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Album review: Metallica ‘Ride The Lightning’

Album review: Metallica ‘Ride The Lightning’

By Sam Wilkinson The year was 1984, and July 27 saw Metallica releasing their second album, ‘Ride The Lightning’. This album solidified both the band and the album at the forefront of the “thrash metal” genre, even amongst debut albums like Slayer’s “Show No Mercy”, and “Fistful of Metal” by Anthrax.   Vocalist and rhythm guitarist, James […]

 Chris Kirkwood

Review: Tinie Tempah’s ‘Youth’ doesn’t quite deliver

‘Youth’ is a poppy journey through Tinie Tempah’s mind that leaves much to be desired. After bursting onto the scene in 2010 with his album ‘Disc-Overy’, Tinie Tempah has failed to reach the heights of success that his debut record did. His follow up, ‘Demonstration’, was too Americanised and didn’t feel real, but his last […]

 Georgia Trevitt

Zayn Malik: Mind of Mine Album Review

A year ago to this date, Zayn Malik quit the world’s biggest boy band. Today, he has released his debut solo album Mind of Mine. He’s waited five years to unleash his true musical talents and this album proves it has been worth the wait. Mind of Mine is a pop-R&B album living up to […]

 Sophie Dishman

Review: Seinabo Sey – Pretend

Review: Seinabo Sey – Pretend

Seinabo Sey is a Swedish artist who is by no means unknown in the experimental-pop world of music. Her debut album ‘Pretend’ was released on October 23 this year and it has already made its mark as a success. With her recent Soul/RnB artist of the year win at the Kingsize Awards, Sey is no longer pretending, she […]

 Paul Barclay

Review: Lifehouse Out Of The Wasteland

14 years on from the debut album No Name Face, which spawned their biggest hit Hanging By A Moment, Lifehouse are back with their new album Out Of The Wasteland. This is the seventh album of their career and their first since leaving their previous label Geffen. Previous album Almeria had a very mixed response […]

 Adam Delicate

Review: Wombats Glitterbug “You can feel the emotional investment put into the songs”

After a sell-out UK tour including Newcastle’s O2 Academy, The Wombats are showing that the balanced blend of synths and guitars that give them that Wombatiness is as strong as ever in their third album, Glitterbug. Following on from its successful predecessors A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation and This Modern Glitch, Glitterbug carries […]

 Rachel Butler

ALBUM REVIEW: Jamie T – Carry On The Grudge

ALBUM REVIEW: Jamie T – Carry On The Grudge

After a long five years of silence Jamie Treays, known to most as Jamie T, breaks back into the world of music with Carry On The Grudge. For fans that thought that this long gap would change Jamie T for the worst, fear not, his penchant for poetic contemplation is still very apparent. But from […]

 Steph Chungu

Review: SOHN – Tremors

Review: SOHN – Tremors

Since 2012, SOHN has been building his reputation from remixes including Lana Del Rey’s Ride and Angel Haze’s Echelon. His single Artifice, showed promise from the producer, with stunning sounds and intricate lyrics, which shows that he stands out. Now releasing his debut offering, we see more depths to the producer, but still keeping a mysterious […]

 Jonny Lindsay

Review: Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love

Review: Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love

Paolo Nutini is back after his five-year hiatus and this week released his third album Caustic Love. The album has well and truly lived up to it’s pre-release hype, and the 13 track offering is a beautiful piece of art by the 27-year-old from Paisley, Scotland. The 50-minute-long blue-eyed soul album opens with Scream (Funk My […]

 Jonny Lindsay

Album Review: Eagulls – Eagulls

Album Review: Eagulls – Eagulls

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner claimed that Rock ‘n’ Roll will never die at last month’s Brit Awards, and Eagulls have put their argument forward to revive British guitar music. The Leeds five-piece released their angry post-punk debut album on Monday this week (March 3rd) and it’s been generally well received thus far. The 10 song […]