Category: Reviews

Pantera – Cowboys from Hell

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The 70’s had Black Sabbath’s eponymous debut. The 80’s, Metallica’s Ride the Lightning. Cowboy’s from Hell was arguably the 90’s metal album that shaped the decade in metal that would follow. Like those other...

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Steel Panther – Feel the Steel

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Steel Panther’s first purely musical album is not one for the easily offended. It straddles the line of pastiche and parody, taking the crassness and misogyny of 80’s hair metal bands and turning it...

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One Direction – Four

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One Direction are back with their fourth album, named in reverence to Led Zeppelin’s classic of the same name (not really). Sadly, the only comparable factor between the two albums is that, like Led...

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Tomahawk – Tomahawk

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This first release from Mike Patton’s Tomahawk may seem a little straight laced when compared to the eclectic insanity of the Mr. Bungle and Fantômas albums that preceded it, but it is this more coherent sound...

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Eliza Doolittle – In Your Hands

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After her fun and promising eponymous debut, Eliza returns with an album that strips away everything that was special about her first release. Gone are the cheeky, infectious little pop numbers (bar the album’s...

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The Darkness – Permission To Land

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The Darkness burst on to the music scene in 2003 with this rather epic slice of cock rock. Just listening to this album, you’d be hard pressed not to feel imbued with the qualities...

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Bjork – Vespertine

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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...

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The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow

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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,...

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tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack

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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...

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Lily Allen – Sheezus

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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...

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