A particular combination that allows Hayter to perfectly evoke the horrors of domestic abuse that she has suffered, ... read more
In fact, the last album from them that, both for and despite its flaws, I could just put on and enjoy was a decade ago with The 2nd Law. Since then we've had 2 incredibly disappointing projects from them in the form of Drones and Simulation Theory.
For me, the run of Origin of Symmetry to The Resistance is Muse's best. The songs are as eccentric as they ... read more
Like a broken kaleidoscope, ideas are rammed together into a glorious collage of blazing flames and blooming flowers. The album is chaos incarnate one moment and serene plateaus the next, deftly weaving these visions together through the group's excellent technical skills, but also their genuine ear for melody and for pacing within songwriting.
It also helps that many of the ... read more
Drake has rarely captured my attention over the years, his takes on more melodic Pop Rap come across as lacklustre. Instead of capturing the fun of Pop or being melodically interesting enough to carry a tune, his voice lazily drifts over gentle beats that carry as much personality he does. I get that he plays up a downtrodden ... read more
The band have always been fans of trying to do the "opposite" of whatever their last record was about. From the in-your-face hooks of Get to Heaven to the slow-burning storytelling on A Fever Dream, whose soft electronics were turned into wild guitars on RE-ANIMATOR. So coming off of their most "Indie-Rock" album with RE-ANIMATOR a Synth Pop and Dance Pop influenced album just makes sense.
From the ... read more