Algiers – Algiers

No real intro to this review because I know virtually nothing about Algiers and went into this record Ray Charles blind. If I hadn’t seen them labelled as a post-punk band on Matador, I… Continue reading

Nate Ruess – Grand Romantic

What I wouldn’t give for another album from The Format. If you’ve never listened to their album ‘Dog Problems‘, do. It’s indie pop done perfectly. However since their hiatus, Nate’s just gotten bigger and… Continue reading

Muse – Drones

Muse have been on a downward curve for a while now, releasing mediocre albums (‘The Resistance’, ‘The 2nd Law’) that have a couple of really good songs on them. Like many others, when… Continue reading

Dizzy Wright – The Growing Process

I’ve been onboard with the Funk Volume roster for a few years now (still waiting for that album, SwizZz) and Dizzy Wright fits right in with his label mates. I say that because, like… Continue reading

Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect

It’s no secret that The Killers’ music hasn’t been up to scratch the last few years. Realistically since Sam’s Town and Sawdust. There always seem to be talk of disharmony within the band and claims… Continue reading

Nicolas Jaar – Nymphs II

‘Nymphs II’ is Nicolas Jaar’s first solo release since his pretty great 2011 full-length debut ‘Space Is Only Noise’. Between then and now, he formed DARKSIDE with fellow talented maker of music Dave Harrington… Continue reading

The Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home

The Tallest Man on Earth, a.k.a. multi-instrumentalist Kristian Matsson, has been steadily consistent since the release of his debut album ‘Shallow Grave’ all the way back in 2008. His brand of effortless stripped-back… Continue reading

Snoop Dogg – BUSH

Find me someone who wasn’t excited by a Snoop Dogg album produced entirely by Pharrell Williams. The past collaborations between Snoop and Pharrell/The Neptunes have always delivered ace song after ace song. We’re talking… Continue reading

Tom DeLonge – To the Stars… Demos, Odds and Ends

I’m not fond of ‘b-sides/rarities’ albums and, despite my long-time relationship with Blink-182 and Tom DeLonge, I felt the same going into this. With $130 bundles involved, they’re often a lazy cash-in. Though this… Continue reading

Tyler, The Creator – Cherry Bomb

Man alive was this underwhelming. After all of Tyler’s talk about focusing more on the composition, arrangement and musical side of things rather than rapping, it’s hard not to be disappointed. When I heard… Continue reading