Blondie - Ghosts of Download

Album review: Blondie – ‘Ghosts of Download’

Blondie – Ghosts Of Download Rating: 6/10 Buy: Blondie 4(0)-Ever: Greatest Hits Deluxe Redux / Ghosts Of Download Blondie are back with their tenth album, ‘Ghosts of Download’, named after the spirits that allegedly live in the electronics, on the fortieth anniversary of the band’s formation. The new release coming in at just over fifty […]

Chromeo White Women album

Album review: Chromeo – ‘White Women ‘

Chromeo – White Women Rating: 7/10 Buy: White Women Before coming across the two singles of Chromeo, an electro-funk duo from Canada, I had never heard of them, especially weird being that it’s their fourth album that has just come out. Picking up White Women on the back of two very strong singles, this album […]

Ghost Stories

Album stream: Coldplay – ‘Ghost Stories’

Coldplay will release their sixth album Ghost Stories next week, but before they do that they have made the whole thing available to stream online. To stream Ghost Stories, head over to iTunes Radio. The album is the follow-up to 2011’s Mylo Xyloto and features the previously released tracks ‘Magic‘, ‘Oceans‘, ‘Midnight‘ and ‘Always In […]

The Black Keys Turn Blue

Album review: The Black Keys – ‘Turn Blue’

The Black Keys – Turn Blue Nonesuch: 2014 Release date: 12 May 2014 Preorder: Turn Blue Rating: 3.5/5       Who are The Black Keys? They are the American garage-blues-rock duo comprising of childhood friends Dan Auerbach (vocals/guitar) and Patrick Carney (drums). They have been recording sweet bluesy-rock music together as The Black Keys since debut […]

The Horros Luminous artwork

Albums out in May 2014

A new month always brings a host of great new albums to look forward to, and May is no different. Last month saw big new releases from Damon Albarn, Pixies, Eels and Nas, amongst others, and May is looking even better. Below I’ve listed all of the albums worth getting excited about this month – […]

The Horros Luminous artwork

Album stream: The Horrors – ‘Luminous’

If you’ve read my 5 star review of The Horrors’ new album Luminous and want to judge for yourself whether it really is that good, then today you’re in luck as the band have made the album available to stream in full online. You can stream Luminous now in a nice interactive player on The […]

Lily Allen Sheezus album

Album stream: Lily Allen – ‘Sheezus’

Finally, the album is here and we can put all those silly controversies about racism, sexism etc… behind us! Lily Allen certainly knows how to get people talking about her…. The wittily/desperately titled Sheezus is Allen’s first album since 2009’s It’s Not Me, It’s You and features the previously released, and mostly controversy-sparking, singles ‘Hard […]

Gruff Rhys album cover

Album stream: Gruff Rhys – ‘American Interior’

So far all we’ve heard from Gruff Rhys’ new solo album/project American Interior is the ridiculously good title track. Today that all changes as the Welsh legend has revealed a full stream of the album. Listen to American Interior here: The album is just one part of a full-scale multimedia project which includes a film, […]

florrie sirens ep

EP review: Florrie – ‘Sirens’

With a Calvin Harris vibe back from when he was good, ‘Free Falling’ is a catchy uptempo, electronic number with the sweet lead vocals of Florence Arnold pulling you into the record. With echoes of ‘Reverse Skydiving’ from Hot Natured, with the titles eerily reflecting each other, the use of rhyming and mixing up of […]