REVIEW // Lana Del Rey – Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey has solidified her position as one of today’s most iconic artists, and right now, she’s got everything to smile about. Lust for Life marks the culmination of the past five years she’s spent on her brand of lugubrious dream pop. Ultraviolence had been something of a grower,READ MORE

REVIEW // EXO – The War

I had absolutely no idea who EXO were or what sort of record this would be. Turns out they’re a South Korean boy band. And…it’s not half bad. Seriously. Honestly, this seemed to be right direction to take in terms of maintaining my passion for reviewing music in general.READ MORE

REVIEW // Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1

Calvin Harris’ latest 10-track album Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 is stacked. Like, 19 of the world’s biggest pop stars kinda stacked. Calvin Harris is a robot built by big label executives to act as an anchor, pulling together otherwise potentially strange collaborations to create guaranteed hits. He’s the posterREAD MORE

REVIEW // Allday – Speeding

When did Allday get so dark? Allday to Allnight. Sometimes you get tired of hearing New York rappers endlessly lamenting Brooklyn and the Empire State and West Coast rappers boasting about how great California is. Sometimes you want to hear something a little closer to home. Enter Allday: NorthREAD MORE

REVIEW // Fazerdaze – Morningside

Her story section on Facebook, “Girl in bedroom on guitar”, implies that Fazderdaze is nothing game changing. But this 24-year old solo artist has delivered an album that sounds like it could be from a fitted-out four-piece act. It doesn’t help that Amelia Murray’s chosen artist name of Fazerdaze sounds moreREAD MORE

REVIEW // Cashmere Cat – 9

Falling from such great heights. Does a (cashmere) cat always land on its feet? Following some heavy-hitting collaborations like ‘Trust Nobody’ with Selena Gomez and singles with Ariana Grande, it seemed that Magnus August Høiberg was moving in the direction Diplo took Major Lazer: from grimey clubs to out-and-outREAD MORE

REVIEW // Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now

The fourth full-length record by Swedish musician Jens Lekman is a pleasantly catchy collection of indie pop, drawing from a diverse range of influences and styles. With the current era of pop music taking on a predominantly electronic texture, it’s always a nice surprise when artists take a decidedlyREAD MORE