Album Reviews

The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Special Edition)

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December 4, 2009
The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Special Edition)

Title: Invaders Must Die Artist: The Prodigy Label: Take Me To The Hospital, Cooking Vinyl Released: November 2009 In one word: Bouncing The opening words ‘We Are The Prodigy’ of the first track are as much a blatantly obvious statement of self-awareness as they are a proud declaration announcing the menacing...
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Album Review: Niagara & The Hitmen – St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

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December 3, 2009
Album Review: Niagara & The Hitmen – St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Title: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Artist: Niagara & The Hitmen Label: Steel Cage Records Released: November 2009 In one word: Iffy I just felt the need to write about this record for some reason, firstly because of Niagara’s links with the late Ron Asheton of the Stooges and also the fact...
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Album Review: Every Avenue – Picture Perfect

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November 30, 2009
Album Review: Every Avenue – Picture Perfect

Title: Picture Perfect Artist: Every Avenue Label: Fearless Records Released: November 2009 In one word: Abysmal This is ugly, despicable stuff that impressionable young kids will just love and the fact it was produced by someone who’s worked with the Jonas Brothers just confirms these aforementioned suspicions. The music is poppy...
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Album Review: Bring Me The Horizion – Suidcide Season: Cut Up

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November 25, 2009
Album Review: Bring Me The Horizion – Suidcide Season: Cut Up

Title: Suidcide Season: Cut Up Artist: Bring Me The Horizon Label: Visible Noise Released: November 2009 In one word: Shit While it may not be Suicide Season it certainly is Remix Season after the fantastically shit Melvins remix record came out recently. Bring Me The Horizon have done exactly the same...
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Album Review: Melvins – Chicken Switch

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November 20, 2009
Album Review: Melvins – Chicken Switch

Title: Chicken Switch Artist: Melvins Label: Ipecac Released: September 2009 In one word: Shit The whole idea of a remixes album is a tired one at very least, Mark Ronson does that shit and only wankers like his crap new versions of “Valerie” (who liked it first time round anyway?), the...
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Album Review: Rolo Tomassi – Hysterics

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November 20, 2009
Album Review: Rolo Tomassi – Hysterics

Title: Hysterics Artist: Rolo Tomassi Label: Hassle Released: September 2009 In one word: ZAZZO! Rolo Tomassi are crazy. I read their press notes where someone described them as The Dillinger Escape Plan crashing into the Tate Modern, I can’t do any better than that and if you like that description I...
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Album Review: tUnE-yArDs – BiRd-BrAiNs

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November 17, 2009
Album Review: tUnE-yArDs – BiRd-BrAiNs

A review of Tune Yard's debut album BiRd-BrAiNs, released November, 2009 by 4AD. Home-recording at its finest, a DIY delight. In one word: Arresting