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

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

The Smashing Pumpkins – Gish

You’ve gotta love The Smashing Pumpkins. A band that gave a generation of pissed off teens in America something to mosh to in the 90’s. I know several other groups came along or were present at the time, especially punk bands, but The Smashing Pumpkins were fucking loud. ‘Gish’ is their debut record, released in 1991. During the recording, Corgan was so obsessed about the … Continue reading The Smashing Pumpkins – Gish

White Stripes – Elephant

‘Elephant’, released in 2003 by The White Stripes is in the Top 10 best records of the last 15 years. No doubt. Their previous album ‘White Blood Cells‘ had brought them mainstream success on a smaller scale and set them up for bigger things. They delivered with ‘Elephant‘, and album with which they used 60’s recording equipment and no computers. They also recorded in a ‘non … Continue reading White Stripes – Elephant

The National – Cherry Tree

‘Cherry Tree’ is an EP released by The National in 2004 in the run up to the release of the studio album ‘Alligator’. It’s a short one, as EP’s tend to be, and it was a clear indication of where The National were going following the release of the previous album ‘Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers‘. There’s a slight change in sound between this EP and … Continue reading The National – Cherry Tree