Posts Tagged ‘album review’

Everyone has sad days. Some unfortunate souls have a generally sad demeanour, but these souls often make the most inspiring art. Angst is a fact of life, especially when we’re finally starting to grow into our own. Since her mid-teens, Sophie Allison has embraced her angst, creating some of the coolest indie pop...

Few album titles better suit current affairs in 2017 than Outrage! Is Now. Toronto two piece Death From Above returns with their third full-length album, the bands second since their reunion following a ten-year hiatus. (Though they purportedly dropped the ‘1979’ from their band name, they remain Death From Above 1979...

At first glance Villains is as enthralling as it is complex. Plastered in a sort of glossy fuzz, the album bobs and weaves in-between groove and ambiance without a care in the world. The sort of slow build-up to opener Feet Don’t Fail Me as Josh Homme croons as beautifully as he ever has encapsulates the entirety of...

To say that Planetarium has been divisive would be an understatement. This album has been an absolute hit with fans but been very mixed with critics. Here’s the conundrum, they are both right, Planetarium doesn’t know whether it’s a competent cohesive collection of spaced themed songs, or if it’s a way for Sufjan Stevens...

Teething is the name of the debut album of Alex Knight, a musician better known as Brightness, and it’s aptly titled considering the content. The entirety of the record feels like a form of growth and of moving onto a new chapter or stage of life, just like a toddler going through the painful process of teething. The...

Versailles rock band Phoenix are back with their sixth studio album Ti Amo, which for those not familiar with Italian or international terms of endearment, translates to “I love you.” The French ensemble that is remembered by the average person for Litsztomania, have created music on this album that is far from the...

While the debut album from Pixx can be most consistently described as synth pop, The Age of Anxiety is stylistically varied. Across its twelve tracks, the album plays in multiple genres at once, most remarkably dream pop and shoegaze. The result is a sonically dense album, mature beyond Pixx’s twenty-one years. Pixx is...

It’s an impressive feat in and of itself, that within the first few seconds of a record, a band manages to encapsulate the energy and atmosphere of their long-awaited, debut album; this all coming in the form of a bellowing scream on blistering first track Second Coming. The much-anticipated release from...

Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon, a relationship that was created on tragedy, progressed into a thing of beauty, known as the synth-pop act Night Drive. This duo is reviving the classic sound of the 80’s and incorporating the distant rhythms of the universe in their first, self-titled album set to be released June...

You know this feeling when you don’t really know where you are, and suddenly you realise how far you are from the place you thought you were… A narrative musical piece that puts you in context, and inspired by the Spanish Civil War, Maelstrom has created a new album that represents this emotional state. Her Empty Eyes...