Tag: album

ALBUM: Public Image Limited ‘Metal Box (Super Deluxe Box Set)’

Rating: Public Image Limited’s seminal Metal Box was famously originally released in a “metal” film canister, therefore it’s slightly incongruous reviewing an umpteenth version via stream, the stark physicality of the original release in 1979’s mid-Winter a symbol of artistic…

ALBUM: Jenny Hval – ‘Blood Bitch’

I’m immediately reminded of the popular Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’ when track one of Blood Bitch – the new album from Jenny Hval – begins. Throughout ‘Ritual Awakening’, Hval’s soft yet haunted vocal add an eeriness similar to the atmosphere found…

ALBUM: Devendra Banhart ‘Ape In Pink Marble’

Rating: On first hearing it, you may find yourself describing this album as the music of the spheres, but no matter, it took some balls to make it. It refreshes parts other tracts of sound fail to reach via a…

ALBUM: Pascal Pinon – ‘Sundur’

It’s far too easy to be cynical these days, so why don’t you allow yourself to have your heart melted by the awe-inspiring new album from Pascal Pinon? The product of sisters Jófríõur and Ásthildur Ákadóttir being separated for the first times in…

ALBUM: Viola Beach ‘Viola Beach’

Rating: The youthful Warrington swagger evident on this album is reminiscent of all the great melodies that ever once swirled out of the UK’s north. Unconsciously steeped in all of them, Viola Beach was the latest in a long line…

Album: The Blondies – ‘Just Another Evening’

Berkeley band The Blondies have returned with their riveting, raw second album Just Another Evening, following their 2015 release Beautiful Lie. Title track, ‘Just Another Evening’, opens the album. Injected with piano chords and simplistic melodies resembling The Beatles, the…

ALBUM: Lovelace ‘Lands’

While constructive criticism is rarely discouraged, sometimes excessively gushy, overly positive reviews are necessary. Particularly when the review in question is of something as wholly wonderful as Lovelace’s Lands. Lovelace herself (AKA Rebecca Whitbread) is someone to look up to in…

ALBUM: MOURN ‘Ha, Ha, He.’

If new music’s dead, MOURN have grieved the loss and moved on with their stellar second album Ha, Ha, He. The Catalonian band’s influences range from post-punk, to grunge, to English Literature (the penultimate ‘Irrational Friend’ takes its chorus, “Ha. Ha. He!”…

Album: Globelamp ‘The Orange Glow’

Following a breakup and the death of her best friend, Elizabeth Le Fey (AKA Globelamp) wrote the The Orange Glow as a reflection of her year- and what a beautiful reflection it is. Within the first two tracks, Le Fey…

FOR THE RECORD: The Prodigy – The Fat Of The Land

Have you ever tried to standstill to a track by The Prodigy? It’s physically impossible. Fact. The punk rave pioneers have been creating dance worthy hit after hit since the 90’s and, thankfully, show no signs of slowing down. Gigslutz…