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Clash review
11.09.14

Stunning music from a bleak state of mind...

Insound review
09.09.14

Recorded in Tricky’s home studio in London, Adrian Thaws is a musically adventurous project and collaborators on the album include Francesca Belmonte, Nneka, Mykki Blanco, Bella...

Clash review
25.09.14

Restless, furiously inventive and resolutely original...

NME review
15.09.14

Trip-hop hero continues his drunken iPod selection approach to albums on inconsistent new offering

Spotinews recomendation
13.09.14

Hi again. I finally gave the new Tricky album a listen and I liked it. Genre: alternative/electronic. Enjoy! (Note: Different version for most users available here.) Tricky...

Under The Radar review
11.09.14

It would be easy to relegate this Bristol-bred emcee to a very compartmentalized and sometimes incorrect intellectual place—"trip hop," "Bristol sound," and "ex-Massive Attack...

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...

The Pier review
11.08.14

In many ways, SOJA stayed true to their formula on Amid the Noise and Haste. Let’s see, two parts passionate, social commentary. Check. Familiar reggae melodies; got that too. But...

NME review
11.08.14

Tahliah Barnett's debut impresses with its futuristic vision of R&B

The Quietus review
15.08.14

Legion and lamentable are the reviews of female artists written by male music critics in which their hands appear to have drifted away from the keyboard for an energetic thigh rub...

Under The Radar review
15.08.14

If it weren't for the very self-explanatory name LP1, you'd be forgiven for not believing it was British singer/producer FKA twigs' debut album. Rarely does a young artist make...

Insound review
12.08.14

FKA twigs is a London-based producer, singer, songwriter, video director, classically trained ballerina, and choreographer. Although Twigs (as her friends call her) has only...

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...

Spotinews recomendation
09.07.14

Hi. I enjoyed the new album by pop singer-songwriter Sia. Read some reviews and enjoy! Sia – 1000 Forms of FearFiled under: 2014, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
24.07.14

Captivating, powerful pop...

The Quietus review
07.07.14

There exists a neon-lit demimonde of late night bars, rain spattered streets, sleaze and danger where unmade beds in lonely rooms are encrusted with dried out bodily fluids and...

NME review
02.07.14

US folk-pop group can't live up to the quality set by their neighbour Justin Vernon

Insound review
17.06.14

Some of the best things in life come in pairs, peanut butter and jelly, fish n chips, cheese and wine, DJ Vadim and dancehall reggae! This may raise an eyebrow or two as Russian...

Under The Radar review
09.06.14

For the last couple of years, Oxford-via-London quartet Glass Animals has wooed listeners with a steady stream of singles and remixes. "Psylla" and "Black Mambo" exhibited a sound...

Clash review
16.07.14

Blessed with musical facets that will blind you with their splendour...

The Quietus review
19.06.14

When I interviewed Glass Animals in 2012, there was very little information about them available. So, instead of doing any real journalism, I asked questions like "If you had your...

NME review
09.06.14

Intelligent but heartfelt tropical indie from the Oxford quartet

NME review
27.05.14

London group Archive's eighth attempt fails to push the envelope

Under The Radar review
16.05.14

ukimi Nagano's voice is a force of nature, but not in the way you might think. As the frontwoman for Sweden's Little Dragon, Nagano has a smoky, sultry R&B voice that is instantly...

NME review
19.05.14

The Swedes show glittering ambition on their fourth album

Spotinews recomendation
18.05.14

Hey. I just wrote a post about an album that I already wrote about 6 months ago so that post had to go. Now I try again: here is the new album by Little Dragon. Genre: electronic...

Punk News review
15.05.14

New Jersey's emo-rock outfit the Progress paved the way for Evan Weiss to lay roots with Into It. Over It. Years later, another member from that band, in guitarist Eric McNelis...

Clash review
12.05.14

Background music for the clink of Martini glasses...

Spotinews recomendation
05.05.14

Morning. It’s a new week and here is the new album by Samaris. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! (Note: US release date is next week.) Samaris – SilkidrangarFiled under: 2014, Electronic

NME review
12.05.14

Reykjavik band bring Icelandic charm to electronic pop

NME review
21.04.14

Danish synth rock trio beguile on their return

The Quietus review
13.05.14

When bands reform these days, it's tacitly (or sometimes openly) acknowledged that the primary motivation is to enjoy the payday they missed first time round or more cynically, to...

Under The Radar review
11.04.14

Two albums deep with pop outfit Chairlift, Caroline Polachek has become one of pop's go-to girls for upping a song's seductive power. (See her work with Washed Out, Delorean, and...

NME review
21.04.14

Chairlift's Caroline Polachek gets personal on her solo debut

Clash review
10.04.14

Garage rhythms and whispers of jungle meet organs from imagined cathedrals…

The Line of Best Fit review
08.04.14

With David Lynch on board, Chrysta Bell’s debut is a hazy journey with a bright destination (but one that may induce an “are we nearly there yet?” or two).

Insound review
08.04.14

Boozoo Bajou get better and better. It’s now more than 12 years since the duo of Peter Heider and Florian Seyberth first put out a record, and 16 since their project began - and...

The Line of Best Fit review
18.02.14

Despite some bright moments, the album drifts by rather aimlessly without hitting its mark or leaving much of a lasting impression.

Under The Radar review
19.02.14

Voices is Phantogram's full-length follow up to 2009's Eyelid Movies (EPs have been released in the interim), and the Saratoga Springs duo stays true to its layered, beat-driven...

Insound review
11.02.14

One of the most beloved and critically-acclaimed bands of the late 90s, Cibo Matto pioneered post-genre freakout long before the digital shuffle. Spiking their artful pop songs...

Under The Radar review
14.02.14

Cibo Matto break their 15-year hiatus following Stereo Type A with this return album on former member Sean Lennon's Chimera label. Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda have kept themselves...

The Quietus review
14.02.14

Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda have never been ones to go with the flow. Their 1996 debut album, Viva! La Woman, was a food-obsessed avant-rap record that dared to be ridiculous at...

Insound review
03.12.13

Revolution is Diplo’s follow up to the meme-defining Express Yourself EP. Teaming up with an all new cast of friends including Mike Posner, RiFF Raff, Travis Porter, Action...

Resident Advisor review
15.10.13

Singers teaming up with forward-thinking dance producers to make pure pop has become a trend—think of Jessie Ware and Julio Bashmore, or Katy B and Geeneus. But the idea of that...

Clash review
19.09.13

Offers up the wiles and wisdom of a neighbourhood good guy...

Resident Advisor review
27.09.13

It's fair to say that George Evelyn has earned the right to be feelin' good. After helping define the early days of Warp with his experimental bleep techno, the one constant...

Spotinews recomendation
10.09.13

Hello friends. From a very recent Spotify update comes the delicate new album by Icelandic singer-songwriter Emiliana Torrini. Enjoy! Emilíana Torrini – Tookah Filed under: 2013...

Clash review
13.09.13

Something magical and mystical...

Under The Radar review
06.09.13

Goldfrapp's sixth full-length can be boiled down to a simple equation: guitar, strings, and frontwoman Alison Goldfrapp's ethereal soprano. It can also be reduced to a catchy band...

Spotinews recomendation
11.09.13

Good evening. The slow-paced, beautiful new Goldfrapp album was added to Spotify some days back. Genre: ambient/electronic. Enjoy! (Note: US version here, version for GB and IE...

NME review
09.09.13

Time to plug the machines back in

The Quietus review
09.09.13

Few artists possess the chutzpah and imagination to perennially reinvent themselves as successfully as Goldfrapp have done in a career encompassing baroque torch song balladry...

Spotinews recomendation
28.08.13

Hey there. From a very recent Spotify update comes the sparkling debut album by Party Supplies. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Party Supplies – Tough Love Filed under: 2013, Electronic