings Azealia Banks on 'Chasing Time', a ticker-tape parade of a breakup song that's tucked...

Clash review
03.11.14

Grime's godfather returns...

XLR8R review
28.10.14

When plotting artists' development, most seem to follow a smooth, upward trendline in which talent, songwriting, and personal voice are all developed in unison. However, on...

Clash review
27.10.14

An album of consistent quality and effortless personality…

TapeFear recommendation
14.10.14

A gorgeous new moody EP from S.Maharba.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

A gorgeous new moody EP from S.Maharba.

Clash review
09.10.14

Has one of hip-hop’s ultimate superheroes finally met his match?

Under The Radar review
08.10.14

Connections are growing into a distinctive sound, away from the classic-era Guided By Voices vibe they cultivated early on. More

TapeFear recommendation
06.10.14

Anenon's sophomore sax infused electronic LP.

XLR8R review
06.10.14

Steven Ellison has been preoccupied with death for a long time. Before his latest LP as Flying Lotus, he released Until the Quiet Comes—a title which seems pretty self-explanatory...

Under The Radar review
14.10.14

Steve Ellison, better known as Flying Lotus, makes music that sounds like a melodic car crash of ideas. Each song finds jazz, hip-hop, R&B, forward-thinking electronica, and pop...

NME review
30.09.14

Fresh from working with Kanye West on 'Yeezus', the Glaswegian finds time to go it alone

NME review
03.12.14

Fresh from working with Kanye West on 'Yeezus', the Glaswegian finds time to go it alone

Clash review
25.09.14

A tame third album from the Hackney rapper...

Insound review
12.09.14

A graduate of the University of North Texas, Lecrae now resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and children. With a musically evolving and successful discography, co-ownership of a...

Insound review
09.09.14

What would Gravity’s Rainbow sound like as a rap album? Here is an album which, if we may, reminds the listener of their whispered allegiances to fundamental realities. The...

Clash review
16.09.14

Cult rapper's latest plays to his commendable strengths...

Insound review
02.09.14

Zeus returns with the unapologetically titled Classic Zeus , resuming its affair with timeless melody, vintage ambience, and instant future classicism. Classic Zeus is the band's...

Under The Radar review
28.08.14

Listening to Diplo's Random White Dude Be Everywhere "greatest hits" compilation feels like being in a ginormous cement rave hall with the only light show being green lasers—basic...

Insound review
25.08.14

MNDSGN (pronounced Mind Design) is a prolific beat maker who is an integral part of the LA beat scene. With an impressive online presence, MNDSGN is releasing his physical debut...

Insound review
25.08.14

2014 is the 20th anniversary of Tical , the debut solo album of Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man, released November 15, 1994, on Def Jam Records. It was the first Wu-Tang solo album...

Clash review
20.08.14

The narrative is surly, but his soundtrack is clear…

Insound review
19.08.14

Buddy, the evolving collection of Los Angeles-based musicians lead by a man named Buddy, returns with their sophomore release and with it a subtle transformation from cinematic...

Insound review
12.08.14

Dilated Peoples' new album Directors of Photography.

Insound review
05.08.14

Your favorite ‘random white dude’ has been on a music tirade. From the meme-inspiring NOLA bounce tune “Express Yourself,” to “Boy Oh Boy” which took over stages and social media...

Insound review
05.08.14

A concerto takes an audience on a journey in multiple movements through contrast between instruments. It can only be achieved by those who have mastered their craft. Amp Live...

NME review
28.07.14

Palaceer Lazaro's second album of conscious hip-hop is weird, funky, spiritual and futuristic

The Quietus review
08.08.14

It's so easy to assume that just because we don't quite grasp an album the first time round, it's cleverer than us and, therefore, brilliant. Shabazz Palaces' first LP, Black Up...

Insound review
22.07.14

Freeman is Aaron Freeman's first album of original material since disbanding Ween and getting sober, but it's not a record mired in its maker's private struggles. It's a...