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Top 10 Albums of 2017

Another year in music is over. Last year I recounted my top 10 albums of the year, and it’s time to do it all over again. This year’s list was very tough, it’s been an absolutely amazing year for all genres of music, so many artists have released such mind blowing pieces of work! Here are the 10 I’ve chosen as the best of the best.

This year I tried not to simply focus on my 10 favourites, but on 10 that I truly believe are the best, whether this is overall, or means a complete album with 0 filler, or an album that’s defining it’s genre, these are all something special.

 LordeMelodrama

Top Track: ‘Homemade Dynamite’

Whilst this list is in no order, Melodrama 100% cinches the top spot for me. Melodrama encapsulates heartbreak, late-teenage parties and the transition into ‘true’ adult life in a handful of unique and experimental tracks. From the thumping beats of ‘Green Light’ to the soft piano of ‘Liability’, and it’s reprise, Lorde proves that she’s a forced to be reckoned with. A 4 year wait between records is nothing if it results in anything half as good as Melodrama. Continue Reading →

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Concert Wishlist

Mondays always seem to be music posts. Maybe I should make music Mondays a thing on here.

This week I’m listing off some amazing musicians I wish I’m able to see perform live in concert one day, and some that I’ll never be able to see perform, and I truly wish I could have done.

 SCANDAL

SCANDAL are a four piece Japanese indie/rock/pop band that have been around for ages now. I first fell in love with SCANDAL when I was 14 I think, near 8 years later and I’m still a huge fan.

Their music spans genres, they’ve toyyed around with their style over the last 10 or so years, and it’s really paid off, for the most part.

The girls seem to perform in London once a year or so, now I live here I’m hoping I get the chance to see them soon. SCANDAL’s greatest hits dropped not too long ago, fingers crossed there’s an accompanying tour.

Bonus fact: I spent most of my teenage years yearning after Rina (third from left), the drummer of the band. My crush is still strong.

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New Music of the Month – February 2017

February has been a fantastic month for music, with comebacks from two pop queens, Gaga’s superbowl performances, and 2 British lads dropping incredible debut albums!

Catch up on January’s New Music of the Month here.

(No One Knows me) Like The Piano – Sampha

Sampha’s debut album is amazing. No filler, no inconsistency, no weak links. This heartfelt song about the piano in his late mother’s house will leave you with a serious case of feelings, it’s possible someone is chopping onions near you right now.

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New Music of the Month – January 2017

January has been a good month in the music world, we’re off to a good start in 2017. Let’s hope it continues you this way, 2016 was bloody incredible, 2017 can you top it?!

Here are some of my favourite tracks released this month, or blowing up this month:

Heavy Soul – You Me At Six

One of the first bands I ever saw live was You Me At Six, back when they supported Paramore in 2009. Those were the days.

Their new album ‘Night People’ just dropped, and I’m in love with this song. Great indie song coupled with a, somehow beach-y, guitar riff. I’m all ears for this. Continue Reading →