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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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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

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’

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

Dagny Wears her Heart on her Sleeve on ‘Wearing Nothing’

According to Dagny, the best way to follow up a positively exultant, and well-received debut EP is to strip everything back. The Scandinavian songstress has Continue reading Dagny Wears her Heart on her Sleeve on ‘Wearing Nothing’

Phoenix Offer Conscious, Sparkling Disco with ‘Ti Amo’

Phoenix’s ‘Ti Amo’ operates in the weirder aisle of the indie hypermarket. The distorted buzz around the track’s intro recalls Torches-era Foster The People and the resounding burst Continue reading Phoenix Offer Conscious, Sparkling Disco with ‘Ti Amo’

Royal Blood Share ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’

‘Hook, Line & Sinker’ incorporates a number of pleasing elements from the Royal Blood universe. First of all, that opening cyclical riff reels us in Continue reading Royal Blood Share ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’

Paramore: After Laughter Review – Melancholic, Pastel-Coloured Pop

Take the title of Paramore’s latest album, After Laughter, and it’ll reveal more than you think about the band’s persisting friction. Paramore are clearly masters in Continue reading Paramore: After Laughter Review – Melancholic, Pastel-Coloured Pop

‘Malibu’ will have you Crying Out for the Tongue-Wagging, Twerking Miley Cyrus of Old

Take away the flailing tongue, the twerking and the endless stream of glitter, and Miley Cyrus post-Hannah Montana wasn’t all that bad. 2013’s Bangerz had plenty to justify Cyrus’ spot in both Continue reading ‘Malibu’ will have you Crying Out for the Tongue-Wagging, Twerking Miley Cyrus of Old

LCD Soundsystem Share Two New Tracks, ‘Call The Police’ and ‘American Dream’

The titles of LCD Soundsystem’s two new tracks, ‘American Dream’ and ‘Call the Police’ tie rather aptly into James Murphy’s biography; two trustworthy notions that have Continue reading LCD Soundsystem Share Two New Tracks, ‘Call The Police’ and ‘American Dream’