This is the beginning of a new segment for this blog, where I go over a lot of the notable singles of the previous week and tell you what's good. I also squeeze in what's bad and what's especially shit, free of charge. Think of it as your own personal quality control service. Weekly. You're… Continue reading The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Singles Roundup (September 18th)
Same shtick, different day from Taylor Swift.
Dizzee Rascal is back, with an album full of talent that belies his time away from the game.
Tyler, the Creator has always carried an air of controversy and brashness within his discography that his fairly beige stage name belies. Even though each album since his first solo project Bastard has, to an extent, watered itself down to a more commercial and ‘nice’ feel, the content that the former Odd Future frontman has in… Continue reading Tyler, the Creator – (Scum Fuck) Flower Boy – Review
Calvin Harris. The summer God of music himself. The man, for whatever he doth touch become instant summer banger, is back again, although he takes a backseat vocally for the brilliantly named Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. His brave new approach is not without fault, nor however should it go without praise. Piano introduction of… Continue reading Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 – Review
Over 20 years since his debut, and amid an ever-changing music game, Jay Z keeps on going. His first major release since the birth and (debatable) growth of Tidal is here in 4:44. After a number of difficult to love releases, stretching back into the last decade, and with very little fanfare surrounding the album’s… Continue reading Jay Z – 4:44 – Review
Imagine you are in a nightclub. This does not have to be a big, lavish nightclub by any means. You have had what you will look back on with a lack of blood sugar, a fairly average evening. You were there, posed for photos holding a stuffed/inflatable raccoon of some sort, you danced, you left… Continue reading DJ Khaled – Grateful – Review
Four years on from breakout success, Lorde goes again, with an album that feels like it has been in the promo stages all year, but arrives as a contender for Album of the Year... Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, known better to you and I as singer-songwriter Lorde, is no ordinary pop star. Instead of… Continue reading Lorde – Melodrama – Review
Of course, reviews for Gorillaz, Demon Days, Plastic Beach & The Fall are all one click away… After what is nearly a 7 year wait, Gorillaz, the biggest virtual band in the world and to have ever existed, are officially back with their brand-new studio album, Humanz. The fifth since 2001, the process to… Continue reading Gorillaz – Humanz – Review
Album four of #GorillazWeek is the bands most forgotten, but does it deserve that title? You can catch the reviews for Gorillaz, Demon Days & Plastic Beach after each respective jump... After three mainstream and successful albums from Gorillaz, their next felt like a side-project within a side-project. The Fall was released exclusively online on… Continue reading TRACKBACK: Gorillaz – The Fall – Review