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Mister Heavenly - Boxing the Moonlight

Mister Heavenly

Boxing the Moonlight

70
Oct 13, 2017
Converge - Halo in a Haystack

Converge

Halo in a Haystack

65
Oct 10, 2017
Converge - When Forever Comes Crashing

Converge

When Forever Comes Crashing

85
Oct 10, 2017
Converge - Petitioning the Empty Sky

Converge

Petitioning the Empty Sky

85
Oct 10, 2017
Converge - Jane Doe

Converge

Jane Doe

88
Oct 10, 2017
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

Converge

All We Love We Leave Behind

93
Oct 10, 2017
Converge - The Dusk In Us

Converge

The Dusk In Us

91
Oct 10, 2017
Mister Heavenly - Out of Love

Mister Heavenly

Out of Love

70
Oct 3, 2017
Wild Beasts - Boy King

Wild Beasts

Boy King

70
Sep 28, 2017
Wild Beasts - Present Tense

Wild Beasts

Present Tense

89
Sep 28, 2017
Wild Beasts - Smother

Wild Beasts

Smother

89
Sep 28, 2017
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

Wild Beasts

Two Dancers

92
Sep 28, 2017

Recent Reviews

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My review for the405:

Nick Thorburn and Ryan Kattner’s work has always existed in a realm that feels out of step with the current times. When their first collaborative LP as Mister Heavenly, Out of Love, came out in 2011, indie rock’s moment in the sun was arguably on the wane, and that album’s very particular 50s doo-wop inspired aesthetic made it feel like even more of a throwback.

However, the album’s charm was undeniable. The tag team dynamic, which Thorburn and ... read more
73
My review for The405:

Blue Hawaii’s previous album, Untogether, ended with singer, Raphaelle Standell-Preston, letting the listener know: “The other day, I had a beautiful thought: What if I didn’t really care?”

Coming at the end of an album that bristled with anxiety and explored themes of disintegration and disconnection, it felt like a revelatory moment; a glorious letting-go. It turned out to be a turning point. Between then and now, Standell-Preston and her ... read more
80
Over the past seven years and change, during which he has released five LPs, a handful of EPs, and delivered a slew of features on tracks by a veritable who’s-who list of underground hip hop luminaries, Michael W. Eagle II, aka Open Mike Eagle, has established himself as indie rap’s pre-eminent social critic, a bona fide rap trope deconstructionist, and one of the funniest emcees in the game. On his latest full length, Michael Eagle dials back the quippy humour that has ... read more
67
The review I wrote for The405...

Before we get into the meat of this review, some background into my highly personal, emotional investment in the career of Tori Amos. Consider yourselves prewarned: this shit’s about to get self-indulgent.

I am in no way exaggerating when I say that, as a socially awkward, acne-riddled, 13-year-old boy, who attended a single sex school, discovering Tori Amos was a formative experience. At the time, I was heavily into Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails ... read more
75
My review for The405:

On their third full-length effort, and first for Profound Lore Records, Brooklyn-based ambient metal/post-rock instrumental trio, Sannhet, soften up and brighten their sound, resulting in the most arresting album of their career so far.
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Oo-wee! I’d better check my sense of humour at the door, because this album is some heavy shit.
Entitled So Numb, and purportedly centred around themes of addiction and affliction, whilst weaving a story of ... read more
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Sep 16, 2017
aaron
Thanks so much!
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Sep 10, 2017
aaron
So you've heard the Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent album?
If so, tell me more please ^^
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Sep 12, 2015
Gupla
Finally you are back, I remember you left your Tumblr page.
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