Rave Tapes

Album review: Mogwai – ‘Rave Tapes’

Mogwai – Rave Tapes {rating} Buy: Rave Tapes Scottish post-rock veterans Mogwai return with their eighth studio album Rave Tapes, which continues the exploration of melodic grooves which began with their 2011 album Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. Back in the day Mogwai were known and appreciated primarily for the ‘quiet-to-loud’ dynamic of […]

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The Decemberists – ‘The King Is Dead’ Album Review

Since releasing their debut album way back in 2002, The Decemberists have slowly become the discerning music fans alternative folk band of choice. While they’ve never really threatened to progress beyond their cult status, a Decemberists album can always be relied on to provide a solid dose of catchy, distinctive and above all melodic folk-rock. […]

How long have CD’s got left?

Everywhere you look you see signs that the music industry has moved well beyond the humble CD. These days it seems music consumption and sales are all about downloads and streaming – with new streaming platforms from big hitters like Apple, Twitter and Google expected to join established players like Spotify in killing CDs completely. […]

Expand Your Record Collection by Streaming Online

Listening to records on vinyl is still considered by many as the best way to listen to their favourite bands. However, the convenience of online music streaming means that it is rapidly becoming a universally popular way to listen to music. Spotify is arguably the best known streaming service available. It started as a completely […]

7 Days of Funk

Album review: 7 Days Of Funk

It’s been a weird year for one living rap legend who we mostly know as Snoop Dogg. The lively as ever 42-year-old decided to flip the script entirely and go the reggae route in early 2013 with the release of “Reincarnated.” He even changed his name, ever so slightly, for the project by embracing the […]

Picqued Jacks

EP Review: Piqued Jacks – ‘Just A Machine’

The Piqued Jacks, an Indie Alternative/Funk-Rock band, has released a 6-track EP titled Just A Machine. Originally from Italy, the band of brothers, consisting of Andrea Lazzeretti (vox & piano), Francesco Cugia (guitar & B.V), Matteo Cugia (Drums and B.V.) and Francesco Bini (bass & b.v.), now officially reside in Austin Texas and have already […]

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What were the best albums of 2013?

We’re coming up to the end of the year, which means there’s currently a deluge of ‘best of’ lists hitting us from all angles online. I don’t like to dwell too much on picking out the ‘best’ when it comes to albums as to pick one excellent album out as ‘better’ than another seems a […]

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Daft Punk album review – Tron Legacy OST

Daft Punk album review – Tron Legacy Official Soundtrack It’s not often that a soundtrack rivals the actual film in terms of expectation and excitement; but ever since it was announced that Guy-Manuel de Homen-Christo and Thomas Bangalter were to put their robot heads together for the soundtrack for the forthcoming Tron franchise reboot, anticipation […]