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Album review: MF/MB/ – Colossus

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by Matt Juniper Artist: MF/MB/ Release: Colossus (2013) Label: Adrian Recordings Rating: 3.5 / 5 It has gotten to the point where simply stating a band is from Sweden is enough to get my attention. For a country of its size, Sweden seems to pump out an unusually large amount of music stars that often do music better than any of… Read more »

Album review: Charli XCX – True Romance

by Matt Juniper Artist: Charli XCX Release: True Romance (2013) Label: IAMSOUND Rating: 4 / 5 Considering Charlotte Aitchison (Charli XCX) is just 20 years old it is pretty crazy that it feels like we’ve been waiting for her debut album forever. But for an artist who has playing raves since 14 years of age, inking a record deal at 16… Read more »

Album review: James Blake – Overgrown

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by Matt Juniper Artist: James Blake Release: Overgrown (2013) Label: Republic Rating: 3.5 / 5 A few key things have happened in the two years since James Blake’s self titled debut. For starters, Skrillex happened and consequently what little collective understanding we had left of what ‘dubstep’ even means evaporated entirely. Second, James’ hairstyle has continued to evolve into pretty much… Read more »

Album review: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito

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by Matt Juniper Artist: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Release: Mosquito (2013) Label: Interscope Rating: 4 / 5 The Yeah Yeah Yeahs never needed to shake things up. The punk / garage rock formula on ‘Fever To Tell’ suited them so incredibly well they could probably have gone on to make four albums like that to consistent acclaim. That Karen O spent the… Read more »

Album review: Wavves – Afraid of Heights


by Matt Juniper Artist: Wavves Release: Afraid of Heights (2013) Label: Mom + Pop Music Rating: 3.5 / 5 In the two decades since alternative rock and grunge music burst on to FM radio, there have been few bands that have really been able to recreate the magic of the genre’s golden years. It is not like it’s an overly complex… Read more »