Album Reviews

Album Review: B.o.B. – The Adventures of Bobby Ray

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April 29, 2010
Album Review: B.o.B. – The Adventures of Bobby Ray

Title: B.o.B. (presents) – The Adventures of Bobby Ray Artist: B.o.B. Label: Warner Released: 27 April 2010 In one word: Underwhelming I saw this one coming months back… B.o.B.’s debut has been hyped and talked up so much in the run up to its release that it comes as no surprise...
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EP Review: Save Your Breath – Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

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April 25, 2010
EP Review: Save Your Breath – Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy

Title: Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy Artist: Save Your Breath Label: Adeline Records Released: 9 March 2009 (UK) 13 April 2010 (North America) In one word: Flat This release from Newport, UK pop-punkers is everything you needn’t bother with in a record. First off, they’re a five-piece band playing three chord...
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Album Review: Leather Face – The Stormy Petrel

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April 21, 2010
Album Review: Leather Face – The Stormy Petrel

Title: The Stormy Petrel Artist: Leatherface Label: Big Ugly Fish Released: Out Now In one word: Mackemtastic No one’s now listening to punk for originality, or social revolution. No one’s now listening to punk for originality. No one’s now listening to punk. No one’s now listening. If they ever did. I’ll...
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Album Review: Melissa Auf der Maur – Out Of Our Minds

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April 20, 2010
Album Review: Melissa Auf der Maur – Out Of Our Minds

Title: Out of Our Minds Artist: Melissa Auf der Maur Label: Roadrunner (Australia/New Zealand/Europe) Released: Out Now Australia/NZ and North America, 3 May 2010 UK and Europe In one word: Stunning Melissa Auf Der Maur is an underrated gem of modern music who always seems to written off as one of...
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Album Review: Jónsi – Go

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April 20, 2010
Album Review: Jónsi – Go

Title: Go Artist: Jónsi Label: XL Released: 6 April 2010 In one word: Jubilant We’ve all had a day in our life some times that, that were it a fish, we’d throw it back in a heartbeat.  A day so wrapped in regret and loathing that we’d gladly suffer a memory-wipe...
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Album Review: Scott Lanaway – Mergers & Acquisitions

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April 9, 2010
Album Review: Scott Lanaway – Mergers & Acquisitions

Title: Mergers & Acquisitions Artist: Scott Lanaway Label: AEON Music Released: 23 March 2010 In one word: Boring “Let’s Be Together” has to be one of the dullest opening tracks I have ever had to endure. The same looped beat and synth bit repeat over and over and over for nearly...
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Album Review: Hunter Valentine – Lessons From The Late Night

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April 9, 2010
Album Review: Hunter Valentine – Lessons From The Late Night

Title: Lessons From The Late Night Artist: Hunter Valentine Label: Tommy Boy Released: 17 April 2010 Canada, 11 May Rest of World In one word: Gutsy Hunter Valentine are an all-girl rock trio who, on this album especially, sing a lot of songs where ‘she’ is the immanent subject matter. Singing...
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Album Review: When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors

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April 9, 2010
Album Review: When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors

Title: When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors Artist: The Doors w/ poetry by Johnny Depp Label: Warner Released: April 2010 In one word: Passé It’s a shame that The Doors documentary When You’re Strange isn’t playing in Toronto, or anywhere else in the country for that matter. The...
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Album Review: Bjork – Voltaic

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April 5, 2010
Album Review: Bjork – Voltaic

Title: Voltaic Artist: Björk Label: Nonesuch Records Released: 30 March 2010 In one word: Challenging Björk is an artist who I find challenging in so many ways. In terms of her creativity she has reached some guru-like moments throughout her career, creating compositions that are so far-out, products of an imagination...
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Album Review: Serena Maneesh – No 2: Abyss in B Minor

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April 4, 2010
Album Review: Serena Maneesh – No 2: Abyss in B Minor

Title: No 2: Abyss in B Minor Artist: Serena Maneesh Label: 4AD Released: 23 March 2010 In one word: Muddled There are few moments of clarity on Serena Maneesh’s follow-up to their 2005 self-titled debut. Stumbling between pop, Scandinavian heaviness, shoegaze, and dizzy psychedelia, Serena Maneesh’s latest takes us to a...
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