Santogold – Santogold

‘Santogold‘ is the debut album released by Santigold. It came out in 2008 and was preceded by the single ‘Creator’. She was know as Santogold at the time but changed her stage name slightly since. A whole bunch of producers were part of the creation of the album, but Diplo is the only one IContinue reading “Santogold – Santogold”

Kendrick Lamar- DAMN

  Now that Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN‘ has had time to settle in, I think it’s time for a review. I’ve been a big fan of Lamar for about 3 years, some time after the release of ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’. I stumbled across him in a (hipster) coffee shop in Vancouver where his music wasContinue reading “Kendrick Lamar- DAMN”

Tom Waits – The Early Years Vol. 1

Tom Waits released ‘The Early Years Vol. 1’ in 1991 and ‘Vol. 2′ in 1993. The recordings of both albums were made in 1971, before Waits had released his debut album ‘Closing Time’ in 1973. Some of the tracks on these two albums did actually make it onto albums, but these early versions carry withContinue reading “Tom Waits – The Early Years Vol. 1”

Josh Ritter – The Beast In It’s Tracks

Josh Ritter’s seventh album ‘The Beast In It’s Tracks‘ was released in 2013. Anyone who listens to Josh Ritter knows what a fantastic storyteller he is. He has also written quite a lot of songs abut America but doesn’t do the personal thing too much. With ‘The Beast In It’s Tracks’ he finally goes personal. It’sContinue reading “Josh Ritter – The Beast In It’s Tracks”

Def Leppard – Hysteria

Def Leppard’s fourth album ‘Hysteria‘ is 30 years old this year. That’s older than myself. A few years ago I bought one of their greatest hits albums (can’t remember the name) because ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ was on it. That then lead on to me playing it for a friend who also loved it,Continue reading “Def Leppard – Hysteria”

Ryan Adams-1989

Now, I’m a fan of Ryan Adams. I think he’s done some great work, a mix of country, rock, and heartbreak. He has a fantastic amount of work done which is something no one can take away. He’s been in two bands which have also released material. He’s been through some shit too and comeContinue reading “Ryan Adams-1989”

John Grant- Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

Ok. Reviewing this while giving it my first listen. ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ is Grant’s third solo album, released in 2015. While I was reading up on some lyrics from the album, I saw on http://www.genius.com that the Icelandic translation of ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure‘ is a ‘mid-life crisis/nightmare. That pretty much runs with theContinue reading “John Grant- Grey Tickles, Black Pressure”

Footloose-Footloose Soundtrack

  Don’t be hatin’. I know you love this film too. Kevin Bacon getting down in that factory made you wish you could dance. If Willard can do it so can you! The ‘Footloose Soundtrack’ is one of my favourites along with ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Into The Wild‘. This soundtrack is simply one of theContinue reading “Footloose-Footloose Soundtrack”

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”

The Weeknd- Beauty Behind The Madness

‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ is the second album from The Weeknd. I hadn’t heard of him until I was in Canada, so he kind of came out of nowhere for me. I think he was pretty well known before this release though in Canada and the US, but as we all know he blew upContinue reading “The Weeknd- Beauty Behind The Madness”