The Return of The Smashing Pumpkins. Kinda.

Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. is the 10th studio album by The Smashing Pumpkins. Released about two months ago, it’s received mixed reviews from almost all of the major publishers. It’s also the first Pumpkins record in 18 years to feature both Chamberlain and Iha, making it a reunion of sorts! Despite the fact that … Continue reading The Return of The Smashing Pumpkins. Kinda.

Shag Haired Villains – There Is A Noise

You know that painful search for new music everyone goes through? You’re tired of your current Playlist or constantly dropping back into an old album again and you need something fresh. This happens to me ALL.THE.TIME. I love an album for a month or two and then I don’t find anything new within it, and it just becomes another album on my MP3 or in … Continue reading Shag Haired Villains – There Is A Noise

Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf

“It’s songs for the deaf, you can’t even hear it”. ‘Songs For The Deaf’, is QOTSA third album. Released in 2002, I didn’t hear it in it’s entirety until 2008, which is crazy. It’s a loose concept album built around the story of someone taking a drive from LA to Joshua Tree. They tune in and out of radio stations along the way, picking up … Continue reading Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf

The National – Sleep Well Beast

It’s finally here!! All is well in this world again with the release of The Nationals seventh album ‘Sleep Well Beast’. It’s been four years since ‘Trouble Will Find Me‘ and on first appearances, the wait is worth it. Four singles preceded the release of the album, the best in my opinion being ‘Carin In The Liquor Store’, but they were all brilliant in truth. … Continue reading The National – Sleep Well Beast

Foals – Total Life Forever

‘Total Life Forever’ is English band Foals second album released in 2010. The band said that the album’s sound can be described as “the dream of an eagle dying“. Oook then, no drugs involved here. Four singles were released from the record and it did pretty well where ever it was released. Their debut ‘Antidotes‘ had also done well two years before and I still … Continue reading Foals – Total Life Forever