2021 Album Reviews Round Up (Part Two)

Abra Cadabra - Product Of My Environment (2020) Debut mixtape from this London rapper and it’s quality is high enough that this would pass as a great debut album proper. It’s hard edged, containing elements of grime, trap and drill but with injections of melody and hooky choruses that keep things feeling fresh. One of... Continue Reading →

2021 Album Reviews Round Up (Part One)

On top of the tons of tracks I’ve been working through this year I’ve been trying to consume as many of the year’s full length releases as possible. Here’s my thoughts on the first selection - Headie One - Too Loyal For My Own Good (2021) Following up last year’s full length debut (EDNA (2020)),... Continue Reading →

Mercury Music Prize 2021

The nominees for this years Mercury Music Prize have been announced - here’s my thoughts on each album and who I think will walk away with the prize - and who I think actually deserves it!! Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams (2021) Really assured and composed debut album from this singer songwriter, following up... Continue Reading →

Gojira – Fortitude (2021)

Band - Gojira Line Up - Joe Duplantier (Vocals/Guitar) Christian Andreu (Guitar) Jean-Michel Labadie (Bass) Mario Duplantier (Drums) Producer - Joe Duplantier Release Date - 30th April 2021 Label - Roadrunner This is the seventh full length release from these French tech-metallers and truth be told, it’s the first time I have been looking forward... Continue Reading →

Run The Jewels – RTJ4 (2020)

Artist - Run The Jewels Killer Mike - Vocals El-P - Vocals/Production Producers - El-P/Little Shalimar/Wilder Zoby/Sitek/Boots/Nick Hook/Josh Homme/Sweeney Release Date - 3rd June 2020 Label - Jewel Runners/BMG One of my favourite albums of 2020, I’m still listening to this regularly almost a year later and it keeps getting better. After producing three albums... Continue Reading →

Royal Blood – Typhoons (2021)

Artist - Royal Blood Mike Kerr - Vocals/Bass/Keyboards Ben Thatcher - Drums Producers - Royal Blood/Josh Homme/Paul Epworth Release Date - 30th April 2021 Label - Warner The highly anticipated third album from one of the UK’s most popular artists is finally here, nearly four years since the release of How Did We Get So... Continue Reading →

Thomo’s Classic Album Series #2 – The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969)

Band - The Beatles Line Up - John Lennon (Vocals/Guitar/Piano/Moog) Paul McCartney (Vocals/Bass/Guitar/Piano/Moog) George Harrison (Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Moog) Ringo Starr (Vocals/Drums) Year - 1969 Producer - George Martin Label - Apple Are The Beatles the greatest band of all time? Obviously everything is subjective and very much of personal opinion (and personally I believe they are) but... Continue Reading →

serpentwithfeet – DEACON (2021)

Artist - serpentwithfeet (Josiah Wise) Producers - serpentwithfeet / Batu / Brandon Juhans / Lil Silva / Sampha / Take A Daytrip / Justus West Release Date - March 26th 2021 Label - Secretly Canadian Second album from this Baltimore native following on from his 2018 debut Soil, it finds this experimental R&B artist has... Continue Reading →

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