Sunday, 21 April 2013

What Gripes My Grapes

Hey guys! I'm back! But not on here sadly.
I have a new blog called 'What Gripes my Grapes'
Go check it out. You'll love it!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Review #75: Skying - The Horrors

When I look at 'The Horrors', I see a band who could easily just be described as music. Just like a pizza is a pizza, 'The Horrors' are music. In my opinion, they define the whole industry. It's their dreamy vocals, and thumping drum beats which put them in the highest of places.
Take 'I Can See Through You'. They don't try anything fancy, they don't purposely try to be different, they clearly play what comes naturally to them. It's different. Most definitely, there is no other band who manage to create such a dreamy, melodic, sound which sits in your ears like some sort of magical, ear elf.
Plus. The word 'Skying' is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

Best Tracks: 'Changing Rain', 'I Can See Through You', 'Oceans Burning'


Next Review: Within And Without - Washed Out

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Review #74: Kaiser Cheifs - The Future Is Medieval

For me,the Kaiser Chiefs epitomize the noughties. It was their young fresh sound that resounded out of my teenage earphones, egging me on to be pretty much what I wanted to be.
But now it's new times. I've grown up. They've grown up. And really, 'The Future Is Medieval' is exactly what they should have done, and more.
Okay, so it's no masterpiece, and there aren't any huge anthems lining the track listing, but what there is, is a new sound. Fresh, (Yes, we know 'Little Shocks' sounds like Maximo Park's 'Our Velocity', but we will give them the benefit of the doubt here. If they come out with a new song called 'Magazines From Cardboard Boxes' we will know something fishy is going on!) and a generally crisp piece of music. Track 2 'Things Change' pretty much sums up what the 'Kaiser Chiefs' have done, and done well at that. Another two albums of the same after this would be too much. So as long as they keep advancing, I will keep listening!

Best Tracks: 'Little Shocks', 'Starts With Nothing', 'Dead Or In Serious Trouble'.


Next Review: The Horrors - Skying

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Review #73: Liam Finn - FOMO

I have nothing against 'Liam Finn'. Cold Feet is a very good song. It's more the fact that I have now had five sub-standard albums in a row, and quite frankly, I'm getting bored! 2011 was going so well!

Best Track: 'Cold Feet'


Next Review: Kaiser Chiefs - The Future Is Medieval (It better be bloody well good, or I am going to rampage)

Tuesday, 27 September 2011


I am experiencing some problems at the moment, which is why there is such a gap between reviews. Sorry.
However, it should all be good again soon, and! And! And! The new site should be up soon!
Exciting times people!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Review #72: Chilly Gonzales - The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales

Okay, the lyrics are witty, and the tunes are catchy enough. But that is literally all there is to say about 'The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales'.
I could give you quotes of the lyrics, but that would spoil it wouldn't it? Just listen to it. It's good while it lasts, I guess...

Best Tracks: 'Supervillain Music', 'Different Kind Of Prostitute', 'Rap Race'


Next Review: Liam Finn - FOMO

Monday, 12 September 2011

Review #71: Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album

I'm sorry but what the hell is this? It really is boring. Give me good music! No offense, but the best thing about the album is the artwork, and that's just some kid...

Best Tracks: You choose. I don't have favorites.


Next Review: Chilly Gonzales - The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Review #70: Foster The People - Torches

It's all well and good having 'Pumped Up Kicks' on an album. Because, after all, it is a darn good song. However the rest of the album just doesn't really cut it.
What 'Foster The People' are doing just isn't fresh enough. They just seem so subdued. 'Torches' is as if you are being led away by the music, finally thinking that it is taking you to a special place, and then the track stops. It just rolls the tracks on and on. All sounding so familiar that it would be hard to tell the songs apart without a good read of the track listings, and quite a few independent listens to the album.
Maybe I am being to harsh. 'Foster The People' have a good sound. It's refreshing and mellow, and they have broken to places indie bands have found hard in recent years. I just feel they could have put more effort into the album. It doesn't feel complete.

Best Tracks: 'Waste', 'Houdini', 'Miss You'.


Next Review: Samiyam - Sam Baker's Album