Tag: 2014

The Acid – Liminal

The Acid – Liminal       Heather Phares: Even if they’re not billed as a supergroup, the Acid’s three members boast a formidable amount of talent (and other projects): Adam Freeland scored a hit single with 2003’s breakbeat-driven “We Want Your Soul” and remixed songs by Orbital and Silversun Pickups, among others; along with his […]

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Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta

Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta       David Jeffries: Coming up on his third decade of making music, Bob Marley’s eldest son Ziggy had already climbed the charts with a series of reggae-pop hits before doing some of that mid-career wandering that artists often do, going off on pleasing larks such as children’s albums […]

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Lykke Li – I Never Learn

Lykke Li – I Never Learn       Timothy Monger: ‘There has always been something captivating about Swedish singer/songwriter Lykke Li. From the minimalist mix of icy electronics and playful indie pop of her 2008 debut Youth Novels to the weightier, percussive anthems on 2011’s Wounded Rhymes, she has flexed her considerable creative muscle […]

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Hozier – Hozier

      Timothy Monger: ‘The recipient of much hype and praise for his breakthrough single “Take Me to Church,” Ireland’s Hozier does plenty to back it up on his self-titled debut LP. A soulful voice and a brooding mystique can get you a long way but fortunately, most of the material here is well-written […]

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Royal Blood – Royal Blood

Royal Blood – Royal Blood       Scott Kerr: ‘The bludgeoning opener to Royal Blood’s self-titled debut, “Out of the Black” is a riff-fueled onslaught that belies their two-piece status; with just a heavily processed bass guitar and a drum set between them, they make some four-piece rock bands look inconsequential. … In roughly […]

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Elvis Presley – The Platinum Collection

Elvis Presley – The Platinum Collection It is easy to run out of superlatives when talking of the phenomenon that was Elvis Presley. As a solo artist he remains unparalleled and only the Beatles have outstripped him of worldwide sales of singles and albums. We hope you enjoy this collection of music from the King […]

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Ariana Grande – My Everything

Ariana Grande – My Everything     My Everything is the second studio album by American singer Ariana Grande, released on August 22, 2014 by Republic Records. Grande describes My Everything as “an evolution” from her debut album, Yours Truly (2013); it explores more mature themes and genres. Upon its release, the album debuted atop […]

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Deru – 1979

Deru – 1979 1979 is a living time capsule 1979 is a perpetual relic 1979 is a collective, beating heart 1979 is a breathing human record 1979 is a meditation on nostalgia 1979 is my fifth studio album 1979 is the year I was born There’s not a doubt in my mind that memory is […]

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Passenger – Whispers

Passenger – Whispers Matt Collar: ‘British singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg, otherwise known as Passenger, continues exploring the broader sonic palette he developed on 2012’s All the Little Lights with his sixth studio album, 2014’s Whispers. As he did last time, Rosenberg once again teamed up with All the Little Lights producer Chris Vallejo. Together, they deliver […]

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The Pineapple Thief – Magnolia

The Pineapple Thief – Magnolia       Thom Jurek: ‘Pineapple Thief spent more than a decade winning audiences over to their unique, hook-laden brand of highly skilled modern prog by the time they released 2010’s sublime Someone Here Is Missing. On 2012’s excellent All the Wars, they seemed to exceed their own and their […]

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The Script – No Sound Without Silence

The Script – No Sound Without Silence       The Script have really done themselves proud with this album and it’s the closest they’ve come to their epic ‘Science and Faith’. What is special about this one is that it’s obvious how much thought has gone into each song – every lyric, every melody, […]

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5 Seconds of Summer – 5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer – 5 Seconds of Summer AMG Review: If one could draw a Venn diagram with Southern California punk-pop giants Green Day on the left and British boy band sensations One Direction on the right, the circles would most likely intersect to create Australia’s 5 Seconds of Summer. A four-member ensemble of […]

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Angus And Julia Stone – Angus And Julia Stone

Angus & Julia Stone (Deluxe Edition) – Angus And Julia Stone AMG Review: Australian sibling folk-rock duo Angus & Julia Stone broke big with their 2010 sophomore album, Down the Way. The album, which debuted at number one in Australia, took home five ARIA music awards, including Album of the Year. On the heels of […]

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Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun

Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun AMG Review: Given the title of its sixth release, it’s fair to wonder if Mastodon is hinting at 2011’s The Hunter or its back catalog. Many of the tracks on Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun dig into the band’s seemingly inexhaustible bag of monstrous riffs and wonderfully fractured […]

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Noah Gundersen – Ledges

Noah Gundersen – Ledges       Steve Leggett : ‘Born into a musical but very religious family, Noah Gundersen didn’t hear many secular songs as a child, perhaps explaining the subtle and hushed gospel intensity and sincerity he brings to his songs, which, while definitely secular, deal with themes of loss, hope, and personal […]

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Cheatahs – Cheatahs

Cheatahs – Cheatahs       In creating the album, Cheatahs, comprising Nathan Hewitt (vocals, guitar), James Wignall (guitar, vocals), Dean Reid (bass, vocals) and Marc Raue (drums), headed first to the country, spending a week in an isolated, old stone-floored cottage in Cornwall, before coming back to complete the album at Dropout studios in […]

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Jazz Lounge – Smooth Jazz & Piano Bar

Jazz Lounge : Smooth Jazz & Piano Bar to relax. JazzAndBluesExperience – (Re)Discover the Jazz and Blues greatest hits – JazznBluesExperience is your channel for all the best jazz and blues music. Find your favorite songs and artists and experience the best of jazz music and blues music. Subscribe for free to stay connected to […]

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Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy

Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy AMG Review: Damien Rice doesn’t do anything in a hurry. He lets his songs unfold at a deliberate, almost stately pace and he’s similarly unconcerned about rushing through his career, taking a full eight years to deliver 2014’s Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy, which amounts to […]

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Pink Floyd – The Endless River

Pink Floyd – The Endless River AMG Review: David Gilmour sang about an endless river on “High Hopes,” the last song on what appeared to be the last Pink Floyd album, 1994’s Division Bell. Twenty years later, the same phrase became the title of The Endless River, an album designed as Pink Floyd’s last. Assembled […]

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Caribou – Our Love

Caribou – Our Love AMG Review: Electronic artist Dan Snaith, working as Caribou, produced brilliantly abstract albums for more than a decade, moving from the glitchy weirdness of his 2001 debut, Start Breaking My Heart, into more delicate mergers of organic sounds and electronic production, with his 2007 standout album Andorra and its more psychedelic […]

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