Album Reviews

Album Review: Serj Tankian – Elect The Dead Symphony

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March 11, 2010
Album Review: Serj Tankian – Elect The Dead Symphony

Title: Elect The Dead Symphony Artist: Serj Tankian Label: Warner Release Date: 9 March 2010 In One Word: Refreshing As a bona fide System Of A Down fan, it’s perhaps high time...
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Album Review: Fozzy – Chasing The Grail

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March 11, 2010
Album Review: Fozzy – Chasing The Grail

Title: Chasing The Grail Artist: Fozzy Label: Riot! Release Date: Out Now In One Word: Ozzy! OK, so first things first, it’s hard to take the notion of a professional wrestler fronting a band...
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Album Review: Hands – Little Boots

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March 9, 2010
Album Review: Hands – Little Boots

Title: Hands Artist: Little Boots Label: Warner Release Date: 2 March 2010 In One Word: Contrived By definition pop music is “commercial popular music, in particular accessible, tuneful music of a kind popular since the...
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Single Review: Black Soul Strangers – The Haunting

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March 5, 2010
Single Review: Black Soul Strangers – The Haunting

Title: The Haunting Artist: Black Soul Strangers Label: Squeek Records Release Date: 14 March 2010 In One Word: Fetching When you search for ‘haunting’ in a dictionary, what seems to be a re-occurring...
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Album Review: The Unthanks – Here’s the Tender Coming

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February 28, 2010
Album Review: The Unthanks – Here’s the Tender Coming

Title: Here’s the Tender Coming Artist: The Unthanks Label: Rough Trade/EMI Released: 2 March 2010 Canada and US (UK 14 September 2009) In one word: Shinemuck This album is one of the...
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Album Review: Hot Chip – One Life Stand

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February 26, 2010
Album Review: Hot Chip – One Life Stand

Title: One Life Stand Artist: Hot Chip Label: EMI Released: 2 February 2010 In one word: Vocals One Life Stand is an album made to be listened to in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is...
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Album Review: The Swellers – Ups and Downsizing

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February 23, 2010
Album Review: The Swellers – Ups and Downsizing

Title: Ups and Downsizing Artist: The Swellers Label: Fueled By Ramen/WEA Released: 23 February 2010 (Canada/US) In one word: Adequate Flint, Michigan four-piece The Swellers deliver their fourth album in Ups and Downsizing....
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Rob Zombie – Hellbilly Deluxe 2

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February 18, 2010

One Word: Disappointing. After his abysmal Halloween remake in 2007 and his direction of the equally terrible (bar Tom Waits) tribute to my favourite band, The Ramones I didn’t think I could salvage any love...
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Album Review: Chokeules – Hypergraphia

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February 16, 2010
Album Review: Chokeules – Hypergraphia

Title: Hypergraphia Artist: Chokeules Label: Backburner Recordings Released: Out Now In one word: Fresh Batten down the hatches, pull down the shutters, say your last goodbyes…I think the apocalypse may be coming. No, I didn’t just...
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Album Review: The Random Humans EP

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February 16, 2010
Album Review: The Random Humans EP

Title: The Random Humans Artist: The Random Humans Label: Random Human Records/Reversed Records Released: 23 February 2010 In one word: Promising It’s always a tad difficult to make a fair assessment of an artist on...
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