Album Reviews

Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence Is Dark, Yes, But Wonderfully So

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Lana Del Rey's new album may superficially seem like more of the same. Certainly Del Rey has picked up where she left off on Born to Die. Her haunting, raspy vocals are still there, as are the depressing lyrics of a disillusioned woman looking for a life she craves on the wrong side of the tracks.

An Album to Cut Whiskey With: Liane Carroll, Ballads

David V.H. Ellis | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
David V.H. Ellis

The most poignant moments on this record are also its finest and throughout, the arrangements build magnificently; these are endings to stop conversation and put pauses between breaths.

My Bloody Valentine - Oh God... It's Not Bad, Actually It's Pretty Good... Wait, I Love It!

Dudley Colley | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dudley Colley

The stunning production belies itself immediately, studios of the 90s just couldn't capture sound this well, and from the get go, beneath the maelstrom, the voices have that slight weathered thinness that age brings.

Try a Dance With 'Delilah': Emerging Icons Star Annaca Collaborates With Stereophonics Producer on New Sexy Track

Kat Jackman | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

When she took to the stage in the Olympic Park this summer, it was near impossible to take your eyes off her. She almost melts into her own music, living and breathing each word and note like a one-woman theatre company. It's really quite incredible what this lady can do.

'Bad Day' Superstar Spots New Talent Elissa Franceschi... And No Talent Show in Sight!

Kat Jackman | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Elissa Franceschi is a powerhouse vocalist, gifted song-writer and true artist. Channelling all of this and more into her performances at the Olympic Park this summer made her a prime selection for the Emerging Icons album, but this choice was based on more than her live shows alone.

The xx - Coexist

William Barns-Graham | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
William Barns-Graham

When the xx breezed into all our lives as if riding a gust of murky ambience in 2009, they somehow created a brand of music that seemed unique and distinguished despite holding few innovations and owing plenty to the swathes of trip hop, RnB, soul and early dubstep that dallied with similar atmospherics for decades previous.

Album Review - Lianne La Havas 'Is Your Love Big Enough'

Carly Wilford | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

When an artist has the backing of some of the music industry's biggest names, you know the future is looking pretty bright. With Prince and Stevie Wonder as fans and Zane Lowe choosing 'Is Your Love Big Enough?' as his 'Hottest Record In The World', Lianne La Havas has already earned herself huge respect with muso's worldwide...

Album Review: Logic & Last Resort, True Talk

Omar Shahid | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Omar Shahid

In an age where hip-hop has become synonymous with thoughtless lyrics and violence - the antipode of its origins - Logic, a London-based MC, has set o...

Captain SIB's Musical Discoveries 2nd Edition - Fozzy

Iain Fraser | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Iain Fraser

Originating from Texas but now mainly based out of Georgia, this group of metal infused musicians comprise of Chris Irvine(Jericho), former WWE wrestler and actor, Rich Ward, Frank Fontsere, Sean B. Delson (all part of underground metal-rap band Stuck MoJo) and Billy Grey.