Category: Album Reviews

Kanye West “Yeezus” – Album Review

Breaking bread with hip-hop’s statesman Time and time again articles are written about ‘the state of hip-hop’, seamlessly regurgitating disillusionment and spite in the face of an ever-changing genre that never seems to satisfy critics and fans. Hip-hop is a…

Solar Year – “Waverly” – Album Review

Is there any other country on the planet currently producing such consistently forward thinking electronica as Canada? With the release of their stunningly atmospheric debut LP Waverly, Solar Year continue to blaze the trail currently being furrowed by compatriots Doldrums,…

Tripwires – ‘Spacehopper’ Album Review

Although the title, ‘Spacehopper’, may evoke images of bopping about the garden on a giant, orange ball, it turns out that Tripwires gave their debut album this name purely because they liked the word for its own sake and comedic…

David Lynch – “The Big Dream” Album Review

When David Lynch announced back in 2010 that he would release his first album, ‘Crazy Clown Time’ the following year at the ripe age of 65, there was a fair degree of surprise. That’s no discredit to older musicians; one…

Jagwar Ma “Howlin” – Album Review

As a proud Englishman, I have to say I am confused. Australian dance-rock outfit Jagwar Ma have delivered one of the best debut albums of 2013 and it has tripped some synapses, crossed wires in my brain and left me…

Beady Eye – “BE” Album Review

The language of press releases is often unforgiving, sometimes deliberately obfuscating and always littered with well-worn phrases that never really signify anything of the sound you will hear when the music plays out of your speakers. If a record is…

QOTSA Album Review – Like Clockwork

BANG ON TIME A drunken hit-man is still deadly. He may sway a little and his feet will look unsure but rest assured he will take you out using nothing more than the toe-nail clippers in your bathroom. Only the…