Five years after her mind-bending, earth-shattering debut, FKA Twigs has brought us MAGDALENE, a sophomore studio album so immersive and shimmering that it could only come from Tahliah Barnett; the world’s most kaleidoscopic popstar.
A nod to a Christian re-awakening or a cry for help? It’s never easy to tell what truly goes on inside the mind of mercurial superstar Kanye West, but one thing that is certain is that he’s found his next obsession; and luckily he could’ve picked a worse one than devotion to faith.
A vast change of pace and direction from 2016’s maniacal Atrocity Exhibition, Danny Brown’s fifth studio album uknowhatimsayin¿ sees the Detroit rapper in a more content state than ever. There’s still that same old quirk and comedy to his lyrics, but this time they’re reflective, progressive and hopeful rather than brash and unnerving. Continue reading “Danny Brown – uknowhatimsayin¿: Album Review”
With this double-length effort, the fifth and sixth albums of the Oxfordshire band’s career, Foals have propelled themselves into the literal world of rock stardom and the figurative world of dystopian fear. Their rallying cries to save the planet before it’s too late can be heard not just on the musical surface of brilliance, but also the humanitarian level of modern society. It’s something that many of us have known for a while, but now the message is loud and clear for us all to see: Foals are one of the best bands of their generation. Continue reading “Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Parts 1 & 2 Album Review”
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”