albums

David Bowie – No Plan

There is no question that it is hard to objectively analyse a posthumously released album by someone as big as David Bowie. Does the audience want to hear something new? Something classic? What are these impossible expectations? It probably is to...

The XX – I See You

From the moment you hear the heraldic brass motif of the opening track ‘Dangerous’, you know that The xx’s third album I See You is going to be an innovation. The trumpet flare signals both an evolution from their former work as well as a...

Brian Jamestown Massacre – Third World Pyramid

“The foundation of the pyramid is under the desert sand, and never sees a starry sky”: Anton Newcombe embodies his own quote. The creative and spiritual father of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, has for over 25 years forged a streaming genre...

Roman Flügel – All the Right Noises

The fundamental duality of electronic music lies in the fact that while being crowd-orientated in nature, it still insists on being artistically expressive. A consequence of this is that higher-brow ‘IDM,’ or ‘Intelligent Dance Music,’...

Hinds – Holograma

Madrid quartet Hinds’ new single consists of two covers, ‘When It Comes to You’ (Dead Ghosts) and ‘Holograma’ (Los Nastys). ‘Holograma’ was first released in 2014 by Los Nastys, who are also from Madrid. It also happens to be the...

The Naked and Famous – Simple Forms

On this latest release, the New Zealand quintet are staying true to their synth-pop origins, although they seem to be making a bid for freedom from the indie tag that sometimes accompanies the genre. Simple Forms has largely relegated to the...

Kings of Leon – Walls

Kings of Leon are one of those unfortunate bands who peaked too early. Whenever they release something new I am usually left listening to their seminal debut Youth & Young Manhood. I did my best to forget that album before listening to this one,...

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