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Roisín O Interview

Graham Luby chatted with the UCD Graduate and budding singer-songwriter ahead of her headline Whelan’s show                  “To be honest, singing and performing is something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I…

The Playlist

When the words ‘Live Lounge’ and ‘Bombay Bicycle Club’ come to together, and you know you’re in for a treat, and this cover certainly delivers. Taking Del Rey’s husky-voiced, nostalgia-ridden ballad, the boys (plus Lucy Rose) make it their own…

Magnum Opus – The Stone Roses

With the news last week that Manchester band The Stone Roses are due to reform, remedy beginning with two sold out gigs in Manchester in June, followed by a world tour and quite possibly new material, now is as good…

Lou Reed & Metallica – Lulu

Back in June, the news that Lou Reed was collaborating with Metallica on a studio album of pre-war German show tunes garnered a reaction about which nothing original can now be said. The metal world shrugged, while more conventional musical…

DJ Shadow – The Less You Know the Better

5 out of 10 Following up 2006’s The Outsider, cialis revered beatsmith DJ Shadow’s latest offering The Less You Know the Better comprises of exactly what fans expect; heavily sampled material paired with distinct genre variation. Shadows’ sampling style is…

BLINK 182 – NEIGHBORHOODS

3 out of 10   Blink 182 fans have been waiting eight years for the release of the much anticipated sixth studio album from the Californian pop-punk band. When they took to the stage during the 51st Grammy Awards in…

Magnum Opus Neutral Milk Hotel- In the Aeroplane over the Sea

Normally, online we at Tribune Towers use the Magnum Opus column to give exposure to classic albums, flagship aural milestones that typified genres. Past instalments have seen multi-platinum selling works getting the praise that they deserve, as well as opportunistic…

The Specialist: R.I.P. R.E.M.

R.E.M., physician one of the seminal indie-rock bands of the past thirty years, announced this week that they have broken up. Since their inception in 1980, the band released fifteen studio albums, beginning with 1983s Murmur, still considered to be…