Album Review: Mark Ronson – Uptown Special

The music video to Ronson’s standout piece ‘Uptown Funk’ is just as colourful and joyous as the track itself. It’s a throwback to the heyday of funk and groove. Bruno Mars, clad in a light pink blazer, white fedora and a navy bandana, leads a crew of swerving dancers/hype men dressed in oversized electric blue suits and satin bombers. Continue reading Album Review: Mark Ronson – Uptown Special

Same Space

Car keys. Wallet. Phone. A photo of her. The corners had begun to fold at the edges. I placed them along the line of the parking space. I changed my mind and placed the picture of her under the windscreen wiper so they would know I was thinking of her when it happened. Continue reading Same Space

Album Review: Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

When Vampire Weekend first arrived on the scene with their synonymous debut with such a polished sound, most of us wondered how they would eventually transcend that album. They reeked of exoticism in the form of preppy Oxford shirts, Ivy League educations and a knowledge of politics and architecture Continue reading Album Review: Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

Album Review: Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People

Listen to Ezra Furman and you quickly get the idea that the gate between his mouth and the witty utterances swirling around his mind was forced violently from its hinges a long time ago. Perpetual Motion People, on the whole, is a tale of self-destruction and insecurity. Continue reading Album Review: Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People

If Fight Club was a Folk Masterpiece…

Father John Misty, the alter-ego and re-invention of singer-songwriter Josh Tillman, has a persona caught in the Venn diagram of Charles Bukowski’s cynicism and The Big Lebowski’s timeless hipster. Musically, Misty resembles a post-watershed Glen Campbell, with Tillman adopting a smoother vocal to play the role of Misty.
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