On his latest solo release, The Verve’s frontman Richard Ashcroft sounds as worn out and beaten as the genre he blossomed from. It takes a special kind of man to release an album so littered with entitlement, but Ashcroft managed that with absolute ease on Natural Rebel; perhaps all those days he spent looking at himself in the mirror and doing cocaine to pretend he’s cool have caught up with the once idolised songwriter. Continue reading “Richard Ashcroft – Natural Rebel: Album Review”
Trench is very much a direct successor to Blurryface, inheriting familiar conceptual characters, as well as treading on similarly delicate topics, and then some.
The word “important” is thrown around so frivolously in recent times, that to use it in relation to this album almost feels like doing it a disservice. But this album is so poignant and necessary that I feel like I need to tell everyone to listen.
2015 would be an important year in the timeline of Odd Future. Tyler would release his third studio album titled Cherry Bomb. The release was met with some quite mixed reviews, some praising the album for it’s diversity while some critiqued it’s overall layout, where do we stand on the album three years on? Continue reading “Classic Album Review: Tyler, the Creator – Cherry Bomb”
Death Grips’ third studio album and fourth project was an absolute mess, but in the best kind of way. They took off any remaining shackles they may have had and did exactly what they wanted to do, even if that meant it wasn’t going to be for everyone. Continue reading “Classic Album Review: Death Grips – Government Plates”