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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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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

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

Lorde Searches for Utopia in a House Party on ‘Perfect Places’

The most noticeable difference between Pure Heroine-era Lorde and the material she’s shared from upcoming sophomore record Melodrama is the Continue reading Lorde Searches for Utopia in a House Party on ‘Perfect Places’

Carly Rae Jepsen has No Time for Excuses on ‘Cut to the Feeling’

Off the back of some ascending Nintendo-style ‘level up’ synths, we’re sharply injected into the marvellous high of Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest track ‘Cut to the Feeling’. The new song is a supposed Continue reading Carly Rae Jepsen has No Time for Excuses on ‘Cut to the Feeling’

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’

Plan B Sees Everything Clearer Than Ever on ‘In The Name Of Man’

Plan B’s artistic trajectory was leading towards something in the vein of ‘In The Name Of Man’, his first new song in over five years. The scope of his work is ambitious, with his albums acting as Continue reading Plan B Sees Everything Clearer Than Ever on ‘In The Name Of Man’

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’