On his third solo album ANIMA, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke continues to glide through a dystopian universe with the use of glitchy electronics and watertight production. It is a broad spectrum of sound, vivid imagination and a harrowing reality of a society in turmoil; all forming together to create the best solo project of Yorke’s career. Continue reading “Thom Yorke – ANIMA: Album Review”
Skepta’s fifth studio album is his most polished and refined effort to date, opting for vastly expressive production and introspective lyrics while still managing to maintain that cutting edge braggadocio that made him a grime legend. Ignorance Is Bliss feels like the work of a veteran who simply refuses to settle; still pioneering change and artistically developing over a decade after his inception. Continue reading “Skepta – Ignorance Is Bliss: Album Review”
Injury Reserve have been bubbling under the surface of hip-hop for a few years now, dropping eclectic and socially aware mixtapes that just so happen to go hard as fuck. On their debut album the trio continue their rise to prominence with a fresh set of clever ideas, hilarious metaphors, abstract production and some deeply personal meaning. If you don’t know about them, here is the perfect place to start.
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On his unapologetic debut album, Northampton rapper slowthai enters the echelons of working class musical hero that blatantly inspired his gritty sound; using brutality and admirable honesty to tell us all candidly that there is Nothing Great About Britain. Continue reading “slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain: Album Review”
On The Balcony, Catfish and the Bottlemen announce themselves as a big emerging British band with a collection of simplistic but catchy anthems designed for singalong moments at live shows. For a debut album this is a solid effort and I’m excited to see what they’ve got nex…….. wait, this isn’t The Balcony?
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