A Week with To Pimp A Butterfly

As I write this it's been a week since Kendrick dropped To Pimp A Butterfly a week earlier than expected. I've been listening to it fairly non stop since then, but I thought it only right to give myself a week to really get into it. … [Read more...]

What links Pharrell, Kylie and Lea Michele?

They all have albums that we forgot to review but were half-heartedly to heavily promoted  on release! Late winter: That traditionally huge time for music, eh? Anyway, we're rounding up some reviews for you. … [Read more...]

#tbt Modern Tongues – Ghost Beach (EP Review)

By now, I sound stuck-on-repeat about Ghost Beach. But I remain staunchly unapologetic because this band is so damn good. They've released their debut EP, Modern Tongues this week which is as good a time as any to dive into their music. We've reviewed Been There Before, Miracle and Tear Us Apart extensively on the site before (here, here and here) so let's see how the other two … [Read more...]

The Best Sophomore Albums

  Henry: Another week with a guest-writer, though this one is more familiar. Elliot, how goes it? Elliot: Hey stranger! I'm fine and dandy thanks, hope you're all good out there on the interweb as well. Can we also take a second to appreciate the certified grade A hottie in this photo? Phwoar. H: Yeah yeah ... Just to let everyone know, he's not a child so there's … [Read more...]

The Best Debut Albums

Michael: While some artists have gone on to do bigger and better things than their debuts, most of those that pull off great debuts plunge into mediocrity (or worse). But for today, we'll freeze these artists in time, at the peak of their powers. Heads up: Commercial success does not justify a good debut so don't expect Tom Odell and Bastille featuring. Henry: Yup, and while … [Read more...]