Monthly Archive: May 2014

Bjork – Vespertine


For her fifth studio album, Björk returns with a stripped back and intricate album that drops all of the bombastical elements of previous album, Homegenic. She replaces her more dance oriented collaborators with the experimental electronic...


The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow


Barton Hollow perfectly straddles the worlds of Folk and Country, adopting the storytelling soul of Country with the sparse, corner of a pub instrumentation of traditional Folk music. The tone is sombre, yet uplifting,...


tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack


Nikki Nack starts off brilliantly, with the first two tracks picking up where the previous album (Whokill) left off, with a further bombastic twist added to her previous delightful weirdness. Unfortunately this isn’t followed...


Lily Allen – Sheezus


This is an interesting one. In places, there is some real quality pop on here, like a watered down Imogen Heap, but unfortunately the quality is variable throughout. Lily is well known for her...


Defeater – Letters Home

Letters Home

This is Defeater’s third in a series of concept albums chronicling the life of a post war family in New Jersey, which is a pretty nice idea, with this particular album telling the story...


Radiohead – Pablo Honey


There is little real indication from this semi decent collection of grunge / alt rock tunes that Radiohead would go on to become one of the most creatively brilliant bands of the next 20...


System Of A Down – Toxicity


Toxicity is a tour de force, bursting at the seams with a roaring intensity that’s so infectious it’s almost impossible to avoid nodding or tapping along as you listen. This is System Of A...


Lo-Fang – Blue Film


Blue Film is the debut release from LA resident Lo-Fang. The songs within are pretty standard singer songwriter fare, but are heavily augmented with a backdrop of decent electronica. The production is excellent throughout,...