Tag Archives: Disco

Arcade Fire Sound Like they’re Scoring a Car Chase on ‘Signs of Life’

Part of Arcade Fire’s appeal is the theatricality and even if the lyrics of ‘Signs of Life’ aren’t as scathing or affecting as ‘Everything Now’, they still land on Continue reading Arcade Fire Sound Like they’re Scoring a Car Chase on ‘Signs of Life’

Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 Review – Nuanced Summer Listening

There’s no doubt that Calvin Harris is a clever guy. His transformation from a slovenly house DJ to an EDM monolith to his latest incarnation, an autonomous producer who’s serious Continue reading Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 Review – Nuanced Summer Listening

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

Dua Lipa and Miguel Team Up on the Sultry ‘Lost In Your Light’

Dua Lipa and Miguel seem like kindred spirits considering their recent artistic output. Miguel’s last album, Wildheart, pushed the kind of sultry R&B synonymous with Continue reading Dua Lipa and Miguel Team Up on the Sultry ‘Lost In Your Light’

Jamiroquai: Automaton Review – The Acid Jazz Pioneers Coat their Kitsch in Futuristic Chrome

With Jamiroquai, nostalgia and futurism are synonymous. Their latest album, Automaton, their first for seven years, plants itself in an Argos-sized catalogue of influence, fed by the string-laden disco of Continue reading Jamiroquai: Automaton Review – The Acid Jazz Pioneers Coat their Kitsch in Futuristic Chrome

Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now Review – Melancholic Tales Wrapped in Joyous Disco-Pop

To me, Jens Lekman is primarily a storyteller, and an extraordinary one at that. On his fourth album, Life Will See You Now, Lekman continues to excavate, unwrapping seemingly Continue reading Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now Review – Melancholic Tales Wrapped in Joyous Disco-Pop

‘Cloud 9’ is Vintage Jamiroquai

Jamiroquai recently crashed back into the atmosphere, but not as you’d expect them to. The ’90s jazz acid outfit added sprawling touches of electro to their armoury on Continue reading ‘Cloud 9’ is Vintage Jamiroquai

Jens Lekman’s ‘Evening Prayer’ Sews a Moving Tale on Male Intimacy

Jens Lekman’s insightful songwriting often conjures up intense visions of memories. His last single ‘What’s That Perfume That You Wear?’, Lekman’s first new release in five years, did just that. Something so everyday as the Continue reading Jens Lekman’s ‘Evening Prayer’ Sews a Moving Tale on Male Intimacy

Dust Off your Favourite Headpieces, Jamiroquai are back with ‘Automaton’

With the likes of Gorillaz and Goldfrapp already set for returns in 2017, a sweet blast of electronic nostalgia in the form of Jamiroquai maintains a strong start to the year for music. Continue reading Dust Off your Favourite Headpieces, Jamiroquai are back with ‘Automaton’

Spoon’s ‘Hot Thoughts’ Grooves with a Mechanical Precision

Spoon’s music is often marked by this opacity that stretches to fit a host of rock sub-genres. Classic and indie are wholly obvious and even the volatile attitude Continue reading Spoon’s ‘Hot Thoughts’ Grooves with a Mechanical Precision