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”
Oxford’s finest, Foals are one of Britain’s most consistently impressive bands of our generation; an act that can unite people years and years apart in age. Ever since the band’s math rock beginnings of Antidotes in 2008, right through the dreamwave atmospheres of Total Life Forever in 2010, past the stadium rock styles of Holy Fire in 2013, the gritty Rockstar aesthetic of What Went Down in 2015, all the way up to the prog-rock podiums of Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost in 2019; Foals have remained a truly unmissable music act. Here are their top 40 songs according to us: Continue reading “Top 40 Foals Songs”
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”
We’re halfway through 2019, so it’s time to look back at some of the best singles to be released so far this year! We’ve got pop bangers, emotional slow jams and hip-hop masterstrokes for you. Continue reading “Top 20 Singles of 2019… So Far”
2019 has been a stellar musical year thus far, seeing rising stars embark on instant classic debut albums, seasoned veterans return to a heroes welcome and innovative minds delving into even weirder avenues of experimentation. In a half-year where music from Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Tyler The Creator and even the Jonas Brothers has come out; what has made the cut for our list of the best albums so far this year?
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