Guitar music is something that has seen adoration for generations, with new waves of acts endlessly spilling through the door over the years. The 60s saw The Beatles and The Rolling Stones dominate, the 70s was the time of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, in the 80s it was The Smiths and The Cure, the 90s was Britpop heaven for Oasis and Blur, while the 00s saw an indie rock revolution in the form of The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys. One thing these eras all have in common is that they had chief flag bearers to be proud of, bands that defined the sound of their time. So what about now? Continue reading “Guitar music: Don’t be fooled, Rock & Roll is far from dead”
With All My Heroes Are Cornballs, JPEGMAFIA has created his masterpiece, the next bold step of the Peggy legacy. It is the greatest proof that in a corporately dominated industry, the truest forms of art come from those bold enough to tackle everything themselves, and JPEGMAFIA does exactly that with unrivalled spirit. Continue reading “JPEGMAFIA – All My Heroes Are Cornballs: Album Review”
On his latest album, Post Malone does little to set the world alight and convince me that he is anything more than the final boss that connects the worlds of pop and hip-hop to form a terrifying commercial monster. There’s good songs, obviously, he’s far too talented to do much different; but it’s his most uninspired effort to date. The locals will love it but it doesn’t do an awful lot for me.
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This month has seen some of rap’s biggest stars and pop music’s most polarising enigmas drop new albums, as well as some band called Slipknot coming back? Here are August 2019’s Round-Up Reviews for projects from the likes of Young Thug, Kano, Rick Ross, Clairo and, of course, the aforementioned Slipknot. Continue reading “Round-Up Reviews: August 2019”
There are moments of haunting serenity, larger than life atmospheres and bold soundscapes; it is quite simply the best work of Lana Del Rey’s career. She has always been somewhat polarising in her style, but rarely has she found herself this captivating. Norman Fucking Rockwell is LDR’s magnum opus, an Art Pop album we will celebrate for years to come. Continue reading “Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!: Album Review”