It’s that time of the year again when we try to condense 12 months worth of fantastic music in to our annual end of year list… To pick 30 albums from the hoards of brilliant records that came out this year is no easy task, but I think that this list encompasses the very best […]Read more "Top 30 Albums Of 2014"
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Wig Out at Jagbags This unique style of laid-back, middle-aged guitar rock is singlehandedly fuelling an entire generation of über-cool parents and weed obsessed, middle class ‘mature’ students. However, they are totally unaware of their mutual interest in this most excellent band. 4 Beards —- Canterbury – Dark Days I […]Read more "Reviews: Albums"
Passion Pit – Gossamer This follow-up album to the stunning debut Manners is filled with just enough charm to keep you listening from start to finish. It’s not exactly a classic record filled with a collection of memorable tracks, but there’s a couple of funky hooks that will surely make you tap your feet. 3/5 The Offspring […]Read more "Reviews"
Cloud Nothings – Attack on Memory Lofi-pop-punk-indie, is that even a genre? It is now. Fucking brilliant. Chairlift – Something This second album from the Brooklyn based duo is more mature and interesting album then the debut. Beautifully structured lyrics over infectious electro guarantees them instant success. Highly recommend.Read more "Reviews"
Say Anything – Anarchy, My Dear The long awaited return form Los Angeles finest brings much of the same. Max Bemis happily spits out his angry, poetic digs at celebrity trends, backed up by some of the most original rock music around. The Big Pink – Future This Not exactly an award winning album, but […]Read more "Reviews"
Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood of Colour What an absolute car crash of a record. It’s like a mash-up gone horribly wrong. Avoid at all costs. The Maccabees – Given to the Wild I never thought I’d say this, but what a cracking record. It’s a mature return from the much loved London lads, […]Read more "Reviews"
She & Him – A Very She & Him Christmas As much as I would like to put my festive spirit in Zooey Deschanel, this album isn’t great. It’s a sweet little idea that is overflowing with cuteness, but other than that, it’s pretty bland. Michael Bublé – Christmas Recently stating that he doesn’t care if […]Read more "Reviews"
Pianos Become the Teeth – The Lack Long After Brutal, brilliant, noise from Baltimore’s finest. This record will melt your brain on an epic scale. Go and buy it now! The Black Keys – El Camino Warm, fuzzy blues-rock that will please old fans, as well as new ones. Cracking 7th album from the duo that […]Read more "Reviews"
Tubelord – Romance Kingston’s finest four-piece enter with ‘Over in Brooklyn’ which leads directly on from their debut. It’s hard hitting with catchy rhythms that crash into brilliantly bright vocals. This second LP is in some respects completely different to their previous, thanks to the introduction of keys, yet their unique songwriting still entertains and […]Read more "Reviews"