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Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost: Parts 1 & 2 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”

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Guitar music: Don’t be fooled, Rock & Roll is far from dead

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”

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Infest The Rats’ Nest: Album Review

Right, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are absolutely fucking mental. They’ve embarked on their next genre hop and it’s thrash metal done in its purest form; basically just screaming at us for not looking after the planet. The result is enthralling, manic, thunderous and utterly absurd; but in the best kind of way. Your MCM’s favourite band could literally never be as versatile as these guys. Continue reading “King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Infest The Rats’ Nest: Album Review”

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Ranking Queens Of The Stone Age’s Albums

Queens of the Stone Age: one of the most consistent and essential rock bands of the last thirty years. The innovation and god-like swagger of frontman and founder Josh Homme makes them an unmistakable outfit, not to mention the multiple classic albums they have under their belt. Now over twenty years into their careers as a band, how do their albums rank alongside each other? Here are Queens of the Stone Age’s albums ranked from worst to best:
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Top 40 Foals Songs

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”