Disclosure, ‘Caracal’ – Review


Disclosure Nails It on ‘Caracal’ Disclosure • Caracal • Capitol • Release Date: September 25, 2015 In recent times, electronic music has seen its profile greatly elevated. In a time where all genres seem to blend with others, electronic music has fit right in without a hitch. Don’t get it twisted – the music has…

Review: Coldplay, ‘Ghost Stories’


On sixth album Ghost Stories, Coldplay opt for subtlety, mysteriousness, and restraint. Coldplay • Ghost Stories • Parlophone • US Release Date: May 19, 2014  “I’m kind of a big deal”. That quote perfectly describes any album released by British alt-rock band Coldplay. Anytime the collective releases a new single or new album, you just…

Review: Jake Bugg, ‘Shangri La’


Bugg’s second album has its moments, less thrilling than his debut…  Jake Bugg⎪ Shangri La⎪ Island ⎪⎪US Release Date: November 19, 2013 After his self-titled debut album appeared in the U.S. In 2012, Jake Bugg drew rave reviews as a the modern day Bob Dylan almost instantly.  Sporting an acoustically-driven sound with his distinct, if…

Review: James Blake, Overgrown


 James Blake ⎪ Overgrown ⎪ Universal (Polydor) ⎪⎪ US Release Date: April 09, 2013 Background James Blake first arrived onto the recording scene with 2011’s minimal, experimental, reverb-laden James Blake.  The crowning achievement of the British electronic/ singer-songwriter’s artist’s debut was an ‘electrified’ cover of Feist’s “Limit To Your Love” (The Reminder).  Aside from “Limit To…

Is Conor Maynard More Adventurous? ‘Contrast’ Shows Some Tinges


If ‘teen’ is a suffix on your age, then you shouldn’t be too suggestive musically, right? Well, that has seemed to be the trend throughout the year. British pop singer Conor Maynard is 20 and January 8, 2013 saw the U.S. release of his debut Contrast. Because I have such an ‘affinity’ to teen-pop/youthful-pop – at least to criticize it…