Album Review: Of Mice & Men – Defy

Album Review: Of Mice & Men – Defy

Sunflower juxtaposes Of Mice & Men’s abilities to go gentle and melodic, and hard and aggressive, and while aspects of this toing-and-froing don’t always work, the punchy drums from Valentino Arteaga provide the track’s pleasingly solid beat, and the only major flaw with the song being that the group couldn’t bring Continue reading “Album Review: Of Mice & Men – Defy”

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Album Review: Anderson East – Encore

Album Review: Anderson East – Encore

Put on in the background Encore proves to be a rather enjoyable album, driven by the pleasant timbre of East’s vocals and the warm musical backing that emphasises either the guitar and organ or the brass section, depending on whether it is leaning into the blues or soul elements of the sound. King For a Day opens the album Continue reading “Album Review: Anderson East – Encore”

Record Rewind: Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley

Record Rewind: Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley

And the album certainly wastes no time when it comes to the “go”, immediately bursting from the gates with Gardenia, which opens with a massive intro riff – if that’s even the correct way to think of it, as the song skips any foreplay and goes straight to the rocking out – courtesy of Josh Homme’s guitar, before Bjork enters Continue reading “Record Rewind: Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley”

Record Rewind: Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere

Record Rewind: Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere

Tracks like Smiley Faces and The Boogie Monster feel light-hearted despite featuring a healthy dose melancholy, which is testament to the duo’s skill at crafting music that is both enjoyable and meaningful. Just a Thought and Who Cares? deal with depression and mental health directly without being heavy-handed or preachy, Continue reading “Record Rewind: Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere”