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Brutally honest reviews and commentary on the latest music

‘Sonic Highways’ Is Impressive, But Where’s The Love Letter?

Album: Sonic Highways Artist: Foo Fighters Genre: Alternative Rock Release Date: 10 November 2014 Official Website: FooFighters.com Diagnosis: Sonic Highways has become a big deal in the media, with its ambitious idea and HBO series … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Marmozets Are Weird And Wonderful Indeed

Album: The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets Artist: Marmozets Genre: Math Rock Release Date: 29 September 2014 Official Website: Marmozets.co.uk Diagnosis: Marmozets is one of those bands where you can expect the title of the song to … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sleepwave’s Debut Is Absolutely Vanilla

Album: Broken Compass Artist: Sleepwave Genre: Hard Rock Release Date: 16 September 2014 Official Website: SleepwaveMusic.com Diagnosis: This album puts to sleep. Is that what they were going for with their band name? … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘World On Fire’ Has Too Many Bumps Along The Way

Album: World On Fire Artist: Slash w/ Miles Kennedy and The Conspirators Genre: Hard Rock Release Date: 16 September 2014 Official Website: SlashOnline.com Diagnosis: This album is long! With 17 songs, … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Flyleaf’s New Vocalist Is Impressive, But The Album Doesn’t Follow Suit

Album: Between The Stars Artist: Flyleaf Genre: Hard Rock Release Date: 16 September 2014 Official Website: FlyleafMusic.com Diagnosis: The main thing that Flyleaf had going for them was their heavy sound … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘El Pintor’ Opens Strong, But Fizzles Out

Album: El Pintor Artist: Interpol Genre: Alternative Rock Release Date: 9th September 2014 Official Website: InterpolNYC.com Diagnosis: The first half of the album has some very good songs, some of which … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Death From Above Makes A Convincing Return

Album: The Physical World Artist: Death From Above 1979 Genre: Dance-Punk Release Date: 9th September 2014 Official Website: DeathFromAbove1979.com Diagnosis: It has been ten years since their first album, You’re a … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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