Best Coast Fade Away

Album stream: Best Coast – ‘Fade Away’

When does an EP become an LP? I’m not sure what the criteria for each is, but Fade Away from Best Coast is surely right on the line. They’re calling it a ‘mini-album’, which is acting as a ‘primer’ for their third album proper next year. So it should probably go down as an EP […]

Foxes album Glorious

Album review: Foxes – ‘Glorious’

Foxes – Glorious Rating: 6/10 Buy: Glorious Louisa Rose Allen arrives with her debut album and, though calling it a glorious piece of music might be an overstatement, it’s a fun, perky pop package, masking some quite downbeat themes and lyrics, supported by a handful of radio friendly songs that showcase her ear for a […]

Jake Bugg Album Review

Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg {rating} Buy: Jake Bugg As soon as the first electrifying chorus of album opener ’Lightning Bolt’ hits you, it’s clear that 18 year old Nottingham scamp Jake Bugg is more than your average acoustic guitar-toting snooze-merchant. Jake Bugg is in fact the real deal – energetic, charismatic, soulful and poetic, […]

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 […]

friendly fires album review

Friendly Fires album review – Pala

Friendly Fires – Pala You can’t imagine the money men at Friendly Fires’ label having too many sleepless nights over when to release Pala. With summer almost within touching distance, the boys from St. Albans have produced possibly the most unashamedly sunny and joyful album of glossy pop since crimped hair and shoulder pads went […]

Daft Punk RAM

Album review: Daft Punk – ‘Random Access Memories’

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories {rating} Buy: Random Access Memories Eight years in the making and the subject of the biggest hype campaign of the century, French electro pioneers Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories has a lot of expectations to live up to. The prospect of Daft Punk abandoning the ‘EDM’ scene […]

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 […]

More light album

Album review: Primal Scream – ‘More Light’

Primal Scream – More Light {rating} Buy: More Light Even though they’ve loomed large over British guitar music ever since I can remember being aware of ‘British guitar music’, I’ve never really ‘got’ Primal Scream. I never understood the big fuss about Screamadelica, and the rest of their 90’s output all felt a bit too […]