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Grammys 2017 Reaction: Is Pop becoming a more Accepted, Relevant Genre in the Musical Canon?

I recently read an article online at The Guardian discussing the current state and behaviour within music criticism. The meat and potatoes of the music critic often boils down to Continue reading Grammys 2017 Reaction: Is Pop becoming a more Accepted, Relevant Genre in the Musical Canon?

Listen To This: Magic City Hippies

Nothing typifies Miami more than the vibe it pervades to those that peer vicariously through its rose-tinted windows. Bikini weather is not a gift but a staple and the clink of glasses reverberates constantly across the sprawling beachfront as the palm trees wave you gently this way and that. But what brings that all together Continue reading Listen To This: Magic City Hippies

The Leftovers: 11 Great Players that didn’t make Spain’s Euro 2016 Squad

Spain certainly have a point to prove following an embarrassing group stage exit at the 2014 World Cup. However, Spain are the current holders of the European Championship having won the last two tournaments in 2012 and 2008, with a World Cup title also being won in between their Euros double. Continue reading The Leftovers: 11 Great Players that didn’t make Spain’s Euro 2016 Squad

Calvin Harris & Rihanna’s New Track: Is it ‘We Found Love’ Mk. II?

Following their performance at Coachella, Calvin Harris and Rihanna have debuted their third collaboration together ‘This Is What You Came For’. Rihanna is fresh off of the success of her eighth Continue reading Calvin Harris & Rihanna’s New Track: Is it ‘We Found Love’ Mk. II?

The Boxer Rebellion are on Target with Weapon

The Boxer Rebellion’s fifth album Ocean By Ocean drops next week on April 29th and the third single ‘Weapon’, is further demonstrating a change in direction from the jarring alternative indie Continue reading The Boxer Rebellion are on Target with Weapon

The Butterfly Effect: Snoh Aalegra’s Minute Masterpiece

From the beginning, whether it’s the crackle of the one-minute long intro/interlude ‘It’s Just a Fever’, the abruptness of the cyan stripe that strikes through the pop-art inspired album cover, or the glamorously smoky vocals akin to Golden Age Hollywood, Snoh Aalegra instils a strong sense of the cinematic on her debut Don’t Explain. Continue reading The Butterfly Effect: Snoh Aalegra’s Minute Masterpiece

Waves is the Order in Kanye’s Disordered Masterpiece

‘Waves’ almost didn’t make the cut. It only made the final draft through the insistence of Chance the Rapper, causing the delay of the release of The Life of Pablo. ‘Waves’ is certainly an amalgamation of Kanye’s life as an artist and all of his masterpieces.
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Turner and Kane’s Sophomore Effort is all Punch and no Judy

With the gaudy tracksuits, akin to Ben Stiller circa The Royal Tenenbaums, Turner, opting for his slicked back rockabilly hairstyle and Kane, at the opposite end of the spectrum, rocking a buzzcut, the new image seems to have deserted the mop-headed carelessness for something a little more foppish. Continue reading Turner and Kane’s Sophomore Effort is all Punch and no Judy

Tame Impala: Their Top 10 Tracks

With their 3rd album, Currents, charting highly across the globe in 2015 and their recent win at the Brit Awards for Best International Group, Tame Impala have certainly cemented themselves as a household act. Continue reading Tame Impala: Their Top 10 Tracks

Kera & The Lesbians: The Tale of an Unhinged, Riotous Frontwoman and her Super-Talented Drummer (Who’s not a Lesbian btw)

Album Review: Kera & The Lesbians – Kera & The Lesbians

The band’s name is ironic, considering lead singer Kera Armendariz is joined by drummer Michael Delaney, who is, unsurprisingly, not a lesbian. The name may seem gimmicky to some, but the band’s messy hybrid of folk, blues and rockabilly is causing quite a stir amongst their fellow LA natives. Continue reading Kera & The Lesbians: The Tale of an Unhinged, Riotous Frontwoman and her Super-Talented Drummer (Who’s not a Lesbian btw)