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Aug 20, 2019
75
The Dutch rock band releases their second album and it’s a change of pace for the group. They steer away from the raw and sarcastic punk sound from their debut album. “Negative Space” is toned down and embraces more elements of grunge and emo. Still, the bittersweetness of its predecessor is present. The personal and miserable lyrics are companied with characteristic cheerfull melodies. For instance, the Weezer inspired “Hit Me Till I Break My Bones”. But, the band ... read more
Aug 14, 2019
75
The art rock band releases their 15th album. It’s a concept album that serves as a soundtrack for the book and artwork with the same name. It’s written/created by lead vocalist, Wayne Coyne. The record tells a story about the rise and fall of a giant king and his preserved head. Besides Coyne’s lead vocals, Mick Jones (The Clash) narrates parts of the story. The songs are colourful and playful, with quirky instrumentation and creative sound effects. There are moments where the ... read more
Aug 14, 2019
70
The Florida garage rock/punk band releases their second album. It’s a 27-minute rumbling and contagious ride. The band goes for a simplistic yet effective approach, with tight hooks and scratchy guitars. The flashy drumming is impressive, though sometimes a bit rushed. On most of the songs, the vocals sound pleasant, but on the last two tracks, they fall short. The record does not end on a very strong note because of this. Compared to their debut album, the band’s songwriting has ... read more
Aug 14, 2019
80
The Californian rock band releases their debut album. It’s a record inspired by 90’s alternative and indie rock. The band also uses elements of garage and noise rock. The songs switch between eerie, melodic and aggressive. Vocally, there are some nicely executed harmonies that add to the vibe of the tracks. The moody lyrics are centred around the condition of lead singer, Kenny Becker, in which he is losing his ability to smell and taste. The delivery is sincere, but the amount of ... read more
Aug 14, 2019
75
This is the third solo album by the English musician and is entirely made up of covers. As the title depicts, Lenman ‘shuffles’ through his favourite songs, movies and stories; giving them his own unique twist. The tight rhythm section, chunky riffs and well-executed vocal melodies, throwback to his days with the band, Reuben, and 2017’s solo effort, “Devolver”. Lenman also takes his metal and folk influences to reinterpret the covers. This shows the ... read more
Jul 30, 2019
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