Category: Album Reviews

ALBUM: Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – ‘Human’

Rag ’n’ Bone Man’s new album, Human is a fantastic combination of Rory Graham’s incredibly soulful voice, mixed with modern beats which echo his earlier days of making hip-hop. The album is packed full of authentic beats alluding to genres ranging…

ALBUM: Davey Hal – ‘Materials Logic’

Southend-based songwriter Davey Hal has released his debut album Materials Logic; and it’s an experimental, unusual, but beautiful first offering. Not many records can fuse Jazz, Folk, and alternative concepts together effectively; but on Materials Logic Davey seems to have found a…

ALBUM REVIEW: The Blue Aeroplanes ‘Welcome. Stranger!’

Six years on from the last LP Anti-Gravity, indie-doyens The Blue Aeroplanes return with their inimitable Bristolian ‘swagger’ and increased ‘beatsongs’. Contemporaries) of REM-embers Stipe and Mills (1991’s seminal album Swagger a favourite) and glumbient sorrow-foragers Radiohead the past year…

Album: Dearly Beloved – ‘Admission’

Dearly Beloved have been flying the flag for up and coming hard rock bands in Canada since 2006, and their new album Admission shows us why. Listening to this album is a bit like going in a time machine; on…

ALBUM: Rumer ‘This Girl’s In Love’

Rating: Having bursted onto the Retro-Pop scene just a little too late behind the likes of Duffy and Amy Winehouse in 2010, Rumer’s intimate first single ‘Slow’ took a less-than-deserved 16th place in the charts and sank from there –…

ALBUM: Simple Minds ‘Acoustic’

Rating: There seems to be a new trend in acoustic albums. Not since the heyday of MTV Unplugged has there been such an interest in having the hits stripped back. Status Quo are on their second and UB40 have just…

ALBUM: Blossoms – Blossoms (Extended Edition)

Rating:   Blossoms released their debut album back in August which, as expected, became the biggest selling debut of 2016 so far. As all die-hard Blossoms fans will know, they had a great repertoire of EPs and singles before their…