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More than just a concept

The term ‘concept album’ is a very broad one, so broad in fact that if you went to extremes you could probably argue any album as being one. Woody Guthrie’s ‘Dust Bowl Ballads’ from 1940 is probably the oldest example of a group of tracks linked by concept, in this case, the Dust Bowl. Surprisingly,…

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Kanye West- Jesus Is King Album Review

An artist such as Kanye West needs no introduction. He is one of the most critically and commercially successful hip-hop artists of all time, with all his albums- except for possibly the 2018 release ye- being heralded as classics. After the cancellation of Yandhi last year, Kanye reworked the unreleased album into this new body…

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King Nun at the LCR

King Nun, originating from London, is pretty hard to define. Their earlier stuff was pretty inarguably punk, but now they have a more complex and non-specific location within rock music, with alt-rock, indie-rock, and a few other terms being tossed around, but none nailing down the unique-ness of their personal brand of loud, lyrical, intense…

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Nick Cave, Ghosteen: haunted by wonder

“Once there was a song, the song yearned to be sung…” Thus opens Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ latest album; we begin with a reference to Elvis Presley, who is something of a recurring theme for the Australian rock band, having been the subject of songs such as ‘Tupelo’. Yet there is nothing routine…

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Chromatics – Closer to Grey Review

For the past decade and a half, Chromatics have made throaty, whispered synth-pop albums that stick around. Compared to the rest of their esteemed catalogue, Closer to Grey is not entirely innovative, but it manages to raise the Goosebumps often enough. Old fans will find all the reliable elements here—vocalist Ruth Radelet’s smoky, inscrutable vocals;…

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