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Everything Everything - A Fever Dream

Everything Everything

A Fever Dream

95
Aug 21, 2017
Xiu Xiu - Knife Play

Xiu Xiu

Knife Play

84
Aug 9, 2017
Xiu Xiu - A Promise

Xiu Xiu

A Promise

92
Aug 9, 2017
Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles

Xiu Xiu

Fabulous Muscles

94
Aug 9, 2017
Xiu Xiu - La Forêt

Xiu Xiu

La Forêt

69
Aug 9, 2017
Xiu Xiu - The Air Force

Xiu Xiu

The Air Force

83
Aug 9, 2017
Xiu Xiu - Women as Lovers

Xiu Xiu

Women as Lovers

72
Aug 9, 2017
Xiu Xiu - Dear God, I Hate Myself

Xiu Xiu

Dear God, I Hate Myself

70
Aug 9, 2017
Xiu Xiu - Always

Xiu Xiu

Always

88
Aug 9, 2017
Xiu Xiu - FORGET

Xiu Xiu

FORGET

85
Aug 9, 2017
The Smashing Pumpkins - Gish

The Smashing Pumpkins

Gish

73
Aug 9, 2017
The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

The Smashing Pumpkins

Siamese Dream

98
Aug 9, 2017

Recent Reviews

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My review for The405:

“Is there something wrong with all of this?
Or is there something wrong with me?”

As a middle class, leftist, liberal white guy, unfairly privileged by education and circumstance, I find myself relating to the above sentiment, as expressed by Jonathan Higgs on ‘New Deep’, the penultimate track of his band’s excellent fourth album. It’s impossible to follow the news from one day to the next and not come to one of two conclusions: either ... read more
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After a fully-realised debut that threatened to serve as both their introduction to the world and their insurmountable, definitive statement, Alt-J suffered the dreaded Curse of the Mercury Music Prize, delivering the aggressively tedious and inexcusably bloated sophomore effort, This Is All Yours. Three years on from that, the trio return with an album that finds them following their creative muse down some head-scratching paths.

Let’s get one thing out of the way early and save ... read more
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Below is the review I wrote for The405...

The story goes that Dead Cross had just parted ways with their singer, Gabe Serbian, and were now left sitting with their proverbial dicks in their hands.They had a half hour of written music, but no vocals. For an up and coming band gearing up to record and release its first album, this would have proven to be a major stumbling block. Fortunately for Dead Cross (and for us), Dave Lombardo’s personal assistant repeatedly implored him to get in ... read more
95
I wrote the review for The 405, so my thoughts on the album are in there (see below to save you clicking):


Mike Hadreas’ fourth album under his Perfume Genius moniker is his most generous yet, in both runtime and open-heartedness. It marks the latest bold step in an artist’s evolution from modest beginnings in the world of lo-fi, intensely personal songwriting to his current standing as a creator of grandly ambitious, unapologetically kitsch art-pop. It also completes an emotional ... read more
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Summary: Jay-Z ropes Beyonce into his futile quest to make Tidal happen; she agrees but under the proviso that she can spend three quarters of the album's runtime calling him out as a no-good, cheating bastard.

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Obviously, whilst it plays into what is probably a generally accepted, Jay-Z-denigrating narrative, the summary above is just me being pithy. Think what you like about Tidal-exclusivity (Kanye West already turned that concept into a joke with ... read more
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Sep 12, 2015
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