Sonic Youth-Sister

  Noise, YEAH. Art rock, AWW YEAH. Distortion, FUCK YEAH. “Her brother said she’s just a bitch”, wait, what? Sonic Youth have quickly become one of my all time favourite bands. I hate to say it but they’re cool as fuck, and that’s a big part of why I like them. Every record has aContinue reading “Sonic Youth-Sister”

Director-We Thrive On Big Cities

Remember Director? They were an Irish band who released two albums before splitting, the debut We Thrive On Big Cities in 2006 and the follow up I’ll Wait For Sound in 2009. They came around at a time when the Irish music industry was making a name for itself, with the likes of The Coronas, DavidContinue reading “Director-We Thrive On Big Cities”

Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures

Joy Division’s debut ‘Unknown Pleasures‘ is regarded by some as one of the best albums ever released.  When I first heard it I was in awe of the sound and feel of the album largely down to Ian Curtis presence. I was brought to the album through comparisons people had made between the music ofContinue reading “Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures”

Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

This was one of the first albums I loved and played over and over. I was the perfect age for it,16, and at the beginning of so many of the stories the Arctic Monkeys tell in this album. So, I related to that but also to the music. The Kooks sang about much the sameContinue reading “Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not”

The xx- I See You

Oh boys. Oh boys. Ohboysohboysohboys! What a fucking album ‘I See You‘ is. One of the best first time listens I’ve ever had, it’s almost flawless.  To see where The xx have come from and see how they have progressed and changed without fearing the reaction is amazing.  If you take anything away from anyContinue reading “The xx- I See You”

John Grant-Queen Of Denmark

John Grant is one of those artists who can pull off almost anything. His album ‘Queen Of Denmark’ consists of songs filled with humour, relationship break ups, religion and general life issues.  A collaboration with the band Midlake, its pop, synth-pop, folk and electronic. He also showcases his skills on the piano in most tracks.Continue reading “John Grant-Queen Of Denmark”

Glass Animals-Zaba

‘Zaba‘ is the debut album by English band Glass Animals released in 2014. I hadn’t heard of them until I came home last summer and a few friends were raving on about them. So what’s all the fuss about? A strange mix of hip-hop beats, jungle sounds and alt/indie rock makes up the album. It’sContinue reading “Glass Animals-Zaba”

Best Coast- Fade Away

I had only heard Best Coast’s debut, ‘Crazy For You’ because it somehow ended up on my laptop. I liked a few tracks off it like ‘Boyfriend’ and ‘I Want To’, and I dug the whole surf/dream pop thing. What stood out though were the lyrics, which I thought were as predictable as water being wet.Continue reading “Best Coast- Fade Away”

Savages-Adore Life

Savages debut album ‘Silence Yourself‘ was excellent, ‘Adore Life‘ is twice as good. I can see how ‘Silence Yourself‘ was so well received by fans and critics but their follow up is kind of perfect! They’ve replaced the chaos and madness with a more controlled madness, building an album that twists and turns throughout withoutContinue reading “Savages-Adore Life”

Editors-The Back Room

‘The Back Room‘ is the debut album by English post-punk/rock band Editors. It was actually the second Editors album I bought because I only heard of them when ‘An End Has A Start‘ came out. I actually prefer this one to their second effort as it was a little more dark and and also slightlyContinue reading “Editors-The Back Room”