St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION | Release of the Week

St. Vincent has been steadily honing her craft over the last few years, going from an aspiring modern-day guitar god into a being who likes to dip their toes into the strange. Her new album is called MASSEDUCTION and she’s ditched the wild platinum locks for a Doctor Foster-esque bob and even gotten her bottom out for the album artwork too. Cheeky.

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Everything Everything – A Fever Dream | Release of the Week

Everything Everything are possibly the most underrated band around today. These guys have been politely digging away at honing their sound into one that adds a bit of depth and character to modern Pop music, and it’s only until 2015’s Get To Heaven that the masses began to notice. A Fever Dream is the band’s new album and it’s another dazzling display of Pop music with a bit of topical deepness to it.

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Queens of the Stone Age – Villains | Album Review

If you’re new to the blog and have just stumbled upon it please be aware that I am a huge fan of Queens of the Stone Age. The following review may contain scenes of giddy screaming, hints of hyperventilation and a smidge of tears. Today marks the release of QOTSA’s seventh album Villains, and with the world seemingly becoming switched on to the talent of the Desert-dusted veterans it’s possibly their most anticipated record yet. Coming four years after the release of the seminal …Like Clockwork, Villains looks set to build upon the foundations of a new beginning and head off on another journey of re-discovery. With producer Mark Ronson involved, this record is finally the soundtrack behind Josh Homme’s ‘Ginger Elvis’ moniker. It’s heavy, it’s sentimental, and it knows how to dance.

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Guide Dog – Lovely Domestic Bliss | Release of the Week

Guide Dog are a trio from Cardiff and this is their debut album Lovely Domestic Bliss. I’ve always been partial to a bit of domestic bliss myself, and have found that over the years I’ve learned how to achieve such harmony. As a male and a boyfriend, I’ve learned that the secret to keeping the peace is to just do everything you’re told and agree with everything. Everything. Sure, it’ll leave you a broken husk of a man, but at least you’ll be able to watch TV shows in peace.

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Arcade Fire – Everything Now | Album Review

Arcade Fire has returned with new album Everything Now. Since erupting into the mainstream with 2010’s seminal hit The Suburbs, the Canadian collective have tried to embrace a new sound that offered a little less realistic sadness and more disco-tinged nights instead. Their first effort – 2013’s Reflektor ­– delivered a catchy but bloated listen, like how’d you feel heading for the dancefloor after polishing off a curry. However, with Everything Now it seems Arcade Fire have trimmed down a little and avoided the curry, heading straight into the disco ball instead.

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