The story of The 1975 is a story of defying expectations. The Wilmslow quartet- consisting of drummer George Daniel, guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald and frontman Matty Healy- have been a band for 16 years after meeting in high school, and their road to becoming one of the most important acts of this decade has certainly not been an easy one.
50 years ago Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr brought out their self titled White Album. Half a century is a mighty long time, but when an album as advanced and progressive as this comes along; time is flagged as nothing but a social construct. The Beatles created a soundscape that will live in infamy, paving the way for progression in the industry with a 30 song, 90 minute monster of an album that is rightfully regarded as one of the greatest ever. The White Album is troubled art, it’s less Picasso and more Jackson Pollock; less Mona Lisa and more Composition VII. Continue reading “The Beatles – The Beatles (The White Album): Classic Review”
This album sounds like the scribblings of a deranged Scientologist, as Muse opt for weird and dorky rather than quality content. Matt Bellamy reached for the stars on Simulation Theory, presumably in the hope he could land on a UFO, but instead he ended up six feet under the musical surface; killing his band and any shred of credibility he had left in the process. Continue reading “Muse – Simulation Theory: Album Review”
Kings of Leon are a real family matter of a band, consisting of brothers and cousins of the Followill family from Tennessee. They have had a long and illustrious career since forming in 2000 and their rock blend has become somewhat of a staple soundtrack of the 2000s. Here are their seven studio albums ranked from worst to best, spanning over a 13 year period. Continue reading “Ranking Kings of Leon’s Albums”
As far as I see it, there isn’t a more underrated band in the history of the music business for what they have accomplished in their time and the sound they created, The Cure really were trendsetters in every sense of the word, both sonically and aesthetically. Continue reading “Just Like Heaven: The Cure and their turbulent rise to new-wave stardom”