Album Reviews

Album review: Rikers – Islands

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May 9, 2012
Rikers - Islands

Title: Islands Artist: Rikers Label: Warner Music Canada/Anthem Released: 17 April 2012 In One Word: Self-proclaiming  If I was stuck on a desert, Yellowknife island, I would love this shit. However, I’m not at all. Nor are a lot of people. Funnily enough, one song goes, “I am an island. I...
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Album review: Monks of Mellonwah – Neurogenesis EP

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May 7, 2012
Monks of Mellonwah - Neurogenesis EP artwork

Title: Neurogenesis Artist: Monks of Mellonwah Label: Self-released Released: 24 May 2012 In One Word: Underwhelming I don’t care who the engineer on your album is and I’m sure 99 per cent of the music–listening  population agrees. Sure, you may end up with a professional sounding recording but ultimately, what makes...
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Album review: Death Grips – The Money Store

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May 3, 2012
Death Grips - The Money Store

Title: The Money Store Artist: Death Grips Label: Epic Released: 24 April 2012 In One Word: BAMPOPSKRZZZZCHSSSHAYEAYE Aggressive music kind of reigns supreme right now. I’ve always thought that looking at whatever people are dancing to serves as a pretty failsafe social barometer; if people are feeling something on such a...
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Album review: Mak – Mak

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April 30, 2012
Mak - Mak album artwork

Title: Mak Artist: Mak Label: L-A be Released: 10 January 2012 In One Word: Linear Mak, a five year old band have now come out with their new and first self-titled album, Mak. My first impression? “oooOOoooh.” My second impression? Why the Ooh?” I never seem to trust if bands are...
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Album review: Rooftop Runners – We Are Here EP

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April 26, 2012
Rooftop Runners - We Are Here EP

Title: We Are Here EP Artist: Rooftop Runners Label: Independently released Released: 3 April 2012 In One Word: Almost Rooftop Runners is a Berlin-via-Canada sibling duo that seemingly aims to specialize in a very specific kind of tense, slinky, mournful night-pop that lands somewhere in the neighbourhood of The xx. The...
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Album review: Eight and a Half – Scissors

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April 25, 2012
Eight and a Half - Scissors album artwork

Title: Scissors Artist: Eight and a Half Label: Arts & Crafts Released: 12 April 2012 In one word: Clarifying Eight and a Half equals Justin Peroff (Broken Social Scene’s drummer) plus Dave Hamelin and Liam O’Neil (both of The Stills). Do you know what I hear when I hear this long...
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Album review: The Big Pink – Future This

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April 16, 2012
The Big Pink - Future This

Title: Future This Artist: The Big Pink Label: 4AD Released: January 2012 In one word: Meek In 2009, UK electro rock noise-merchants The Big Pink arrived on the scene with a bold and swaggering debut, A Brief History of Love. It was a very solid debut record, which came with a...
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Album review: Of Monsters and Men – My Head is an Animal

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April 14, 2012
Of Monsters and Men - My Head is an Animal

Title: My Head is an Animal Artist: Of Monsters and Men Label: Universal Music Released: 3 April 2012 In one word: Believe I’ve had a long-standing love affair with Icelandic bands and their music; The Sugarcubes in the ’80s, Bjork in the ’90s and Sigur Ros from 1999 through most of...
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Album review: Kevin Myles Wilson – Businessman EP

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April 6, 2012
Kevin Myles Wilson - Businessman EP

Title: Businessman Artist: Kevin Myles Wilson Label: Orange Lounge Recording Company/inDiscover Recordings Released: March 2012 In One Word: Soul “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose  By any other name would smell as sweet” William Shakespeare Kevin Myles Wilson, by any other name would make sweet music. Now...
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Album review: The Black String Theory – Remission

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April 6, 2012
The Black String Theory - Remission

Title: Remission Artist: The Black String Theory Label: Self-Released Released: 16 April 2012 In One Word: Derivative I’m very new to the music journalism game. I’ve only been writing for Music Vice for about two weeks now, and I’ve enjoyed it immensely so far. But in the back of my mind,...
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