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The Line of Best Fit review
18.04.14

A thick, rich record of stylistically diverse hip hop that stands to annoy as many as is delights.

Punk News review
27.03.14

Invoking the spirit of many genres, ranging from ska to soft jazz to progressive metal, French seven piece Drunksouls show no limits to their creativity. With the release of their...

Insound review
11.03.14

Eleventh album from the quintet with 15 brand new studio tracks.

The Pier review
03.03.14

In most ways Apocalypse Whenever feels like your standard rock-reggae album, full of catchy, sing along choruses and socially conscious themes. The album combines “end of days...

AudioCred review
26.02.14

Diplo and Switch’s dancehall project, Major Lazer, delighted me with Guns Don’t Kill People, Lazers Do, and they’ve continued to surprise me ever since. Their latest EP...

The Line of Best Fit review
14.02.14

An album that’s at times pretty special, but at others just a little too obvious to stand out amidst the current psych-rock melee.

The Quietus review
12.02.14

Lee "Scratch" Perry is widely recognised as being one of the most significant musical innovators of his time, a force majeure in terms of influence and scope. There seems hardly...

Afro Monk review
29.01.14

Dub FX has been on my radar since day one… I remember seeing ridiculous videos of him absolutely killing it busking back in the day. He (deservedly) became a worldwide phenomenon...

The Pier review
21.01.14

We Are Electric is a blend of The Script-sounding pop, Kings of Leon-sounding alt-rock, and hints of country and reggae. There is nothing about We Are Electric that is original...

The Pier review
26.11.13

Alborosie’s approach of total immersion into Reggae drove this Italian born singer to live in the hills of Jamaica, buy up old studio gear from some of the legends of Kingston...

The Pier review
04.11.13

After listening to Anuhea’s Butterflies, she is a naturally talented and gifted performer with a humble presence and personality. Through all of the tracks, you can hear a...

Insound review
24.09.13

10 Ft. Ganja Plant is back with a followup to last year's critically acclaimed instrumental album. Skycatcjer sees 'The Plant' doing what they do best...infusing that old school...

The Pier review
02.09.13

When I received this record for review, I was not really stoked on having to listen to a Pepper album, until I could formulate an unbiased opinion on a band that quite honestly, I...

Resident Advisor review
22.08.13

Colin McBean has had pretty much the same sound for nearly 15 years, which is much more of an achievement than it might sound like. His hard and dusty style of house has fallen in...

The Pier review
19.08.13

After giving Cali Love a few listens, I haven’t quite found how to categorize it. With sounds of r&b, soul and reggae, this album puts ukuleles next to keyboards on top of smooth...

The Pier review
19.08.13

Hawai’i ’13 is exactly what you’d expect from The Green—killer vocals, strong songwriting and quality production. Hawai’i ’13 begins and ends with a chant. The listener is...

Punk News review
12.08.13

Back in 2011, I walked into a club and was struck dumb by the vocals that accosted me. The voice belonged to Reb Elle of the Cardiff-based roots / reggae / ska band Dirty...

The Pier review
29.07.13

This is an easy album to like & commit to, plus it’s only nine songs which is one of my favorite things about this album. A lot of bands are releasing new music this year with 15...

Clash review
26.07.13

Uniquely British reggae sounds...

Insound review
11.07.13

"... Live is such a stunner because the basic inimitable qualities are still here: the unbelievable overload attack, the crashing power riffs, the stop-start precision marveled at...

The Pier review
08.07.13

Automatic is diverse, refreshing and full of welcomed surprises. The boundary pushing album is a wide mix of genres, including rock, country, reggae, R&B, dub, island and 1980?s...

The Pier review
01.07.13

“Live at Random Hall” is raw, authentic and alive. The live set from McHugh and company combines several genres, including singer songwriter, punk, reggae, hip hop and dub. The...

The Pier review
01.07.13

I gave Pineapple Grenade a few rotations and reminiscence occurred that I was listening to something out of the 90’s punk scene. With a blend of mainly punk, alternative and a...

The Pier review
24.06.13

“Here Comes The Kings” is catchy, fun and full of life. The album features nine brand new tracks, and three from 2012’s The Return, EP including “Love Stoned,” “Stand Up” and “The...

The Pier review
10.06.13

On an album complete with an array of vocal styles, Camp Fire delivers listeners with Katherine Ramirez’s smooth sound, while Cootdog takes over the emcee role. The two play off...

The Pier review
20.05.13

If I use a handful of words to describe La Si Dah, they are “diverse,” “personal” and “catchy-as-hell!” The record features three instrumental tracks, two covers and a diverse mix...

The Pier review
13.05.13

Hybrid is the true definition of Relentless. Thrive is able to put together an album that has a very adaptive rhythm and blues element, mixed in with a classical reggae vibe that...

The Pier review
07.05.13

While pulsating their vintage Latin alternative sound, Fayuca gives their audience a ten track album that sticks more with a punk rock, then reggaetone performance. The trio goes...

The Pier review
29.04.13

Just like the band, this album is a mixed bag of treats that tastes like twelve different flavors. With plenty of features from artists such as Smally, Jeff Richie, Chris King...

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