Album Reviews, Music Journalism

Starboy – The Weeknd

From the dramatic shearing off of his iconic palm-tree dreads to the annihilation of his former self in ‘Starboy’’s music video and his “r.i.p @abelxo” Instagram post, signs of a lead up to major change in The Weeknd have been obvious. What is this change and who is the new The Weeknd? His collaboration with […]

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Album Reviews, Music Journalism

How To Be A Human Being – Glass Animals

We first met Glass Animals in 2014 with the release of their debut album ‘Zaba’, a heady mish-mash of bongos, synth-strings and slinky narcoticised eroticism that took its listeners on a bliss-filled voyage through the Amazon basin. On ‘How To Be A Human Being’ however, the four Oxford chaps have taken a different direction – […]

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Album Reviews, Music Journalism

Migration – Bonobo

At the forefront of the increase in popularity of ambient electronica has been British producer Simon Green, a.k.a. Bonobo – and he has finally released a long-awaited sixth LP, Migration. As its title intimates, the album is inspired by his experiences as a nomadic musician, and draws on the notions of identity and movement. “Is […]

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Album Reviews, Music Journalism

The Heart Speaks in Whispers – Corinne Bailey Rae

Leeds-born soul-jazz artist Corinne Bailey Rae has recently dropped her latest album The Heart Speaks in Whispers‘, after a six-year-long hiatus. While her unique blend of soul music remains concurrently weightless and captivating, this new album sings of rebirth and rejuvenation – a stark thematic departure from her previous album The Sea, a grief-stricken affair that […]

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