Reviews

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Infest The Rats’ Nest: Album Review

Right, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are absolutely fucking mental. They’ve embarked on their next genre hop and it’s thrash metal done in its purest form; basically just screaming at us for not looking after the planet. The result is enthralling, manic, thunderous and utterly absurd; but in the best kind of way. Your MCM’s favourite band could literally never be as versatile as these guys. Continue reading “King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Infest The Rats’ Nest: Album Review”

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Bon Iver – i,i: Album Review

Bon Iver’s fourth album i,i is a whirlwind 39 minutes of eccentric production and deeply personal songwriting. Justin Vernon has appeared to truly master the art of subtle artistry, confirming his status as a modern gem of the music industry and further bulking his legacy with a candid victory lap of an album. Continue reading “Bon Iver – i,i: Album Review”

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Round-Up Reviews: July 2019

In this month’s edition of Round-Up Reviews we look at some of the July 2019 releases that I didn’t get around to writing full reviews for. There’s albums from big names here, including Blood Orange, Iggy Azalea, Nas, the Dreamville record label (J. Cole, JID etc) and more! Continue reading “Round-Up Reviews: July 2019”

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Chance The Rapper – The Big Day: Album Review

Someone needs to tell Chance The Rapper that throwing eight hundred genres together onto one album doesn’t work. Chance was once one of hip-hop’s shining stars, a Kanye protégé with greatness beckoning, but this guy fell off quicker than Felix Baumgartner; creating one of the most disappointing rap albums of the decade. Continue reading “Chance The Rapper – The Big Day: Album Review”

Features

The 2019 Mercury Prize: Our Thoughts and Predictions

The annual Mercury Prize has come around again, with a professional panel of musical judges; which this year includes Stormzy and Jorja Smith, selecting the winner. Twelve nominees have been selected for the award of Best album released by a British or Irish artist over the past 12 months, but who are we backing to win? Continue reading “The 2019 Mercury Prize: Our Thoughts and Predictions”