All posts by Jordan Osborne

Arcade Fire’s ‘Creature Comfort’ Treads a Dangerous Line of Self-Awareness

Much like ‘Everything Now’, Arcade Fire’s ‘Creature Comfort’ deals heavily in irony. ‘Everything Now’ scorned modern life’s passively destructive relationship with

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Calvin Harris’ ‘Feels’ Feeds Off of Pharrell’s Energy and Very Little Else

Sometimes for Calvin Harris, something as simple as retracing your steps, or the steps of his pop ancestors, can be enough to maintain a hot streak only matched Continue reading Calvin Harris’ ‘Feels’ Feeds Off of Pharrell’s Energy and Very Little Else

The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

This week it was insanely difficult to choose who would feature on the weekly roundup of new music. Fleet Foxes and Lorde already confirmed that they would be releasing new albums but it was several surprise releases and returns that made this week particularly special. Here are the week’s five big releases that should be on your radar: Continue reading The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

London Grammar: Truth Is A Beautiful Thing Review – Sleepy, Vacuous Indie-Electronica

All summer music is weekend ready but that does not necessarily mean that all summer music is born the same. Everyone looks for the ultimate anthem, the one song that will Continue reading London Grammar: Truth Is A Beautiful Thing Review – Sleepy, Vacuous Indie-Electronica

Phoenix: Ti Amo Review – Sweetly Perfumed Synth-Pop with a Political Edge

With their deserved breakout finally coming after the success of 2009’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and the album’s signature tack ‘1901’, Phoenix’s latest record, Ti Amo, comes as an Continue reading Phoenix: Ti Amo Review – Sweetly Perfumed Synth-Pop with a Political Edge

Witness Review: Katy Perry is Out-Of-Touch with her Cringy Lyrics and Incoherent Concepts

Armed with cryptic, culinary visuals, a short-back-and-sides à la Miley Cyrus circa-2013, and a sudden penchant for social awareness and intense wokeness, Katy Perry has shifted from a Continue reading Witness Review: Katy Perry is Out-Of-Touch with her Cringy Lyrics and Incoherent Concepts

Alvvays Offer an Alternative Summer Anthem with ‘In Undertow’

Alvvays’ debut album possessed this momentary quality, seemingly ready to dissolve in a haze of poppy, burnt-out distortion at a moment’s notice. So as Continue reading Alvvays Offer an Alternative Summer Anthem with ‘In Undertow’

The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

As well as the obvious, polarising choice of Katy Perry’s newfound ‘purposeful pop’, New Music Friday yields some beautifully quirky releases from all corners of alternative universe. Here are the week’s five big releases that should be on your radar: Continue reading The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

Major Lazer: Know No Better EP Review – Relying On Of-The-Moment Star Recruit Only Gets You So Far

After the success of 2015’s Peace is the Mission, an ensemble delight that would even challenge a Wes Anderson wishlist, Major Lazer’s new EP, Know No Better, has the same intentions as Continue reading Major Lazer: Know No Better EP Review – Relying On Of-The-Moment Star Recruit Only Gets You So Far

Arcade Fire’s ‘Everything Now’ is ABBA-Inspired, 2017-Appropriate Wokeness

The fact that Arcade Fire’s momentous new single ‘Everything Now’ sounds like ABBA (‘Dancing Queen’ in particular) is by no means a coincidence. The Swedish pop maestros were Continue reading Arcade Fire’s ‘Everything Now’ is ABBA-Inspired, 2017-Appropriate Wokeness