Blog Posts - Album Reviews

REVIEW: Dodgy – 'What Are We Fighting For' (Cherry Red Records)

During the Britpop era of the mid 90s, Dodgy were often mistaken for bandwagon jumpers attempting to capitalise on the success of Oasis and Blur, when in reality they were the first ever group to be described as “Britpop” in the music press. In f...
by RW/FF on Sep 2, 2016

Vybz Kartel King of the Dancehall is the Biggest selling Dancehall album in a decade

The album of the decade, King of the Dancehall debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Reggae Album Charts this week. With first-week sales of 1,867 copies in the US (according to sales tracker Nielsen Music) and over 3,000 globally, King of the Danceha...
by on Jun 22, 2016

‘Me Before You’ Original Soundtrack is Good! (Album Review)

Jojo Moyes’ best-selling novel, “Me Before You”, has finally made it to the big screen and kicked off with an $18.3 million weekend debut. It is a tragic love story between two very different people. Louisa Clark, played by the Game...
by Just Random Things on Jun 13, 2016

Sizzla – 876 (Album Review)

Album Review: Sizzla’s higghly anticipated album “876” Get “876” on iTunes If it is not the first time that you’ve come across my blog, I am sure you are already familiar with Sizzla. For those who might be hearin...
by Jamworld876 on Apr 18, 2016

Natty – Release the Fear (Album)

Natty drops sophomore album "Release the Fear" on February 29th, 2016. An eclectic yet memorable musical journey tinted by subtle tones of Reggae music. The post Natty – Release the Fear (Album) appeared first on Jamworld876.
by Jamworld876 on Feb 29, 2016

Marcus Marr & Chet Faker – Work EP

If you’ve been paying attention over the past few weeks you will have noticed that tracks taken from a collaborative EP between Aussie sensation Chet Faker, and rising producer extraordinaire Marcus Marr have been lighting up the internet. Betw...
by Details of my life so far.. on Dec 10, 2015

Soulmedic “Fyah Forward” Album Review

Today, I have the pleasure to present to you Soulmedic’s brand-new album: “Fyah Forward”, released on May 12th, 2015. To be honest with you, I first thought that Soulmedic‘s voice was not so special. It was just another album...
by Jamworld876 on Jun 6, 2015

REVIEW: Blur - 'The Magic Whip' (Parlophone Record‏s)

Its not everyday I get to review an album quite like this one. When the band that changed my life release their first album in 16 years, this becomes more than just a record, a life event in fact. A lot of groups fade out after the creative rot...
by RW/FF on Apr 26, 2015

Tech N9ne Speaks About Featured Collaborations on ‘Special Effects’ Album

Yesterday, Tech N9ne sat down with HotNewHipHop crew to give an exclusive sneak peek behind the massive amount of collaborations or featured artists on the tracks on his upcoming album ‘Special Effects’. ‘Special Effects’ is...
by Just Random Things on Apr 7, 2015

REVIEW: Stephen Jones - 'No Message' (BandCamp)

Describing your own album as "an undiscovered gem" may seem a bit egotistical in some people's eyes, but at least Stephen Jones isn't lying. The brains behind Babybird is known for his prolific workrate, but hadn't released an album of "words and mus...
by RW/FF on Apr 4, 2015

REVIEW: Stephen Jones - 'Meloncholy'

Although many people won't have any idea of what happened to Babybird since the chart hits of the 90s, Sheffield cult hero Stephen Jones has actually been releasing a huge amount of new music via his Bandcamp page over the last couple of years or so.
by RW/FF on Mar 9, 2015

REVIEW: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Chasing Yesterday' (Sour Mash Records)

When you're currently writing some of the best music of your career, it must be frustrating to keep being asked when your old band are going to reform. But it clearly hasn't affected Noel Gallagher's post-Oasis creative resurgence as is proved by his...
by RW/FF on Mar 5, 2015

REVIEW: The Charlatans - 'Modern Nature' (BMG Chrysalis Records)

by RW/FF on Feb 23, 2015

Album Review of ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ by Imagine Dragons

The second studio album of Imagine Dragons, ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ or ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ officially released a couple of days ago on Feb 17, 2015. And this is the album review of ‘Smoke + Mirrors’. As soon as Imagine D...
by Just Random Things on Feb 21, 2015

REVIEW: Idlewild - 'Everything Ever Written' (Empty Words Records)

Scottish indie legends Idlewild return after a six year hiatus with their seventh studio album, and it doesn't disappoint. Sturdy opening track 'Collect Yourself' bursts in with hungry vigour, matching the slinky groove of its verse with a joyous cho...
by RW/FF on Feb 18, 2015

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Ties ‘Fearless’ Album For Longest No.1 Reign

Although “Shake It Off” didn’t win any Grammys this year, we have high hopes for ‘1989’ album on 2016 Grammy Awards. ‘1989’ album was released too late to be qualified for 2015 Grammy Awards. Grammy talks asi...
by Just Random Things on Feb 12, 2015

REVIEW: Gaz Coombes - 'Matador' (Hot Fruit Records)

Following on from 2012's 'Here Come The Bombs', the second LP from ex Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes sees him settling into life as a solo artist by breaking down the sort of boundaries that would have proved more difficult for a guitar trio.Experim...
by RW/FF on Feb 4, 2015

REVIEW: Martin Carr - 'The Breaks' (Tapete Records)

Martin Carr was the songwriter behind the Boo Radleys, who built up an army of fans in the 90s putting out brilliantly experimental pop records and even cracked the mainstream with the eternal 1995 radio staple 'Wake Up Boo'. After the commercial fai...
by RW/FF on Oct 12, 2014

REVIEW: Headman/Robi Insinna - '6' (Relish Recordings)

Swiss DJ and producer Robi Insinna has been remixing the likes of Doves, Franz Ferdinand and many others under his Headman alias for over a decade now, yet there are aren't many who will be aware of his own music, let alone the fact that he is now on...
by RW/FF on Oct 11, 2014

RW/FF talks to Mark Chadwick about the history of the Levellers

In hindsight, I feel lucky to have been born in 1984, because it meant that I grew up in the 90s. It seems like it was all a dream now, but believe it or not, before the mass homogenisation of popular music, there was room in the singles charts for n...
by RW/FF on Oct 5, 2014

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