Dizzee Rascal – The Fifth: Track by Track Review

The Mic/ October 7, 2013

Rap’s cheeky schoolboy’s new album has just dropped, Dylan Mills a.k.a Dizzee Rascal has really come full-circle with this one! Superman – Dizzee comes in, firing on all cylinders with the emphatic Superman, with witty rhymes and a Fatboy Slim style, robotic chorus. Those classic Rascal rhymes on display straight off, “I think we should start in Jamaica. Or maybe

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Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake

The Mic/ October 7, 2013

This September has seen the return of Drake with his third studio album “Nothing was the same”, an album which has risen through the charts in typical Drake fashion; the highlight of this new chapter being “Hold on we’re going home” which currently sits at number five on the iTunes top 100 chart. The song exhibits a switch of genre

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I Woke Up Late to Bad Blood

The Mic/ October 7, 2013

Having lived under a rock of musical ignorance for years, emerging tentatively into the light like a hung over Fresher emerges from their room in the early afternoon only last year, I must say that I am quite impressed by Bastille’s debut studio album Bad Blood. As a whole the album managed to maintain my interest throughout, avoiding the musical

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The Internet – Feel Good

The Mic/ October 6, 2013

  The Internet’s new album, “Feel Good” is pretty self-explanatory. It is a one hour record that puts the listener into an awesome state of Zen. It’s not an aggressive sound, just something that manages to sneak into your mind and offer your muscles a break as it massages the stress away. The lyrics are almost whispered, they’re not offensive

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Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

The Mic/ October 4, 2013

 ‘AM’, the latest release by the Arctic Monkeys, caused quite a stir upon its September release. Nominated for the Mercury Prize despite the shortlist only being revealed two days after its official release, the album marks not only a change in style for the band, but also a departure from the ‘four lads in a room’ approach to their previous

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CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe

The Mic/ October 3, 2013

The Bones of What You Believe is the premiere studio album from Scottish synthpop band CHVRCHES which moved into the top 10 of the UK album charts this week to cap a fantastic breakthrough year for the trio. Comprising of lead singer Lauren Mayberry, back-up vocalist and guitarist Martin Doherty and guitarist Iain Cook, CHVRCHES have had a magnificent year,

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Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull

The Mic/ October 3, 2013

After remaining relatively quiet for a few years, Kings of Leon have finally made their return with their long awaited sixth album, Mechanical Bull. I have to admit that although at first I placed the album into the ‘easy listening’ category and thought it was even a tad plain by the usual standards of Kings of Leon, after a few

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Sun Rai – Pocket Music

Jack Greenard/ October 2, 2013

Sun Rai (aka Rai Thistlethwayte), lead singer of Australian band Thirsty Merc,  delivers his debut solo EP Pocket Music, full of summertime mellowness and funk, perfect for those, like me, who want the summer sunshine to last just that little longer. Each of the four songs on this EP has a unique but equally groovy drum beat which you can’t

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London Grammar’s Debut Album

Luke Gallimore/ September 21, 2013

Ever since first hearing Hannah Reid’s vocals on Disclosure’s ‘Settle’ released at the tired end of May this year, I’ve been waiting for London Grammar’s debut album. Their first release was late 2012, and it seems incredible that the Nottingham grads have turned around ‘If You Wait’ in such a short time, released on Columbia records. Often when you hype

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Goldfrapp – Tales of Us

Kamiah Overaa/ August 23, 2013

The upcoming album Tales of Us from the hugely successful electronic duo Goldfrapp is something  you might not expect, particularly  if most of your experience with the band lies with some of their chart-topping hits. Tales of Us is a gorgeous album of soft ambient songs, but it’s miles from the electronic disco anthems such as Ride A White Horse

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