EP Review: Avicii – AVĪCI (01)

EP Review: Avicii – AVĪCI (01)

Interminable, incessant, and uninterrupted are some of the English translations applied to the Sanskrit word Avīci. This is also the name of the lowest level of hell within Buddhist cosmology. So, in naming his latest EP AVĪCI (01), what might Continue reading “EP Review: Avicii – AVĪCI (01)”

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Album Review: Make Them Suffer – Worlds Apart

Album Review: Make Them Suffer – Worlds Apart

Listeners who are not keen on growls and screamed vocals will likely be alienated by Harmanis’ singing, but he demonstrates an unexpected flexibility and fluency with his delivery. Harmanis is capable of shifting the colour and tone of his guttural utterances, alternating between barely intelligible growls and Continue reading “Album Review: Make Them Suffer – Worlds Apart”

Album Review: Foster the People – Sacred Hearts Club

Album Review: Foster the People – Sacred Hearts Club

Saccharine sentimentality gets a look in on I Love My Friends, while the instrumental interlude of Orange Dream punctuates the album like a misplaced comma. The record’s second half is more engaging than the first, managing to simultaneously be more coherent and just as disjointed as that which preceded it. Continue reading “Album Review: Foster the People – Sacred Hearts Club”

Album Review: Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Album Review: Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Everything Now falls prey to its own excesses, such as having five tracks share just variations on two titles – Everything NowEverything Now (Continued)Everything_Now (Continued)Infinite Content, and Infinite_Content. Even for a band with a history of presenting their ideas in a serialised form, the naming Continue reading “Album Review: Arcade Fire – Everything Now”

Album Review: Vera Blue – Perennial

Album Review: Vera Blue – Perennial

This restraint is commendable – too many artists fall prey to the idea that virtuosic performances are a substitute for compelling writing – and shows great judgement. In theory. Many of Perennial’s individual tracks lack a distinct character, and may just as easily be the product of any anonymous pop-performer. Continue reading “Album Review: Vera Blue – Perennial”