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Album Review: Skrillex – Recess

Artist: Skrillex Album: Recess Tracks: 11 Release Date: March 14th 2014 Label: Big Beat Records/Asylum Records/Atlantic Records/OWLSA First of all, apologies for the delay, I aimed to review Recess sooner but it’s just one of the things that kept slipping down the to-do list. Anyway, believe it or not, this is Skrillex’s very first full-length solo LP, with all of his previous releases being part of various ...

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EP Review: Action Bronson – Saaab Stories (prod. by Harry Fraud)

Action Bronson’s slowly but surely been gaining more and more recognition as a rapper as the days go by. Energetic and exuberant performances, his huge personality, bushy ginger beard and viral appearances across the web have all been building a future star. Yet to release a full length LP, Bronson is simply gearing up, keeping his fans happy with collaborative EPs such as his Saaab Stories release with pro ...

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Album Review: Twenty One Pilots – Vessel

Artist: Twenty One Pilots Album: Vessel Release Date: January 8th 2013 Tracks: 12 Label: Fueled By Ramen When asked what sort of music Twenty One Pilots make, I couldn’t really answer, they fuse so many genres into one song, let alone an album that it’s impossible to say what classification they really belong to. What that does do is put them in a league of their own, they are completely individual and uniq ...

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Album Review: Asher Roth – RetroHash

Since his debut album accompanied with his stoner aesthetic, a lot has changed in the world of Asher Roth and now he returns with his long awaited sophomore effort RetroHash.  I'm a big fan of Mr Roth and this is one of the albums I’ve been awaiting since I’d finished listening to Asleep In The Bread Aisle for the millionth time. RetroHash is very different, yet absurdly familiar. Produced by Blended Babies ...

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Album Review: The Hives – Lex Hives

Artist: The Hives Album: Lex Hives Tracks: 12 (+2 Bonus Tracks) Release Date: 1st June 2012 Label: Disque Hives Having seen their name plastered about the internet, and armed with the knowledge that they are to play the main stage at Reading & Leeds this year, I decided to give The Hives’ latest album Lex Hives a listen. I know nearly nothing about the band, although I now know they’re Swedish and have ...

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