Category: Music

Labrinth – Electronic Earth

This review can also be found at The Yorker, here. In terms of image, at least, I like Labrinth. he’s adorkable. His most salient single, ‘Earthquake’ is something that everyone’s going to remember, and Electronic Earth rides that out in a few ways; …

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Nero, Manchester Academy 1, 16/03

This review can be found at The Yorker, here. As someone who’s always gets on edge when surrounded by strangers in a small space, going to a dubstep concert with a moshpit seemed like a ridiculous step up from the awful clubs …

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Empirical – Elements of Truth

This review can be found at The Yorker, here. ©Empirical; Image Credit: Empirical Jazz can be a hard genre to get into if you’ve not grown up with listening to it. Smooth Jazz and Big Band are already somewhat niche interests, but …

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Desert Living: Bombay Beach Review

This review can be found at The Yorker, here. Living in poverty is trying. So is living in a desert, and miles away from any major settlement. What was once advertised as a thriving tourist resort in the 50s is now a …

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The Language of Hip-Hop: A Lot More Than ‘Ass’

This article was done for the Phonograph, can be found here. Okay, so we live in a world where Big Sean can release a song called “Ass”, where the lyrics consist mostly of just that word. Granted, if you’ve been paying attention to Top-40s …

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Singles’ Club: Review Compilation

These singles reviews are taken from assorted articles found at the Yorker. Reviews are ordered from earliest to most recent. Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes OnThe recent fad of rappers (and wannabe rappers) producing club tunes to hit the top 40 …

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Tryezz – Solar Winds

It’s pretty evident to say that music sales are less and less involved with physical retail. iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp… hell, a few years ago, pop stars were being discovered via MySpace accounts. However, the presence of artists who distribute their work entirely …

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Morcheeba – Blood Like Lemonade

This review can also be found at The Yorker. Sometimes in my hectic schedule, and especially in busy times like the weeks leading up to exams, good music is essential to relaxation. And while I’m one of those strange people who’ll enjoy …

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Indie Demos To Enjoy!

This article can also be found at The Yorker. It’s rare that movies and books get preview releases, and services like Spotify are making album previews more common; but in the present age of gaming, the demo is king in promoting a …

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Lupe Fiasco – Lasers

I’m a firm believer in giving new albums a chance. Maybe it’s because there are enough annoyingly vocal people on the Internet yelling “This new album is different to the others so it SUCKS.” Or maybe it’s because I get funny looks …

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