Monday 30 December 2013

Review of "Beyoncé" by Beyoncé

Well done Beyoncé for becoming a mother, but did little baby Ivy Blue really need to make a vocal contribution on the final track? Did we really need another duet between you and your darling husband, Jay-Z, to show us how “Drunk in Love” the two of you are? Did I really just hear you utter the line “Can you lick my skittles?” on the track “Blow”?

Friday 20 December 2013

Review of "Because the Internet" by Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino is the hip hop stage name used by American actor, writer and comedian, Donald Glover. Not to be confused with Lethal Weapon actor, Danny Glover.

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Monday 2 December 2013

My Top 20 Favourite Albums of 2013

The year is coming to an end and its time to have a look back at 2013's greatest albums. Here are 20 of my personal favourites.

Saturday 30 November 2013

Review of "Bangerz" by Miley Cyrus


Monday 25 November 2013

Review of "Artpop" by Lady Gaga

This meat-dress wearing alien from planet MTV, Lady Gaga, has rapidly mastered the art of making cookie-cut pop for the masses. She knows how to make her music catchy, fun and danceable. I’ve never liked Gaga BECAUSE I’M A FUCKING HIPSTER. Well, to be totally honest, I have had the odd track burrow itself in my brain and induce humming in the shower but no-one needs to know about that little secret (oh …darn it! too late…)

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Review of "Government Plates" by Death Grips

Musically, Government Plates is everything you can expect from Death Grips. In other words it’s totally unpredictable and utterly unmusical in every way possible.

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Sunday 3 November 2013

Review of "MellowHigh" by MellowHigh

This album’s DOPE. I can’t rate it HIGHly enough. Okay, that’s enough dreadful weed-related puns.

Friday 1 November 2013

Review of "Melophobia" by Cage the Elephant

This alternative rock act from the tobacco-smoking, bourbon drinking, fried-chicken-famed Bluegrass State of Kentucky have always had the potential to be complete and utter nutters, but they seem to have squandered this potential.

Monday 7 October 2013

7 Big New Genres in Electronic Music

Human beings have always had an OCD tendency to label things into neat little categories. Since 2010 there has been a rise in new music genres. The revolutionising seems to all be happening in the electronic music scene. Here are a few new supposed genres that are being proclaimed as “the next big thing”. Whether they will become the next big thing is a subject of debate. Personally, I reckon half these genres will be buried and forgotten in five years time. Still, knowing about them is fun.

Saturday 5 October 2013

Review of "Nostalgic 64" by Denzel Curry

Forget those dumbed-down dudes in A$AP Mob. This is how trap rap is done properly.

Friday 4 October 2013

Review of "AM" by the Arctic Monkeys

At first, I thought this album was dull as dishwater. Now, I’m kind of on the fence with it.

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Double review: "Yeezus" by Kanye West and "Magna Carta ... Holy Grail" by Jay-Z

Kanye West and Jay-z? Who are they? What are they? If you don’t know who either musician is y̶o̶u̶ ̶d̶e̶s̶e̶r̶v̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶e̶u̶t̶h̶a̶n̶i̶s̶e̶d̶ , don’t worry, because I’m about to kindly educate you on the matter!

Friday 20 September 2013

Review of "Run the Jewels" by Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels is a musical duo, consisting of two members as is the case with most duos.  Its two members are Michael Myers the killer and 70s prog rock band, Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP). They play a brand of music called “hop hip”. It involves lots of “wrapping” and “beats” and I'm going to give this album zero stars…

Review of "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action" by Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand was a famous Archduke of Austria-Hungary whose assassination on the 28th June 1914 prompted the beginning of the First World War.

Review of "Trap Lord" by A$AP Ferg

If you're a coke-dealing New York gangster, this is the album for you.

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Sunday 1 September 2013

Review of "Walk Through Exits Only" by Phil Anselmo & the Illegals

Phil Anselmo undoubtedly has the perfect heavy metal voice. Its mercilessly aggressive – the sound of flowing testosterone and swirling red mist.

Monday 12 August 2013

Review of "Altered State" by Tesseract

Complex and yet beautiful, Tesseract's style of prog metal is really quite captivating.

Monday 1 July 2013

Review of "Settle" by Disclosure


I've heard people trying to classify this album into a neat genre. Is it garage? Is it deep house? Is it dance-pop? Is it UK Funky? What even is UK funky?

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Review of "The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here" by Alice in Chains


I didn't expect this album to blow me away. The passion-filled grunge/metal vocals of ex-lead singer, Layne Staley, were what made Alice in Chains so damn good and I saw little chance of the band resurrecting him for an album.

Saturday 18 May 2013

Review of "Random Access Memories" by Daft Punk


The French, electronic, robot duo have put aside their turntables in exchange for raw instrumentation, taking on a more laid-back disco vibe. 

Saturday 4 May 2013

Review of "Reincarnated" by Snoop Lion


Gangsta Rapper and pot connoisseur, Snoop Dogg, has recently discovered Rastafarianism and now he thinks he's Bob Marley. 

Review of "Wolf" by Tyler, the Creator

 “Kill people, burn shit, fuck school”. The lyrical shock value on Tyler's previous album was cornily over the top. The young rapper has now returned with, Wolf, his third album. Whilst by no means sweet and innocent, the album feels so much more, dare I say it, “mature”. 

Thursday 25 April 2013

Review of "Comedown Machine" by The Strokes

Change is very much a marmite concept. Some people like change. Some people hate it (mainly old people). 

Review of "The Terror" by The Flaming Lips

Psychedelic rock band, The Flaming Lips, have always had experimental tendencies. But this album sees them venturing onto a whole new plain of reality. 

Monday 25 March 2013

Review of "Target Earth" by Voivod

There's always been something strangely enjoyable about the face-scrunching discomfort invoked by this Canadian prog/thrash band's dissonant riffs and ugly chords. 

Friday 15 March 2013

My Top 10 Favourite Albums of 2012

I've rounded up my top 10 favourite albums of 2012. What were your favourites?