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Why Me? Why Not. – Liam Gallagher

★ ★ ★ ‘You only get to do it once’ is the bridge to the best song on Liam Gallagher’s second solo album, and it’s the perfect representation of Gallagher himself. With Why Me? Why Not Gallagher tries to reach…

All My Heroes Are Cornballs – JPEGMAFIA

★ ★ ★ ★ JPEGMAFIA’s third studio album, All My Heroes Are Cornballs is a mixture of punk rap, experimental hip hop, lo-fi and trap beats which, in theory, feels like it shouldn’t work – but it does, and does…

Album Review: Bandana by Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

In an age where it seems that most entertainment is made up of remakes and sequels, targeting our wallets through nostalgia, rapper Freddie Gibbs and producer Madlib’s second collaborative album solidifies this duo’s legacy, rubbing shoulders with its 2014 predecessor. …

Album Review: Metawar by 3TEETH

Evoking memories of the industrial titans of the past, 3TEETH assault the listener with suffocatingly dark waves of sound on Metawar. Blending Skinny Puppy’s snarled vocals with early Ministry’s harsh, thumping guitar lines, they wear their influences with pride, yet…

Album Review: For Those I Love by For Those I Love

The context for For Those I Love’s self-titled is best presented as a timeline. The project’s lead, David Balfe, began creating songs about friendship and support against the backdrop of post-austerity Dublin. A year into the process, his friend and…

The Year In Underrated Albums

Kala O’Toole Jey on Lily Allen’s No Shame Lily Allen has always been a contentious figure in the music world. Not one to shy away from public gaze, her undeniably straight-talking, no-bullshit attitude, is often a surprising contrast to her…

Revisiting Hours: Protomartyr – Under Color of Official Right

Protomartyr’s second album is the red-headed stepchild of their back catalogue for the sole reason that it tends to be overlooked in favour of their later work. It’s a personal favourite album of mine. Following on the heels of their…

Make Way For The Queen: Robyn Has Returned

Obviously, the new Robyn album is great. I cannot in good conscience call this a ‘review’; my sheer lack of objectivity whenever Robyn is part of the discussion prohibits the use of the word. Robyn has long since solidified her…

Album in Review: Iridescence – BROCKHAMPTON

BROCKHAMPTON have always been a group on the cutting edge, but with their latest album iridescence, their sound has become even more exploratory. Even the name of the album echoes the wide array of worldviews present in the group; as…

Review: Bjork Vulnicura

Few artists in recent years have mastered the tired concept that is the break-up album. However, pharm given the multitude of ideas and styles that Bjork has pulled off, whatever move she makes is bound to enthral listeners in some…

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra – THEATRE IS EVIL

(8 Ft. Records, 2012) It’s rare anyone these days refers to a group of distinctly rock-flavoured songs as a “great pop record”, let alone such a group released by a boutique sort of artist on a minor record label. Bear…