Album Review: Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ Is A Wild Ride

Madonna isn’t going unnoticed in this century. Her album Madame X has already brought her to the attention. The album delivers some ‘safe’ music while the other parts are simply difficult to digest. You simply think what Madonna was thinking while she was preparing those tracks. It’s a bizarre album and maybe that’s something Madonna […]

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Album stream: Sigur Ros – ‘Kveikur’

Icelandic post-rock trio Sigur Ros are gearing up for the release of their seventh studio album Kveikur next week (on XL Recordings). In preparation of its release, they’ve already revealed three tracks from it – ‘Brennisteinn‘, ‘Isjaki‘ and most recently the title track. Today we get to hear the whole thing, as it’s available to […]

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Album review: Clean Bandit – New Eyes

Clean Bandit – New Eyes Atlantic Out now 3.5/5 Way back in April 2013 I reviewed a song by an unknown band called ‘Clean Bandit’, giving the experimental ‘Mozart’s House’ 7 out of 10 and enjoying the fresh sound and something different offered by the mixing of electronic, rap and classical. Over twelve months on […]


Album review: Beady Eye – ‘BE’

Beadye Eye – BE {rating} Buy: BE All the talk about Beady Eye’s follow-up to the mildly disappointing Different Gear, Still Speeding has been about them recruiting lauded producer Dave Sitek. But instead of being the album that marks a welcome and interesting change of direction, BE is the album in which Liam Gallagher gets […]

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Album stream: Klaxons – Love Frequency

Nu-rave survivors Klaxons are gearing up for the release of their third album Love Frequency next week (out on 16 June via Akashic Rekords / Sony Red), and have just made the whole thing available to stream in full. Stream Love Frequency below via The Guardian: If you like what you hear, you can preorder Love […]


Album stream: Beady Eye – ‘BE’

Ahead of its release next week, Beady Eye have made their second album BE available to stream online. Head over to iTunes to stream  BE via this link: BE is the follow-up to the former Oasis members’ first album Different Gear, Still Speeding – and promises a slightly new sound thanks to the involvement […]

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Album review: Kasabian – 48:13

Kasabian – 48:13 Columbia Release date: 9 June 4/5     In a recent feature on Kasabian by The Guardian’s Caspar Llewellyn Smith, the writer explains how in a recent meeting he told Serge how terrible his band is, and that they are “solely responsible for every failure of contemporary rock’n’roll.” (link) Later on Caspar dials […]

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Album stream: Black Sabbath – ’13’

Next week sees the release of 13, the first Black Sabbath album featuring the original line-up of Ozzy, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler for 35 years (RATM’s Brad Wilk completes the line-up on drums). Ahead of the release of the highly-anticipated Rick Rubin-produced album, the band have made it avaialble to stream online at iTunes […]