Tag: Album

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Rae of Light

From being longlisted on BBC Sound of 2015, to making her way on to the Billboard and the Twitter Emerging Artists chart with Unguarded, it comes as no surprise that this Blackpool-born artist has made such a name for herself. In the midst of her first UK headlining tour, singer/songwriter Rae Morris takes a few…


Review: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper – Panda Bear

The 12th of January was the much anticipated release date of Animal Collective’s front man, Noah Lennox’, fifth album. The ominously titled Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper has already incited some Abbey Road/Paul-McCartney-is-dead style theories as to whether this could be the end of Panda Bears solo career. Lennox stated the eponymous album “marked…


Uptown Special – Mark Ronson

British super-producer Mark Ronson hasn’t released an album in five years, and it seems the intention when his widely anticipated return is to pick up where Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories left off. That record was amongst the best-selling albums of 2013, and you suspect Uptown Special will enjoy similar commercial success. This latest release…

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Review: Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint

Two years have passed since the Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-up was released, and we are now met with the next instalment of this female rapper’s career. The Pinkprint, released on December 12, is the third album of female rapper pioneer, Nicki Minaj, which was met by significant acclaim around the world. Having…

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Review: Black Messiah D’Angelo and the Vanguard

As the fuzzy guitars of the opening track Ain’t That Easy wobble into life it becomes clear that a lot has happened to D’Angelo over the fourteen years since Voodoo. The slick, early 2000s production is gone in favour of grubby, live sounding instrumentation. The overarching sexual themes of his previous work yield to a…

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Review: This Is All Yours by Alt-J

Alt-J’s new album is an intricate and entrancing work of indie-rock. Following on nicely from their first album, there are clear defining links from one to the next that make the transition between them smooth and painless. Bloodflood II, the second part of the mesmerising track from the first album, is a prime example of…

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Review: Wonder Where We Land by SBTRKT

SBTRKT (Aaron Jerome) is an artist who has enjoyed considerable success since 2009 but who really took off in 2011 with his eponymous album, which featured hugely popular tracks such as Wildfire with Yukimi Nagano and Drake, as well as Hold On with Sampha. Surrounded by mystery, Jerome only performs behind the guise of a…

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Review: Syro by Aphex Twin

Few artists will have more impact on a scene in our lifetime than Richard D. James. Practically every ‘electronic musician’ (for want of a better, all-encompassing genre adjective) in the last twenty years has been influenced by him in some way, even those who make music that is nothing like his own – even Skrillex…

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