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”
Bon Iver is the pet project and brain child of American folk singer/songwriter/producer extraoidinaire Justin Vernon. He has, at the time of writing this, released three critically acclaimed albums and has his fourth effort i,i on the way; but what are his best songs? These are our top 20 Bon Iver songs:
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On his candid surprise of a sophomore album, Daniel Caesar dives into a deeper world of introspection and understanding than on his last album. CASE STUDY 01 is a generally more squeaky clean and refined listen than Freudian was, opting for more consistency rather than the obvious big hit R&B formula he achieved before.
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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”
How do you bounce back from releasing one of the most critically acclaimed albums of all time, triggering a world tour so exhausting that it causes the lead singer to have a mental breakdown and suffer from writer’s block so intense it nearly forces him to quit the band? Well, releasing the most progressive, forward-thinking album of your generation wouldn’t be a bad place to start. Kid A introduced the world to the new millennium, a digital age that nobody could truly understand; it was a game-changer in every single sense of the term. Continue reading ““I Think You’re Crazy, Maybe” – How Radiohead’s Kid A changed the landscape of 21st century music”