Reviews

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”

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Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project: Album Review

On his new album, a collaborative effort with some of the most intriguing names in modern hip-hop and pop music, Ed Sheeran flops. Really, really hard. It sounds like he has held each of these featured artists at gun point and forced them to record a verse or hook for him. It’s a real shame because this could have been great; a daring crossover between Ed’s acoustic catchy pop flavours and the rich sounds of grime and rap. We were instead given a dumpster fire with next to no redeeming features. Yikes. Continue reading “Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project: Album Review”